Community Resources

Community Resources are located within the City of Lawrence, and provide assistance to the general public. Students, staff and faculty are eligible to request assistance from any community resource. These resources are listed in alphabetical order. As a reminder, if you or a loved one are in a life-threatening crisis, please call 9-1-1, if the crisis is non-life-threatening, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 9-8-8.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat

Community Resources

Community Resources are located within the City of Lawrence, and provide assistance to the general public.  Students, staff and faculty are eligible to request assistance from any community resource.  These resources are listed in alphabetical order.

Bert Nash

The Center is a non-profit, licensed, comprehensive mental health facility committed to providing research-based services to improve the lives of Douglas County residents. The Center provides outpatient therapy options for adults and children, including individual and group therapy and several specialized services. 

In order to receive services, you must be a Douglas County resident. Fees vary according to the services provided and are comparable to or lower than the cost of similar services in private agencies. Bert Nash files claims to private insurers, Medicaid (Kansas), and Medicare. Clients without insurance may qualify for sliding scale fees based on income. Payment is expected at the time service is provided. 

200 Maine Street 

Lawrence, KS 66044 


Phone (available 24/7): 785-843-9192 

Fax: 785-843-2219  

Office Hours: Mon–Thurs 7:30am to 7pm, Fri 9am to 5pm 

Crisis Intervention Team

The council was created for the purpose of forming a partnership between law enforcement, the mental health system, courts, the mentally ill, and their families. The council’s primary mission is to provide training and CIT certification for law enforcement officers based on the CIT. The council is represented by local law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, court personnel, and mental health advocates.  The Council’s goal is to reduce dangerous confrontations between citizens in crisis and law enforcement officers, and reduce recidivism and arrests by diverting individuals with mental illness to appropriate community mental health providers. 

Crisis Intervention Team 

PO Box 8760 

Prairie Village, Kansas 66208-0760 


Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri, 8AM - 4PM 

LMH Health

LMH Health, formerly Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 

LMH Health continues to be a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital that serves the health care needs of the community regardless of an individual's ability to pay.  

Discount Programs through LMH Health

Uncompensated services are available to patients at Lawrence Memorial Hospital whose gross income is at or below Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Patients whose income is above the poverty guidelines may be eligible for a discount on a sliding scale

Derrick Hurst – Integrated Crisis Team

LMH Health's Integrated Crisis Team and Behavioral Health Crisis Services are available 24/7 to assist all individuals.  LMH Health has a behavioral crisis unit located in our Emergency Department.  While the Emergency Department is not designed to be 

a therapeutic setting, during certain times the Integrated Crisis Team may provide the best immediate care.

The Integrated Crisis Team is able to provide assistance in times of crisis.  The Team also provides referrals and transportation for more extensive care. 

Lawrence Memorial Hospital  

325 Maine Street  

Lawrence, Kansas 66044  

Phone:785-505-5000  800-749-4144


When a call is placed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, it is routed by area code to the closest crisis center. In Kansas, that call comes to Headquarters Counseling Center first. Anyone can call for any reason. Headquarters is a non-profit, all calls are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.  

Headquarter’s direct line is 785-841-2345 or through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 (TALK). As part of the National Suicide Prevention Line network, Headquarters are - part of a 160-center network. Even if our counselors cannot answer, calls to the NSPL have a very high answer rate by "rolling" to the next crisis center. Online Chat is also available on our website. 

211 E. 8th, Suite C 

Lawrence, Kansas 66044 

National Hotline:800-273-8255 

Local Hotline: 785-841-2345 

Administrative Line:785-841-9900 

Live Chat Link

Race and Mental Health

Affordability of Treatment

TWLOHA’s Treatment & Recovery Scholarships

These funds represent a collective belief that all people should have access to professional mental health care. This application is open to anyone regardless of race or ethnicity, but if you are a person of color facing financial barriers we encourage you to apply here. We can also help you connect with a therapist in your community.

Loveland Foundation

Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy.

Therapy For Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. They also offer a referral tool to find a therapist in your local community.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need. When using the Find a Therapist tool, you can find Black therapists by updating the Ethnic Specialty filter. Open Path therapists provide affordable, in-office and online psychotherapy sessions between $30 and $60.

