Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition is working to improve mental health in Kansas

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition (KMHC) is a collaborative organization of numerous non-profit organizations, agencies and individuals representing consumers, families, and providers dedicated to improving the lives of Kansans with mental illness.  Read more.


Governor Sam Brownback announces programs 
to strengthen mental health delivery in the state

TOPEKA – Governor Sam Brownback, flanked by cabinet secretaries and advocates from across the state, today announced his administration’s plans to continue strengthening the delivery of mental health services in the State of Kansas.

“I remain committed to strengthening and expanding access to timely, quality mental services and improving outcomes for all Kansans,” Governor Brownback said. “This is one of the priority initiatives of my administration, and we have taken some significant steps forward. We are making direct investments in ways we believe will pull the state together to address this challenge. I have asked all of the state agencies to become actively involved in coordinating their efforts.”

The Governor outlined specific projects the state is launching to address the behavioral health needs of individuals, families and communities.     Read More.  

Governor's Mental Health Task Force Report Released

READ IT HERE.

Rick Goscha, Co-Chair of the Governor's Mental Health Task Force will be a guest speaker at the KMHC April 23rd meeting to discuss the report.

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition is pleased the report has been completed and looks forward to seeing Task Force recommendations put into action.  Staff at KDADS is going over the report to prioritize potential action items.  At this point, it is not clear what changes will be implemented or when.


Upcoming events

27 Aug 2014 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
24 Sep 2014 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
24 Sep 2014 12:00 PM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
22 Oct 2014 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
JOIN THE GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY NETWORK: KANSAS VOICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Join other Kansans who are dedicated to educating others about Kansas mental health issues.   Kansas needs you!  Our advocates were recognized at the 2014 Mental Health Advocacy Day events March 13 in Topeka.  

CONSIDER JOINING US

Membership in the Kansas Mental Health Coalition is open to anyone who is interested in collaborating with others toward our common goals.

Please check out our membership information and select a member category to join.  Fill out the information sheet and send dues to Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604.

 

Over 400 attend 2014 Mental Health Advocacy Day

More than 400 fellow consumers, family members, providers and advocates traveled to Topeka to learn about current mental health policy and budget issues and to educate our Kansas Legislators!  
 

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