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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.

  • Turning Leaf
    As a state licensed corporation, TurningLeaf Wellness Center offers wellness services ranging from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment to Seminars and Personal Coaching, to Mind and Body Wellness programs. Depending on the concern, you will be referred to one of their licensed therapists. For additional information, visit their website or call (435) 652-1202.

  • Intermountain Psychiatry & Counseling
    Specialty clinic providing care for psychiatric and behavioral health need, including depression, anxiety, adult and pediatric ADHD, eating disorders, autism and Asperger’s, bipolar disorder, and more. All available treatment options are discussed such as medications, healthy thinking and lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and alternative remedies. For additional information, visit their website or call (435) 688-4850.

  • Doctors Volunteer Clinic
    Free medical and mental health services offered to the local community. For additional information, visit their website or call (435) 656-0022.

  • 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.

  • Dove Center
    Supporting individuals of domestic violence and sexual assault through education and resources to increase safety and promote healing from trauma. Provides confidentiality and shelter, outreach services, and 24- hour helpline. For additional information, visit their website or call (435) 628-0458.

  • 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline
    (888) 421-1100

  • Utah Suicide Hotline
    (801) 625-3700

 

#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

SOUTHERN UTAH CAMPUS
255 E. Center Street

Ivins, UT 84738
(435) 222-1241

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