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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

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

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


Kansas mental health centers preparing to push lawmakers for solutions
November 17, 2016

The heads of Kansas’ 26 community mental health centers are preparing to push an ambitious set of proposals to address what they say are growing gaps in the state’s behavioral health system. In addition to restoring funding cuts made prior to the Great Recession, the center directors want Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and lawmakers to expand a network of regional crisis intervention centers. - See more at: http://www.khi.org/news/article/kansas-mental-health-centers-preparing-to-push-lawmakers-for-solutions#sthash.1IkQTCNo.dpuf


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


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January 25, 2017 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mental Health First Aid Training

January 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Client Forum for JCMHC Clients and Their Families