Hays Student Center
Student Success Center

Mental Health Resources

Northeastern's Student Guidance Coordinator provides guidance, academic advising, and retention services to all students for a variety of life needs.
For many people, news of the Coronavirus outbreak has increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress.   This is a tough situation –– it is ok if you are feeling overwhelmed.  Be kind to yourself and others as we all navigate through this time. Northeastern has a free resource that can help you through this time. Contact Cindy Carey at 970-521-6676 for information.  

The purpose of this resource is to provide you with three concrete ways to manage stress, symptoms of anxiety or depression that may come up as a result of the current situation.  We have also included information about Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and others safe.  If you are in need of crisis support, please see additional resources below.

Additional Resources


How to Deal with Anxiety

  1. Stay up to date with a trusted source

    1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Website (CDC)

    2. World Health Organization (WHO)

    3. Your school may also provide additional information

  2. Learn more about mental health and coping during this outbreak

    1. Centers for Disease Control - Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

    2. SAMHSA - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Isolation, Quarantine

    3. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

    4. SAMHSA - Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

    5. NCTSN - Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease

  3. Crisis Resources: If you or a loved one needs crisis support, please utilize the resources below:

    1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    2. Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741

    3. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

    4. Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453

    5. National Adult Abuse Hotline: 1-800-222-8000

    6. If you have a medical emergency or need immediate support, please call 911

Mental Health-Counseling-Therapy

Centennial Mental Health Center (CMHC) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive mental health services to the rural communities of northeastern Colorado.

Phone: 970-522-4549
Address: 211 West Main Street
Sterling, Colorado 80751 

There are also many private therapists in the Sterling area.  Students can receive more information in the Student Success Center, Hays 104.

Personal Assistance

Anytime a student needs personal assistance for themselves or a friend, they are encouraged to use the resources on campus.  Please contact Cindy Carey, Student Guidance Coordinator at 970-521-6676, cindy.carey@njc.edu, or by stopping by the Student Success Center in HSC 104. 

If you would just like information or to anonymously talk to someone, here are resources for that.

Assisting students in overcoming specific personal and educational challenges


Alcoholics Anonymous
Local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous  970-522-4538


Cocaine Anonymous
Marijuana Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous


Colorado Tobacco Quitline
National Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Cessation Line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Sexual Assault:

Student Guidance Coordinator:  970-521-6676
Sterling Police Department:  970-522-3512
Title IX Office:  970-521-6657

Sexual Assault Response Advocates (S.A.R.A.)
418 Ensign Street
Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701
(Phone) 970-867-2121   (Fax) 970-867-4714
(Toll Free) 1-855-440-SARA (7272)

Pandora’s Project: Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. 

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network