Johnson County Mental Health Center
Need some help coping during this public health crisis? Here is our short, simple and curated list of resources.
Service updates related to COVID-19
Thursday, May 7, 8:15 p.m.
The majority of our services are continuing virtually as the county begins to reopen. Individuals who would like to start services for themselves or their child can begin by calling us at 913-826-4200. Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or those supporting someone in crisis are encouraged to call our 24/7 crisis line at 913-268-0156. In-person crisis care is still available in our offices, but should be used only when phone is not an option or the situation demands an in person intervention.
A staff member will be greeting in-person visitors to any of our locations in the lobby and conducting a brief four question health screen and temperature check. Individuals who screen as being potentially ill will not be able to attend their appointment at that time and will be provided follow up plans. If the person is believed to be ill, but in crisis, the individual will be given a mask and escorted to a safe location for follow up.
Clients in need of a medication refill should call 913-826-4200 to see if their medication can be refilled over the phone. Some medications will still require face-to-face appointments. Genoa Pharmacies are closed to foot traffic. Individuals can call the Olathe location at 913-353-5544 and the Shawnee location at 913-268-3610 four to five days before they run out of medication to coordinate medication delivery or pick up. Payment will be processed over the phone.
Transportation services will continue to provide rides for essentials such as employment, medication, medical appointments and food.
Resources related to the coronavirus and mental health
It's Okay if You're not Okay with COVID-19
This article is a great place to start if you're trying to figure out how the pandemic might be impacting the way your are thinking, feeling or acting and what you can do to manage those experiences.
Mental Health Moment
Sign-up to get a weekly note of positivity in your inbox, focusing on kindness, coping and connection.
It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast
This mental health podcast with personality launched in September of 2019, but has been doing some special episodes related to coping and self-care in these challenging times.
The Compassion Project and other resources for at home learning
We've partnered with EVERFI to offer a variety of resources for every elementary, middle and high school student in Johnson County.
How to prepare for a virtual appointment
CDC on Coping
Helping children cope with disasters
Children's reactions and parents' response
Helping kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety
Managing anxiety for adults
Resource for older adults and people with disabilities
Johnson County Mental Health Center is the gateway to mental health in Johnson County, providing a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to county residents.
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