Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mental Health Awareness Week, October 3-9

October 3-9 is Mental Health Awareness Week. During this upcoming week mental health agencies and groups as well as supportive individuals will offer programs, web pages and public walks to raise public awareness in state and local communities about mental illness and the need for treatment and recovery.

Below are a few links to resources for Kansans on mental health and mental illness.

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Mental Health Services
(The Kansas Mental Health System offers an array of services for children and adults in need of mental health treatment)

Community Mental Health Centers and/or Consumer Run Organizations
(Use the clickable map or search box to locate centers and organizations that may be of help)

Directory of Mental Health Resources in Kansas, 2010
(A guide to statewide and community mental health services in Kansas. Includes locations, website URLs, email addresses, telephone numbers and names in assisting Kansans find help. this is the 20th edition of this excellent publication by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance's website's website includes general information on the following forms of mental illness:
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Kansas
(This is NAMI's presence in Kansas)


Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas

Mental Health America of the Heartland

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas

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