Veteran Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

Faculty and staff at WSU Tri-Cities are committed to the health and wellness of our student veterans. Our goal aligns with the Vet Corps, which is to serve and empower those who serve.

We provide resources on campus and will help connect you to off-campus resources so that you will have the financial, social, and transitional support you need to be healthy in your personal life and success in your academic life.

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL)

logo for the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Initiative

Christine “Chris” Cauterucio, Psy.D. is the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Clinical Psychologgist for VA Outpatient Mental Health Services. Dr. Cautercuio is on campus every Thursday. Her office is in Floyd 269K and she sees veteran students by walk-in or by appointment. Please contact her at Christine.Cauterucio@va.gov.

The VITAL Initiative’s mission is to provide world-class healthcare and improve the overall mental health of Veterans, while supporting their successful integration into college and university campuses through:

1. Promotion of positive cohesion between Veterans and the entire learning community through campus and community clinical education and training
2. Seamless access to VA healthcare services and on-campus clinical counseling
3. Providing efficient care coordination of all available services.

Other On-Campus Counseling Services

Short-term mental health care for current WSU Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students. You can receive help with adjusting to college life, strengthen coping skills, managing stress, support in decision-making.

Aphrodite Beidler
Aphrodite BeidlerCounseling ServicesFloyd 263B509-372-7153

Off-Campus Crisis Resources

National Veterans Crisis Hotline (24/7 Hotline)
1-800-273-8255 and then Press (1)

Lifeline for Vets
1-888-777-4443
This service is offered through the National Veterans Foundation.

Women Veterans Health – Military Sexual Trauma Program
1-800-827-1000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Counseling
1-800-526-2308 or www.dva.wa.gov

ULifeline: Your online resource for college mental health
http://www.ulifeline.org/WSUTC/

Off-Campus Benefit Resources

Veteran Opportunity Center
1600 North 20th Avenue, Suite A,
Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 545-6558
info@veterancoalition-cb.org
benefits@veterancoalition-cb.org

Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday

Worksoure Columbia Basin

815 N Kellogg St D
Kennewick, WA 99336

(509) 734-5900

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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