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New Office Hours Effective June 1

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
&
 Friday

8am - 5pm

Tuesdays
8am - 7pm

Open Access & Nurse Clinic
(Olathe & Shawnee Only):
 9am-2pm

Open Access & Nurse Clinic
(Olathe & Shawnee Only): 
9am - 4pm
**On Tuesday, the nurse clinic closes
for lunch from 12-1pm

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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 named Stepping Up Innovator County for efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail
May 22, 2018

Johnson County was selected as one of seven counties in the nation as a Stepping Up Innovator County for its expertise in taking actions to reduce the number of people in jail who experience mental illness.

As an Innovator County, Johnson County's efforts will be highlighted as part of a new push from Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails to help counties consistently identify and collect data on this population. 

Read More at: http://www.publicnow.com/view/523FB6B78FA0DE0ADAC2A00EE9E97120BD6E21F3

 

Several metro schools offering physical and mental health help for students over summer break
May 9, 2018

School is almost out for summer, but the lack of classroom time for some students doesn't mean they lose access to the services they get during the school year. Some metro school districts offer for physical and mental health during summer.

Read more at: http://fox4kc.com/2018/05/07/several-metro-schools-offering-physical-mental-health-help-for-students-over-summer-break/

 

Help for JoCo homeless: New case manager to hit streets - find, help hidden population
May 4, 2018

Social service advocates in Johnson County have been pushing for months for more emergency shelter options for homeless adults.

That’s still a challenge, but now the county has agreed to fund a new full-time case manager position in the county’s mental health center to provide homeless outreach services.

The Johnson County Commissioners voted Thursday to accept a $99,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will pay the salary of the street outreach case manager, plus provide some funds for transportation and emergency medical services for the homeless clients.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article210397989.html

Opioid prescriptions decline in Kansas amid adoption of new tracking system
April 19, 2018

Medical professionals in Kansas dispensed nearly 9 percent fewer opioids by prescription in 2017 compared to the previous year, state officials said Tuesday.

The report drawing information from Kansas’ prescription drug monitoring program, or K-TRACS, indicated a decline in opioid dispensation of 8.9 percent, which equated to 249,000 fewer prescriptions, for Kansas patients.

Read More: http://www.cjonline.com/news/20180417/opioid-prescriptions-decline-in-kansas-amid-adoption-of-new-tracking-system

Johnson County experiencing an 'epidemic' of youth suicide, says mental health center leader
April 11, 2018

Johnson County is experiencing a crisis of youth suicides, the director of the Johnson County Mental Health Center said Tuesday, and the pervasiveness of bullying appears to a contributing factor.

Tim DeWeese, one of four panelists at a forum on kids mental health and the Kansas foster care system convened by the group Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, said Johnson County has seen almost twice as many teen suicides the first three months of 2018 alone as it did in all of 2017.

Read More at: https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/04/11/johnson-county-experiencing-an-epidemic-of-youth-suicide-says-mental-health-center-leader-70705

 

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Upcoming Events

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Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:30pm

Mental Health Advisory Board

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:00am

Mental Health First Aid Training

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:30pm

Client Forum