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Johnson County Mental Health Center offers a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents. The Mental Health Center serves as a safety net for individuals with the most severe forms of mental illness, as well as those who are unable to afford or access care elsewhere in the community.

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

Department News

Johnson County response to Sec. Tim Keck
October 28, 2016

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners endorsed this response to Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck’s editorial in the Wichita Eagle entitled “Kansas safety net for disabled strong and improving.”

When Police Confront Kansans with Mental Illness, Training can Make the Difference
October 27, 2016

"At first, the man appears drunk.He’s walking along an on-ramp from Lackman Road onto I-435 in Lenexa, Kansas. At 1 p.m., traffic is heavy.
The man doesn’t react well when a police officer arrives.“He takes a few swings at the officer. They’re obviously not Mike Tyson swings, but they’re swings nonetheless, where if something happened right there it could very easily spill over from the shoulder onto the highway where somebody would really get hurt,” Lenexa police Capt. Wade Borchers said, recounting an incident from earlier this year that involved another officer." Read more at: http://kcur.org/post/when-police-confront-kansans-mental-illness-training-can-make-difference#stream/0

Osawatomie State Hospital Reopens 60 Beds - Still Awaits Federal Recertification
October 18, 2016

Nine months after Osawatomie State Hospital lost its federal payments, all rooms are back online after renovations and the state is looking at partnerships to address some of its long-term struggles. The state hospital — one of two in Kansas for patients with severe mental health issues — has shown progress on several problems that led to the loss of Medicare payments, though it isn’t clear when it could receive federal payments again. Read more here.

One woman's story of hope and recovery.
September 12, 2016

As suicde rates climb in Kansas and Missouri, Olathe survivor joins the struggle to save lives. Read more at http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article49835900.html

Cities to split cost for mental health professional
August 9, 2016

Police departments in Johnson County each year answer hundreds of calls involving people who are having mental health crises or substance abuse problems.

In the past, many of those calls ended with the person headed to jail or taken to a hospital emergency room.

But under a newly expanded program through the Johnson County Mental Health Center, 13 Johnson County cities will soon have mental health professionals on call who can come to the scene of these emergencies, keep situations from escalating and help the people get the psychiatric or counseling assistance they needed.

County commissioners earlier this month signed off on hiring a mental health “co-responder” to work with police departments in nine northeast Johnson County communities.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article92428807.html#storylink=cpy


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