Digital Resources

13 Inclusive Therapy and Mental Health Resources For BIPOC

While many people are protesting against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter, the events can take a much harder toll on BIPOC. At the same time, it's not always easy to find affordable or accessible therapy or mental health resources, let alone ones that feel intersectional and inclusive. Whether you're looking for emotional support or professional help, here are some things to try.

Ayana Therapy

The Ayana Therapy app strives to address the strong lack of engagement between minorities and the mental health care industry which arises as a result of cost, stigma, and lack of cultural competency. We help match users with licensed professionals that share their unique traits, values, and sensibilities.

Ethel’s Club

Digital membership club focused empowering people of color in wellness, culture, and creativity.



Headspace is your guide to health and happiness. It’s the simple way to let go of stress and get a better night’s rest. Learn to relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day.   Additionally, Sleep by Headspace helps create the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest.  

The Basics course is completely free and will teach you the fundamental techniques of meditation and mindfulness. After that, by subscription, gain access to the full Headspace meditation library. Train your mind with guided meditation on everything from managing stress and anxiety, to getting a better night’s rest, to relationships. Bring more awareness to daily activities through on-the-go exercises and use SOS sessions to skillfully manage moments of panic or anxiety. Get the rest you deserve at night with the help of Sleep by Headspace, which includes sleepcasts and sleep sounds. The Headspace animation library is full of tips and helpful wisdom to keep your practice on track, and you can even add friends to keep each other motivated. 

iOS / Google Play  

Free to download with limited access to library.  

In-app purchases to gain full access to library. Plans are monthly/ annually/ Family.


Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts. 

Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule. 

Sleep stories are bedtime stories that are guaranteed to lull you into a deep and restful slumber. Calm has 100= exclusive Sleep Stories for adults and children alike, featuring well-known talent such as Stephen Fry, Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, and Jerome Flynn. Drift off to dreamland and wake up refreshed. 

iOS / Google Play  

Free to download with limited access to library. 

In-app purchases to gain full access to library. Plans are 


Insight Timer

The number 1 free meditation app. Guided meditations and talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more. Music tracks from world- renowned artists. Join millions learning to meditate on Insight Timer to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety manage stress sleep deeply and improve happiness.  

With 10= new free guided meditations added daily, more meditation is practiced on Insight Timer than anywhere else. Great for both beginners and experienced practitioners.  

iOS / Google Play  

Free to download with limited access to library. 

In-app purchases to gain full access to library. Plans are 


10% Happier

The app 10% Happier is a mindfulness app for meditation skeptics and fidgety people. The app offers a no-nonsense, relatable way for beginners to dip their toe into meditation, and it's more geared toward performance enhancement than soul-searching. It's great for people with high-pressure jobs and busy lives. 

The free trial, payment required after trial ends. 

iOS / Google Play  

Free to download. Free plan that includes basic levels of app.  Membership has more offerings with 7 day free trial. After trial $100 subscription per year.   

Individuals can listen to the free 10% Happier podcast, though. 


Happify’ s science- based activities and games can help reduce stress, overcome negative thoughts, and build greater resilience by providing effective tools and programs to improve emotional well-being.  

Our techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who’ve been studying evidence- based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades. 

iOS / Google Play  

Yearly subscription $139.99 ($11.67 per month if through the yearly subscription), $14.99/ month if done on a monthly basis. Or $449.99 for a lifetime



National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has multiple blogs on their website. There are different blogs each one specific to different Mental Health conditions. These blogs are curated by the NAMI staff, can be submitted by anyone, and should be under 800 words. The blog was created with the hope that by sharing personal experiences, it will give a voice to anyone going through the same thing. It is the hope that these blogs will inspire others to express themselves or to seek help. 

The “You Are Not Alone” blog was created to be an open, safe place of expression. But it is not an immediate response.  If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact 1-800-273-TALK. The hotline is open 24/7. If you have questions about mental health, please contact the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI. If you or someone you know needs immediate life threatening help, please contact 9-1-1.


