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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

In addition to the on-campus resources, RVU encourages students to reach out to community resources. Below is the list of community agencies that provide mental health counseling services.

  • WellConnect
    Available 24/7/365 by calling 866-640-4777. Students can speak to a mental health professional for in-the-moment support for acute distress or to discuss any variety of concerns, including but not limited to: stress associated with school, learning how to balance work and personal life, housing concerns, food assistance, health coaching, parenting advice, childcare matters, legal concerns, and financial matters. All RVU Students and their household members can access 3 free counseling sessions per concern. WellConnect also has web resources available by visiting their website. School code is RVU.

  • Rocky Vista Health Center:
    The Rocky Vista Health Center is located on Rocky Vista University’s campus. The address is: 8401 S. Chambers Rd. Parker, CO 80134.  Whether you need an examination or treatment for an illness or injury, our residents and experienced board-certified physicians are able to care for you. Patients may schedule appointments with a staff physician or resident physician between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.For more information, visit their website.
  • Psychology Today
    Find a licensed therapist or psychiatrist in your area and learn about them before scheduling an appointment! To locate a provider in the local area, visit their website.
  • The Little Clinic (Walk-in)
    King Soopers Marketplace
    17761 Cottonwood Dr.
    Parker, CO 80134
  • Walgreens Walk-In Clinic
    19028 Lincoln Ave.
    Parker, CO 80134
  • Concentra Urgent Care
    11877 E. Arapahoe Rd.

    Centennial, CO 80012
  • UCHealth Emergency and Urgent Care
    16990 Village Center Dr.
    Parker, CO 80134

 

#MentalHealth4All from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

No one’s mental health is fully supported until everyone’s mental health is supported. It’s important that we all remain open and ready to listen to others’ points of view and perspectives, especially during this challenging time. We have mental health, and by taking one simple action, we can create a massive collective change to support #MentalHealth4All.

Actions to Support Your Mental Health

  • Open up to someone close to you about something that you’ve been coping with.
  • Identify three simple self-care activities that work for you, like exercising, meditating, or journaling.
  • Schedule a check-up to talk to a doctor about your mental health, as well as your physical health.
  • Practice Self-Compassion. If you are experiencing struggles with your mental health, you are not alone. It is estimated that up to 50% of those in the U.S. will meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder in their lifetime. According to an August 2020 survey from The Physician’s Foundation, 58% of physicians often have feelings of burnout, compared with 40% in 2018; additionally, the survey found 18% of physicians reported increasing their use of medications, alcohol, or illicit drugs as a result of COVID-19’s effects on their practice of employment situation.
  • Add resource numbers to your phone and encourage a loved one to do the same. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; Crisis Textline 741-741; 24/7 Emotional Support at 7cups.com.

Actions to Support the Mental Health of People in Your Life

  • Let people in your life know you’re a safe person to talk to about mental health, and actively listen and engage when someone comes to you for help.
  • Connect people in your life who have shared interests, such as music, gaming, sports, art and more!

Actions to Support the Mental Health of Your Patients

  • Use Language to Reduce Stigma. When talking about patients with mental illnesses, describe them in a way that recognizes that the person is not the illness. For example, instead of describing a patient as “a 60-year-old schizophrenic” describe them as “a 60-year-old who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.”
  • Adopt a strengths-based approach. Don’t just ask what is wrong, but also ask what is going well and how your patient managed to get through difficult situations in the past. This helps your patient to not only gain insight into their problems but also connect with their own resiliency.
  • For more tips, watch this seminar from AMA on Dismantling Stigma around Behavioral Health Conditions and Treatment.

Actions to Support Mental Health in Your Community

  • Advocate for mental health policies that ensure that everyone in your community has access to mental health care, suicide prevention training, and funding for local crisis resources.
  • Get involved with your local AFSP chapter, or join an Out of the Darkness Walk, and help transform your community into one that’s smart about mental health, where everyone has support when they need it.
  • Bring an AFSP mental health education, research or support program to your school, workplace, or community center.

RESOURCES

The RVU Counseling Center provides counseling to students and their immediate family members free of charge. Referrals to off-campus providers are made as needed, to providers that accept the student’s insurance.

There are many resources available to assist students in navigating the process of managing stressors and building the life of a physician.

In addition to the on-campus resources, RVU encourages students to reach out to community resources.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

COLORADO CAMPUS
8401 S. Chambers Road

Parker, CO 80112
(720) 795-9740

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
studentaffairs@rvu.edu