Students enjoy a stroll through Taylor lawn, W mountain in the background

March 28-April 1, 2022

Peers Supporting Peers Group Session, 12:30pm, Tuesday, March 29th

  • Where: UC South Conference Room
  • Who: EPIC Mentors, RAs, SAAC, LEAD, MCC students, PHEs
  • What: Christine Osmundson, local therapist and CB State of Minds Board Chair, will lead a discussion with Western student leaders and help them self-advocate and support their peers in times of hardship. 

Healing Circle, 6:30pm, Thursday, March 31st 

  • Where: Pinnacles Multi-Purpose Room
  • Who: Open to everyone
  • What: Engagement in a Circle Process to get students in touch with their grieving and think about what they need to heal. Healing is not cyclical, it is often not done in isolation, and it’s complex. If students are struggling with how to cope with the news of Eli’s passing and/or if they want to be listened to and supported in their pain, this is for it to happen. 
  • Facilitated by Residence Life Pro Staff

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) and GVH Mobile Crisis Clinicians, 11am-1pm, Tuesday, March 29th-Friday, April 1st

  • What: Tabling at Rare Air Café
  • Possible attendance in classes throughout the week

Knock and Talks 

  • What: Peer Health Educators (PHEs) going to residence halls and knocking on doors, handing out mental health resources 

Sidewalk Chalk

  • What: Sidewalk messaging throughout campus, “you matter”, sense of community

People Posters

  • What: Look for posters featuring Western students, faculty, and staff on “how I support my mental health” and self-care tips

April 4-April 8, 2022

Mental Health Matters, 5-7pm, Tuesday, April 5th

  • Who: University Center
  • What: Facilitated by Gunnison Valley Health discussion on how we are better together, starting conversations around mental health, asking for input on what we can change and do better, and sharing campus/community resources.
  • FREE FOOD, provided by Gunnison Valley Hospital

Peer Health Educators/GVH Mobile Crisis Clinicians, 11am-1pm, Monday, April 4th-Friday, April 8th  

  • What: Tabling at Rare Air Café (RAC)
  • Possible attendance in classes throughout the week

April 11-April 15, 2022

Posters supporting mental health  

  • What: Pictures of people, destigmatizing language and questions/answers about mental health 

Peer Health Educators/GVH Mobile Crisis Clinicians, 11am-1pm, Monday, April 11th-Friday, April 15th 

  • What: Tabling at Rare Air Café
  • Possible attendance in classes throughout the week

PLEASE NOTE:  This schedule is subject change.  Please look for additional programs, services, and resources presented to the Western community throughout the remainder of the semester.

Additional Resources

In addition to the sessions scheduled over the next few weeks, this a reminder about immediate services that you can access.  

Reach out to the 24/7 Crisis Services at 970.252.6220, text TALK to 38255. Students can also call the Western Counseling Center at 970.252.3200 to schedule an appointment.

Suicide Prevention Training

  • LivingWorks Start Training

FREE access to the LivingWorks Start suicide prevention gatekeeper training. LivingWorks Start is a one-hour, online, interactive training program that gives you the skills and knowledge to keep family, friends, co-workers, and others safe from suicide. For more information, click here.

To access the training, click here and enter access code: OSP Gen. Please note that licenses are available for use on a first come, first served basis. Please do not share the URL and access code outside of Colorado. *LivingWorks Start works best with Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge browsers. It is not Internet Explorer compatible. If you have any questions or issues accessing the training, please contact Dymond Ruybal at

Canvas Page 

  • Access resources/services on the PHEs’ Health and Wellness Canvas page


Students can also access TimelyCare, Western’s tele-health option through the following steps:

  1. Create your free account by visiting or download the TimelyCare app at the App Store or on Google Play.
  2. Click “Sign in.”
  3. Create your profile using your @western school email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to start your first visit.
  5. You can access TimelyCare on a 24/7 basis or schedule an individual counseling appointment.
  6. Here is a Youtube tutorial video on it:

Special thanks to the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) for their organization and coordination of these program/events/services/resources.

Western’s Peer Health Educators are here to get Western students connected with health-related resources.  Your PHEs are:

The PHE’s also host regular office hours to make it easy to find them, pick up resources, or just swing by for a chat, UC 103:  

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm