Editor’s note: See below for mental health resources and instructions to sign up for TimelyCare.

Dear WCU Students, 

We all have a need to feel heard in our grief, we all need our stories to be listened to. If you would like to participate in a ceremony to honor and reflect upon the life of Elijah Davidson, please join us this evening, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Mears kitchen or Thursday, Mar 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pinnacles multi-purpose room (next to the community kitchen).

We’ll be utilizing embodied engagement in a traditional Indigenous Circle Process to get in touch with our grieving and think about what we need to heal. Thanks to the Native teachers, healers, and ancestors that have passed on this wisdom and ritual so we can benefit. 

Healing is not cyclical, it is often not done in isolation, and it’s complex. If you’re looking for ways to express your feelings in the wake of the news of Elijah’s passing and/or if you want to be listened to and held in your pain, this is the space for you. 

We recognize the importance and need for individual therapy during times of stress; please utilize the TimelyCare app and our campus counseling center to meet your emotional needs. Only you know what’s best for you; please listen to that wisdom and care for yourself! 

Some helpful Resources: 

24/7 Crisis Services: 970.252.6220, or text TALK to 38255 

Western Counseling Center: 970.252.3200  

As a reminder, students can also access TimelyCare, Western’s tele-health option: 

  1. Create your free account by visiting timelycare.com/western 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:  https://youtu.be/nuO18O7plfg


Your RD/AD ResLife team