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Mental Health Toolkit

Resources for providers, but available to all interested.


Welcome to the University of Kansas School of Nursing Mental Wellness Resource page!

Many mental health resources are available, and the list is constantly growing. This page does not attempt to be an exhaustive catalog; however, these sites have been selected as consistently reliable sources of information. The page is organized by population group and will be revised periodically. 

We hope you will find this a useful place to refresh your own understanding or learn more about a topic that is unfamiliar to you.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, and needs help, call 988 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255  

(Disclaimer: This website is intended to provide general educational information for providers and does not provide medical advice. The content is not meant to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any specific individual's medical condition. Anyone is welcome to utilize these resources if interested. This website is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and it should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Users should not rely on this website for emergency medical treatment. The content on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider and follow their advice without delay regardless of anything read on this website.)


This Mental Wellness Resource page and toolkit has been developed by the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce team at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, with generous support of the Health Resources Services Administration. The team includes:

  • Mary Icenogle, BSN, RN
  • Cara Busenhart, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM
  • Carol Buller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, GNP-C
  • Lucinda Whitney, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
  • JoAnn Peterson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
  • Cynthia Teel, PhD, RN, FAAN

Edited by Casey Phillips, the School of Nursing Librarian 

Past founding member:

  • Lori Schwartz, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Guide originally created by Brenda Linares, MLIS, AHIP.

This project is supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) grant #T94HP30900 financed 100% by HRSA.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. An Administrative Supplement Award of $140,485.00 supported this project.