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Service updates related to COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 3:01 p.m.

Johnson County Mental Health Center is making the following adjustments in light of the stay at home order that will go into effect on Tuesday, March 24. These adjustments will continue to be reevaluated as new information becomes available.

1. All outpatient services will continue through phone or video. There are a few helpful steps you can take to prepare for a virtual appointment.

2. 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.

3. A staff member will be screening individuals coming to our locations for symptoms of an illness. The screening will include a temperature check and a series of 4 questions. Clients 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.

4. 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.

5. Transportation services will continue to provide rides for essentials such as employment, medication, medical appointments and food.

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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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Information and updates to service related to the coronavirus

The safety and well-being of our clients and staff is of utmost importance to us. Here are some of the ways we are communicating to help our clients in their recovery and, at the same time, reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

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Steps at home

The simple steps of washing hands for at least 20 seconds, sneezing in your elbow or a tissue, refrain from touching your face or from touching others.

Medication refills available by phone for some clients

Through Friday, April 17 we will provide some medication refills by phone at 913-826-4200 in lieu of coming into our nurse clinic. All requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case situation, after nursing staff have reviewed your chart and consulted with providers. Clients who have not seen a provider for more than six months, had refills consecutively more than twice or are on a controlled medication will still need a face-to-face visit. All calls received before 3 p.m. will be returned the same day.

Resources for prevention at home and managing anxiety

It's Okay if You're not Okay with COVID-19

Preparing at home

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

More information

We will be consistently updating this page as more information becomes available or if there are any additional changes in our services. You can also visit jocogov.org/coronavirus for more information county-wide about the coronavirus.

If you have questions, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at 913-715-CV19(2819) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Department News

Blue Valley schools, Children’s Mercy partner for bigger conversation on teen suicide
September 10, 2018

“Just last year in Johnson County, Kansas - 15 students died by suicide across the county's six school districts. On Tuesday, a community event in Overland Park took a hard look at the tough topic. "Zero Reasons Why" was the message at a community event "Fore the Kids" - that no one should end their life.” See the video here: https://www.kmbc.com/article/blue-valley-schools-children-s-mercy-partner-for-bigger-conversation-on-teen-suicide/22868685

Johnson County Poised to Expand Mental Health Services
August 1, 2018

Johnson County’s proposed $1.1 billion budget for 2019 includes a $3 million increase in spending on mental health services.

The money would fund six additional workers at the Johnson County Mental Health Center, including three new case managers who would work with both children and adults.

Read more at: http://www.kcur.org/post/johnson-county-poised-expand-mental-health-services#stream/0

 

Johnson County mental health officials discuss suicide prevention
June 11, 2018

“Suicide does not discriminate based on social status, level of celebrity, financial status, race or gender,” said Johnson County Mental Health Emergency Service Director, Rob McDougall. “Everybody and anybody is susceptible to suicide, and unfortunately the higher profile deaths this week highlight this fact.”

See the video here: https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/johnson-county-mental-health-officials-discuss-suicide-prevention

Expert: Face-to-face connections helpful in suicide prevention
June 11, 2018

"If there's something off about the person, if you've noticed something different, but you have to have a connection with someone in order to notice that."

See the full video at: http://www.kmbc.com/article/expert-says-face-to-face-connections-helpful-in-suicide-prevention/21241608

Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Kate Spade’s death prompts conversations about mental health
June 6, 2018

 Many times, people shy away from the word “suicide," but news of designer Kate Spade's death has prompted discussions about mental health and suicide prevention across the country.

Read More At: http://fox4kc.com/2018/06/05/dont-be-afraid-to-ask-for-help-kate-spades-death-prompts-conversations-about-mental-health/

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