Student Health & Wellness

Helping students with their health, wellness, and overall development.

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Student Health & Wellness page. We understand that Student Health and Wellness is an important aspect of successful graduate and post-graduate student life. RMUoHP students’ health, wellness, and overall development are enhanced by a continual focus on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

The concept of wellness is broad, far-reaching, and can prove difficult to define. In terms of wellness, RMUoHP encourages students to refer to wellness as maintaining a healthy balance within the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness, as defined by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are categorized by the following: Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Intellectual, Occupational, Environmental, and Financial. Maintaining wellness and balance in each dimension of wellness is a vital component to overall student health. All of the dimensions are interconnected and support one another. RMUoHP provides campus and external resources for each of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

BetterHelp Online Counseling

What is BetterHelp?

At RMUoHP we understand student health and wellness is an important aspect of successful student life. We support students through holistic approaches using a framework based upon the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as prescribed by SAMSHA. In an effort to enhance support to all RMUoHP students, Student Affairs has provided access to teletherapy services through BetterHelp, which is the world’s largest network of licensed, accredited, and experienced counselors who can help you with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, and more.

BetterHelp services are available at no additional cost for current RMUoHP students, staff, and faculty. If you used BetterHelp at any point during your time at RMUoHP services are half-priced after graduation. Currently, BetterHelp works with over 250,000 students from 150 schools and universities nationwide. Counseling services are available in over 44 different languages and offer extended hours for sessions meeting the needs of our students’ demanding schedules.

Students are matched with a counselor based upon their needs and disclosed demographics, which supports the diverse RMUoHP student population. Mental health counseling services are unlimited for enrolled students and available through text, chat, phone calls, and video conferencing, thereby allowing students to select their preferred communication route.

Betterhelp also includes free resources that can be found here.

For additional information on this program, contact The Department of Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu.

BetterHelp FAQs

Who will be helping me?

After you sign up, you are matched to an available counselor who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different counselors have different approaches and areas of focus, so it’s important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you. BetterHelp is able to provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your counselor isn’t a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different counselor.

Who are the counselors?

Counselors on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state’s professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training, and practice. While their experience, expertise, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 2,000 hours of hands-on experience. Click here to learn more about BetterHelp counselors.

Is BetterHelp right for me?

BetterHelp may be right for you if you’re looking to improve the quality of your life. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp may be able to help. We also have counselors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, addictions, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self-esteem and more.

BetterHelp is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:

• You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others

• You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian

• You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation

• You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care

• You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority

• You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection

How much does it cost?

BetterHelp services are free for RMUoHP students and staff. After graduation, services are half-priced; if you used BetterHelp at any point during your time at RMUoHP.

How long can I use BetterHelp?

As a current RMUoHP student, staff, or faculty member you may use BetterHelp as often as needed. There are no maximum amount of visits per month, week, or year. This depends on your needs and varies a lot from one person to another. Some people feel they get most of the value after just a few weeks, while others prefer to stick to the program for an extended period of time. This is completely up to you.

How can I get started with BetterHelp?

Upon enrollment to RMUoHP, an email is sent to your rm.edu email address. Please check your university email for the invitation. The invitation will include a unique URL link to begin the intake process/questionnaire. Your free access is association with your RMUoHP student email account only. If you cannot find a message from BetterHelp, please contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@rm.edu.

I’m not ready to talk to a counselor, are there other resources?

Yes, Betterhelp has tons of free articles and helpful information that can be found here.

Health & Wellness Resources

National Graduate Student Crisis Hotline

1.877.GRAD.HLP

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1.800.273.8255

Live Chat

2-1-1 (Nationwide service to connect students to national or local community services)

Utah Resources

UNI Community Crisis Intervention & Support Services Line
(801) 587-3000

UNI (University Neuropsychiatric Institute) Warm Line
11am to 7pm (Free Counseling)
801-587-1055
Text: 741-741 (Available to all states in the US)

Safe Utah App

SafeUT answers crisis calls, and chats—about yourself or someone else—24/7. These services are free of charge.