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Johnson County Mental Health Center offers a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to Johnson County residents. The Mental Health Center serves as a safety net for individuals with the most severe forms of mental illness, including those who are unable to afford or access care elsewhere in the community. If we are not the appropriate provider for you, we will assist you in finding a provider in the community that can better meet your needs.

Like physical illnesses, mental illness shows itself in a variety of ways. Depending on the situation’s seriousness, a variety of treatment options are available. We provide services throughout the county with highly trained and compassionate professionals.

To contact Johnson County Mental Health, please call (913) 826-4200

Johnson County Mental Health Center complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national orgin, age, disability or sex.

Department News

Kansas Mental Health Centers Seek Exemption from Gun Law
March 27, 2017

Unless the Legislature makes a change, community mental health centers across Kansas will have to allow patients and staff to bring their guns starting in July.  Read More at: http://kcur.org/post/kansas-mental-health-centers-seek-exemption-gun-law#stream/0



Johnson County improves access to health and human services
January 25, 2017

Johnson County Government is launching OneAssist, a single telephone number for callers seeking assistance from county health and human service agencies and departments. One call to 913-715-8989 now connects residents to resources and services from the departments of health and environment, human services, mental health and the county’s developmental supports agency.  Read more at: http://www.jocogov.org/press-release/county-improves-access-health-and-human-services

Independence officers receive crisis training after suicidal man is shot, killed
January 17, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A family called 911 to help a loved one who was armed and threatening suicide. Police were unable to de-escalate the situation and the man is ultimately shot and killed after officers say he pointed a gun at them.

It's known in the mental health community as "suicide by cop". 

Read more at: http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/independence-man-killed-by-police-officers-undergo-crisis-training

New inpatient psychiatric facility to open, providing 24 beds for seniors
December 14, 2016

A private psychiatric hospital will open its doors in Topeka within a week, adding 24 beds for seniors age 50 and up to in-patient mental health care options in the capital city.

Read More : cjonline


Mental Health cuts lead to 200 layoffs in Kansas
December 5, 2016

Funding cuts to mental health services in Kansas have spawned layoffs at some of the state’s 26 health centers, many of them positions that help families in crisis manage day-to-day care, mental health advocates say.

Read more in the Lawrence Journal World: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/aug/07/mental-health-cuts-lead-200-layoffs-kansas-raise-t/

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