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a research facility, focusing on the causes and prevention of Mental Health symptoms.  NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Everyone at NIMH works to transform the understanding and treatment of mental health through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

The Mighty

The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. There are blogs available for any range of disabilities, mental health conditions are included on that. Create an account to join the communities and read blogs posted by people going through the same process as you. 

Therese Borchard

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at HealthCentral and Associate Editor at PsychCentral. She is the founder of the online depression communities Project Hope & Beyond and Group Beyond Blue. In the past she has served as the Emotional Health Columnist for, where she wrote the popular blog “Sanity Break,” and a contributor to Yahoo,, The Huffington Post,, and other media outlets. 

Therese is the author of “Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes,” “The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Guide,” and “What Does Depressed Mean? A Guidebook for Children with a Depressed Loved One,” among other titles. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree in 2011 by her alma mater, Saint Mary’s College, for her outstanding contributions to the field of mental health. She is the recipient of the 2014 Ray of Light Award by the Dave Nee Foundation, serves on the advisory board of the National Network of Depression Centers, and is a Special Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorder Center. 

The Mental Elf

This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. We scour over 500 sources of evidence (journals, databases, websites) every week, to find key guidance, systematic reviews and other high quality research and reports that will help make your practice more evidence-based. The selection process has no input from any external bodies, publishers, sponsors or commercial organizations. 


Crisis Call Center

800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Crisis Text Line (U.S. only)

Text HELLO to 741741 or message us on Facebook to chat with a Crisis Counselor.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

Mental Health America

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week this unique hotline is available via text message to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties or an emotional crisis. Highly trained counselors offer support and guidance to calm you down and make sure you are safe on this free, confidential 24-hour support line. To further protect your privacy, these messages do not appear on a phone bill. The text line also provides services and support if you are upset, scared, hurt, frustrated, or distressed. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room 


Toll Free:800-969-6642 


Crisis Text Line (U.S. only) 

Text HELLO, CONNECT, or MHA to 741741

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center 

Phone: 866-615-6464

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

The NAMI Helpline is available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST to answer your general questions about mental health issues and treatment options. You can get information on mental health services in your area and learn how to help a loved one find treatment.

Phone: 1-800-950-NAMI(6264)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If mental health difficulties are leading you to consider suicide or think about death often, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers. This 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in crisis and provides free and confidential emotional support and crisis intervention. Text ANSWER to 839863. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


The Hilarious World of Depression

Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with depression, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way. 

The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. 

Mental Illness Happy Hour

Comedian Paul Gilmartin hosts a weekly, hour-long audio podcast consisting of interviews with artists, friends and the occasional doctor. 

The show is geared towards anyone interested in or affected by depression, addiction and other mental health concerns which are so prevalent in the creative arts. 

Paul’s hope is that the show and this website will give people a place to connect, smile and feel the return of hope.   The biggest myth about mental illness is that you are alone and there is no help. This site is not intended to replace the need for medical diagnosis.  Please leave that to professionals.  It’s not a doctor’s office. 


Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. 

Jen Gotch is OK... Sometimes

Hi. I’m Jen Gotch and this is my podcast. It’s kind of weird, and original, and funny and honest just like me. Each week I’m going to get in your ear, tell you about my fears, my pain, my triumphs and hopefully in the process help you become more self-aware, build your own emotional intelligence and more than anything else FEEL LESS ALONE. 

Not Another Anxiety Show

A podcast for all: from the always anxious to the occasionally overwhelmed to the painfully panicked. 

Join your host Kelli Walker – registered nurse, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and former agoraphobe – on an anxiety adventure. 

Learn what anxiety really is, why the best of us can get caught in its web, and how to move past its sticky grip. Casual conversations with Kelli and other experts will include more than reciting daily affirmations or following "five simple steps" to overcome anxiety. Instead, you'll get practical tips, resources, and guidance while gaining a down-to-earth and deeper understanding of what it means to be human – an easily overlooked part of truly moving past anxiety. 

No experience in deep breathing, chakra alignment, or pescetarianism required. Listen in for a good laugh and start feeling a little more human today. 


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