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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

Teen Vaping is on the rise, and health experts say there's reason to be concerned
October 5, 2018

"It's not just a problem in high schools; it's a growing issue in middle schools, too."

See the video here: https://www.kmbc.com/article/teen-vaping-is-on-the-rise-and-health-experts-say-there-s-reason-to-be-concerned/23588001

School Districts launch “O Reasons Why”
September 18, 2018

“Six districts in Johnson County are coming together to launch a new suicide prevention campaign. It’s called “O Reasons Why” reference to a show on Netflix that some believe promoted suicide.”

See the video here: http://us.vocuspr.com/ViewNewsOnDemand.aspx?Email=lori.sand%40jocogov.org&Date=9%2f14%2f2018+10%3a05%3a24+AM&ArticleID=3412553_25586_420111011

Dozens gather in JoCo for training that focuses on preventing suicide in LGBTQ community
September 18, 2018

"As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition Friday is hosting training to prevent self harm among those with alternative lifestyles."

See the video here: https://fox4kc.com/2018/09/14/training-focuses-on-preventing-suicide-in-lgbtq-community/

Johnson County approves adding more jobs, help at Mental Health Center
September 18, 2018

On Thursday, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved adding an extra dispatcher at the Johnson County Mental Health Center and two clinicians at the Olathe and Shawnee clinics and expanded two part-time positions to full-time.

See the video here: https://fox4kc.com/2018/09/13/johnson-county-approves-adding-more-jobs-help-at-mental-health-center/.

Commission approves increased staffing for Johnson County Mental Health as demand for services continues to grow
September 17, 2018

An increase in state funding this year may mean increased services or shorter wait times for people who use the Johnson County Mental Health Centers.

The Johnson County Commission increased staffing of four positions Thursday in an effort to keep up with rising demand. The county will add two full-time-equivalent positions for open access clinicians and one full-time dispatcher. Two other positions – vocational case manager and mental health clinician, will go from full- to part-time.

The commission gave its okay to add $328,000 in spending for 2019 to fund those positions, plus a smaller amount for the end of the current budget year. The jobs will not add to the county tax bill because they are paid through an increase in state funding of $380,000 for 2018-19.

Read more at: https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/09/17/commission-approves-increased-staffing-for-johnson-county-mental-health-as-demand-for-services-continues-to-grow-73863


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