After what critics call decades of underfunding, mental health reform is underway in Kansas. Here’s a Q&A on what it means for Bert Nash and its clients.
There’s a ”pediatric therapeutic desert” here in Lawrence, one mom says.
A play therapy provider says it’s a crisis “in the sense that there’s just not enough of us to do the work.”
Missed details and deadlines surrounding the management of the Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County led the county administrator to consider bringing in an out-of-state for-profit management company to assist local nonprofit behavioral health leaders, she said.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to increase funding in support of the mobile team that responds to people in behavioral health crises.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider providing additional funding that would enable the county’s mobile response team to increase its crisis response services to 18 hours a day, and 24/7 coverage by May.
Two major players in the launch of the long-awaited Treatment and Recovery Center of Douglas County expressed concerns Monday about the county’s interest in contracting with a for-profit management company to oversee the center.
Nearly four months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated its anticipated launch, the Treatment and Recovery Center has received a provisional license. The date the center will open its doors to patients, however, remains uncertain.
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.
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