Mental, Physical & Financial Health
It's easy for health and wellness to take a backseat to the pressures of graduate school. There are a number of resources and services to help you adjust, manage stress, and find a support network on campus that works for you.
If You Are Having a Mental Health Emergency Please Access the Following Resources:
- Suicide Hotlines:
- Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS): 785-864-CAPS (2277)
- available during weekday hours
- KU Psychological Clinic785-864-4121
- Grad Crisis Care 1-877-GRAD-HLP 877-472-3457
- available by phone and Skype
- Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center785-843-9192
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital emergency room785-505-5000
- Watkins Health Center785-864-9500
Mental Health Resources
KU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
KU Psychological Clinic
Bert Nash Community Health Center
KU Recreation Services
The student Rec Center is open to all of you and provides a variety of resources for physical fitness, team and individual sports, classes, and personal training. The cutting edge indoor and outdoor facilities accommodate a broad range of athleticism - from beginners looking to improve your health with low impact exercise, to seasoned athletes aspiring to push their physical abilities to the next level. If you are a student you are automatically a member of the Rec Center! Be sure to check out all of the services, Fit Group classes, intramural sports, and outdoor equipment rental!
Watkins Health Services
Located in Watkins Memorial Health Center, Watkins Health Services (WHS) provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals.
Health Education Resource Office (HERO)
The Health Education Resource Office (HERO) provides services including health education programming and health coaching on many topics such as stress management, nutrition and weight management, and sexual health.
Lawrence Parks & Recreation
The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department aims to provide excellent city services and enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community. The department has developed many programs for the community, including hike/bike trails, recreation facility operations, golf, forestry, and other quality of life programs and facilities. The department currently offers more than 550 programs and activities each season for all ages to keep active. Admission to Sports Pavilion Lawrence® at Rock Chalk Park is free for Douglas County Residents.