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.

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.

Ulifeline: The Ulifeline website includes the Self Evaluator that can be used for yourself or a friend.  The Self Evaluator was developed for ULifeline by Duke University School of Medicine and screens for thirteen of the most common mental health conditions that college students face. This screening does not provide a diagnosis, but identifies problems that could be impacting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The screening process also provides information on these conditions and how to reach out for help.



Peer Helpers

The Peer Helpers are a group of highly visible student leaders that promote healthy living and positive lifestyles through a variety of fun and exciting programs. Programs include "The Great American Smoke-Out", National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Sexual Responsibility, and the end of year Block Party. In addition to program planning, the Peer Helpers are also trained and certified through Bacchus and Gamma to help their fellow students with problem-solving and conflict resolution.

Peer Helper Scholarship

Developed in 1985, the Peer Helper Scholarship seeks to reward up to 12 students of high quality and scholarship who work as resource personnel with Northeastern's Student Success Center. At the completion of required training phases, the cash stipend progressively increases and may renew for the student’s sophomore year upon a positive recommendation by the staff. Applications are available at the beginning of each school year in the Student Success Center. Three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of goals and/or experience, proof of academic achievement and a personal interview are also required. Selection is made shortly after the beginning of fall semester.

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For more information call Cindy Carey at 970.521.6676 or e-mail Cindy.carey@njc.edu

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