Active Minds Statement

The Active Minds student organization in cooperation with Student Senate developed the following statement to serve as a syllabus addendum for faculty to help promote student mental health on the Rockhurst University campus. The Rockhurst University Counseling Center fully endorses this statement.

Cura Personalis, Care for the Whole Person, is one of the core values of Rockhurst University. Through commitment to its values, Rockhurst University offers services to assist you in any difficulties, some of which may include:

  • strained relationships
  • increased anxiety
  • alcohol or drug abuse
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • difficulty concentrating or lack of motivation

These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student’s ability to participate in daily activities. If you or someone you know is suffering from any of the these issues, the following mental health services, all of which are completely confidential, are available for free:

RU Resources:

RU security (24 hour): (816) 501-4010 
Counseling center (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:30 PM): (816) 501-4275
Campus Ministry: campusministry@rockhurst.edu (816) 501-4303
Residence Life: Contact your Resident Assistant (RA), Resident Director (RD) or your Area Coordinator
Disability Resource Center: (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:30 PM) Mindy Pettegrew (accommodations): mindy.pettegrew@rockhurst.edu; (816) 501-4691

KC Resources:

Research Psychiatric Center Crisis Line (24 hour): (816) 235-8162
Center for Behavioral Medicine (24 hour): (816) 404-3800
Midwest Center for Eating Disorders at Research Medical Center (24 hour): (816) 276-3880
MOCSA Sexual Assault (24 hour): (816) 531-0233
Johnson County Mental Health Center (24 hour): (913) 268-0156
Shawnee Mission Medical Center, ER (24 hour): (913) 676-2218
Swope Health Services Crisis Line (24 hour): (888) 279-8188
Neighborhood Walk-In and Family Clinic: 5151 Troost, (816) 237-1616
Goppert Trinity Family Care: 6675 Holmes Road, Suite 360, (816) 276-7600

National Resources:

National suicide prevention lifeline (24 hour): 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis text line (24 hour): Text HOME to 741741