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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

Efforts to Battle Suicide Crisis Underway in Johnson County, KS
June 6, 2018

With thousands of kids out for the summer, the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition has a message for parents. KCTV5’s Jessica Reyes explains how they’re battling the suicide crisis in the county.

Read More at: http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14398782/efforts-to-battle-suicide-crisis-underway-in-johnson-county-ks

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.

“On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, I want to congratulate the county professionals — mental health clinicians, law enforcement officers and many others — who have worked hard to earn this national designation and to better serve our community’s vulnerable populations,” said Chairman Ed Eilert.

Each of the seven Innovator Counties is using the Stepping Up suggested three-step approach to having accurate, accessible data on people who have serious mental illness in their jails.

Those steps include: establish a shared definition of serious mental illness for local criminal justice and behavioral health systems’ Stepping Up efforts; ensure everyone booked into jail is screened for mental illness and those who screen positive are referred to a follow-up clinical assessment and regularly report on this population.

“Every day, people with mental illness are booked into jails across the country,” said Mental Health Center Director Tim DeWeese. “The number of people who have mental illnesses in jail is three to six times higher than that of the general public. We’re grateful to the county’s leadership for making Stepping Up a priority, allowing us to help those who experience mental illness avoid incarceration and to receive the help they deserve.”

Read More: http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2018/may/17/johnson-county-named-stepping-innovator-county-eff/

Mental health program expands in Johnson County
May 24, 2018

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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Mon, 09/24/2018 - 5:30pm

Mental Health Advisory Board

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 5:30pm

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Mental Health Advisory Board