Counseling is 100% free to all WCU students through Western Rising and the counseling center.

With many barriers, including cost, Western Rising, Better.Together. and CB State of Mind are collaboratively committed to increasing awareness, education and access to mental health care for Western students.

In collaboration with CB State of Mind, Western Rising offers students mental health scholarships to receive 5-10 FREE sessions.

  • 9% or nearly 1,500 Gunnison County residents were/are unable to get mental health services when they need them.
  • What are the barriers? COST or insurance, social stigma associated with mental illness and difficulty securing an appointment.
  • Gunnison County has nearly double the rate of suicide deaths compared to Colorado’s average (already higher than the national average): 39.5 per 100,000 people, compared to 20.2 Colorado statewide.