Let's Talk is a drop-in consultation service offered by the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC). Let's Talk sessions provide students with an opportunity to have an informal, confidential, anonymous conversation with a CMHC therapist. You can share your mental health concerns, work on problem solving together, learn about useful campus and community resources or ask questions about counseling and the CMHC.
Sessions are held at various campus locations or virtually.
Let’s Talk consultations are:
- First come, first served—no appointments needed
- Brief—up to 15 minutes
- Anonymous—no information is collected and kept about you and no paperwork to be completed
- Not counseling or a crisis service
|Audience||Date & Time||Location|
|For CAMP students||Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PST||CAMP office|
|For NASC students||Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PST||NASC office|
|For the BAACC students||Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. PST||
or Via Zoom
|For All Students||Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m. PST||Women's Center|
|For Residents Living in the Residence Halls||Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. PST||Wallace Basement Lounge Area|
|For Law Students||Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. PST||
Menard Room 211 on Third floor
or Via Zoom Passcode: 835702
|For OMA students||Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PST||Student Diversity Center, TLC 229|
|For Satellite Locations||Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. PST||Via Zoom|
Let's Talk FAQ
Counseling is generally 50-minute weekly sessions with a therapist virtually or in their CMHC office and focuses on one to two goals that you’d like to work toward for several weeks. Counseling can also be group sessions offered weekly virtually or at the CMHC where a CMHC therapist facilitates and all members work toward specific goals. Let’s Talk is more informal and is intended to be more of a consultation — a way to problem solve or get answers to specific questions when needed.
Conversations with Let’s Talk therapists are confidential, meaning the therapists will not share what you talked about with others. However, there are a few exceptions.
If you disclose immediate threat of harm to yourself or others, the therapist may need to share information to keep you or others safe. For example, if you say you are going to complete suicide or know of a child or elder adult who is being abused or neglected, the therapist may need to talk with others to help keep you or them safe.
Yes! We encourage you to stop by for suggestions and resources to help a student of concern.
If you are interested in your own counseling, please consider the Employee Assistance Program.
- If you need help immediately, call 911 or go to the closest Emergency Room.
- You can call the CMHC at 208-885-6716 and choose Option 3 to be connected to our 24/7 crisis line and talk with a counselor immediately.
- If it is Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., you may contact the CMHC at 208-885-6716 to be seen for a crisis appointment.
Let’s Talk is modeled after the Let’s Talk program at Cornell University. We appreciate our Cornell colleagues’ work in creating the name and concept of the program that we have been able to adapt for use on our campus.