Behavioral Health Resources


Well Being

Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy. Our homes, workplaces, and communities are all influenced by our well-being. Finding a balance between work, rest and meaningful connections energizes us and supports resilience and fulfillment. 

Social distancing and disruption to work, school and family life have put a strain on us all. The community resources included in this directory offer new ways to find purpose, connection, and help when you need it. With a little attention and practice, we can all enhance our well-being and work toward balance and contentment. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of the organizations listed here.

Taking Charge of your wellbeing

This quick quiz can help you find your wellbeing strengths and weaknesses. From there, you can set some goals for improvement.

Community support 

Community spaces are an important part of your wellbeing. Here are some local resources. 

  • Lawrence Arts Center
    • Participation in the arts improves emotional well-being and promotes community connections.The Lawrence Arts Center offers a variety of classes, exhibitions and performances both in-person and online. Many opportunities are free and financial aid is available. 
  • Lawrence Public Library
    • Check out books, movies, music, equipment...even a SAD lamp

Douglas County Senior Resource center

SRC provides resources, services, opportunities for seniors throughout Douglas County. 

Fitness and recreation

Access to green spaces, physical activity and recreation are important aspects of well being. 

Trauma-Informed Care & Resiliency Resources

United Way

The Alive and Well program offers local training and education to help Douglas County members understand the impact of trauma.

Compassion Resilience Toolkit: 

Find free resources for teachers, healthcare workers and parents/caregivers about compassion resilience.

Community Children's Center

Community Children's Center of Kansas offers educational opportunities for parents and caregivers, along with support for early childhood needs.


Mental Health Resources: 

Bert Nash Center

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has a great collection of mental health resources on its FAQ page

It also offers 24/7 phone support at: (785) 843-9192

And courses in Mental Health First Aid.

University of Kansas

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling and other services to KU students. CAPS is currently offering virtual counseling sessions. 

Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ

24/7 crisis line: 1-800-273-8255 or 785-841-2345


myStrength App 

The free, myStrength App provides digital self-care resources 24/7, including treatment-inspired exercises, mindfulness meditations and self-care activities. 

Sign up for myStrength by visiting: and using the code: DouglasCounty

General Resources 

Lawrence Public Library

The library has an online collection of community resources about food security, general health, jobs and more. 

You can also find links to health and wellness information if you're looking to hit the books. 

United Way 

Find direct services for community members in need. United Way helps the community with education, health and job security.  

SMART Recovery Group

SMART Recovery group meetings are available for Douglas County residents at no cost every Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Smart Recovery group meetings are for anyone who is struggling with addictive behaviors such as alcohol, opioids, amphetamines, tobacco, gambling, pornography or binge eating.

Additional community resources


-Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

-The Willow Domestic Violence Center