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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

Johnson County Police Agencies Employ Specialists to Assist in Mental Health Situations
January 29, 2018

Police agencies in Johnson County are taking a new approach to address a steady spike in the number of calls involving someone with mental health issues. Two more departments will now have full-time mental health professionals working as co-responders with police.

Read more at http://fox4kc.com/2018/01/26/johnson-county-police-agencies-employ-specialists-to-assist-in-mental-health-situations/


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


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Upcoming Events

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Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:30pm

Mental Health Advisory Board

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 8:00am

Mental Health First Aid training

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:30pm

Mental Health Advisory Board