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Johnson County Mental Health Center will be closed on Monday, January 15. 

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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

Shawnee Police Finalize Agreement with County to Add Full-Time Mental Health Co-Responder
January 16, 2018

The city of Shawnee now has a full-time mental health co-responder — a qualified mental health professional who responds with police on calls involving a mental health crisis — in conjunction with the Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC).

Shawnee and Lenexa first entered into an agreement with JCMHC in February 2016 to fund a part-time mental health co-responder to be shared by both cities, which remained in place until the end of 2017. The smaller cities east of I-35 in northeast Johnson County collaborated on a similar pilot program for a mental health co-responder in 2016.

Read More on the Shawnee Mission Post: https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/01/12/shawnee-police-finalize-agreement-with-county-to-add-full-time-mental-health-co-responder-69006

Mental health program expands in Johnson County
November 20, 2017

When it comes to mental health calls police are often the first responders, but despite some training, officers don't specialize in those types of issues. 

That's why Johnson County is expanding a program that dispatched trained professionals with officers on mental health calls. 

The trained professionals are called co-responders. 

Read More at: KSHB NEWS

Veterans Treatment Court helps put troubled soldiers back on the right path
October 30, 2017

When Olathe resident Garrett Cleek returned from Afghanistan, he didn’t think twice about being hyper-vigilant, having terrible nightmares, or feeling the need to carry his firearm with him everywhere.

Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, which are common in veterans returning from combat zones, often lead to all kinds of strange — and sometimes dangerous — behaviors. Occasionally, it also lands these veterans in trouble with the law.

For example, Cleek, who was a combat medic in the U.S. Army, was arrested for assault, but he also could have faced drug charges were it not for the Veterans Treatment Court diversion program at the Johnson County District Courthouse.


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February 1, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Johnson County Mental Health Center Client Forum

March 8, 2018 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)