A handful of those who rely on the services of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center provided critiques Thursday during the first of two public listening sessions at the center.
A former employee of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center alleges that her supervisor asked her to make her hair “more white looking” because her natural Black hair looked “messy and unkempt.”
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has two listening sessions coming up, but some clients are sounding off now. They say unfilled medications, a lack of available appointments, and unresponsiveness are keeping them from staying on track with their mental health care.
Community members will have an opportunity to offer their ideas, opinions and needs about Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center during two listening sessions set for Thursday, Sept. 29.
Beginning Saturday, Kansans considering suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis will be only 3 digits away from speaking directly to trained counselors available 24/7 and year-round.
Many in the Douglas County community have spent years advocating and collaborating on the Treatment and Recovery Center. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, they celebrated the new facility as a resource for residents who have serious mental illness and substance use disorders.
Douglas County Commissioners on Wednesday heard the challenges facing an end to chronic homelessness in the county.
More changes in mental health and substance use disorder service delivery are afoot in Douglas County. By the end of 2022, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will have transitioned to a new, integrated model of care.
A panel of local mental health experts will engage in a discussion to “increase our awareness and break down the stigma surrounding mental health,” according to the Lawrence Public Library.
Students in the Lawrence school district will continue to have the support of an in-school mental and behavioral health program following uncertainty about a funding source for the 2022-23 school year, according to Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.
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