FREE Education and Support for Families of Individuals with Mental Illness Do you have a family member with mental illness? Have you struggled to understand the diagnosis? Would you like to know how to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one? The NAMI Family-to-Family Education … [Read more...] about NAMI Family to Family Class Starts Soon!
An estimated 43.6 million adults in the United States experience some form of mental illness in a given year. With that large number, it is no surprise many family, friends, and communities are also affected. It is important for everyone, including friends, and family to be informed about the … [Read more...] about Johnson County Mental Health Center is Hosting its 2nd Recovery Conference
The 15th Annual Remembrance Walk sponsored by SASS-MoKan (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Loose Park. beginning at 9:00 a.m. The walk is for anyone who has lost a loved one by suicide or other traumatic loss. Registration is $25 in advance at … [Read more...] about The 15th Annual SASS-MOKAN Remembrance Walk
By Bonnie Swade of SASS-MOKAN With the sun shining brightly, temperatures starting to warm, and the onset of longer days one would think everyone is happy with the promise of new life in the spring. Unfortunately, research shows that suicide rates tend to escalate. According to an article … [Read more...] about Why Suicide Rates Spike in the Spring
By: Dani Singer, LCMFT and Founder, Therapy Threads As most of the GKCMHC community knows, May is a really big deal for Mental Health. Mental health awareness, education, treatment, and preventative care gets the spotlight for an entire 31 days, and there is a lot to cover. One of my favorite … [Read more...] about 10 Self Care Must Haves (that aren’t bubble baths) for Mental Health Awareness Month
Many of us have taken a First Aid and/or CPR course so we can provide some basic help in the event of a medical emergency. But what if someone is experiencing a mental health crisis? Do we know how to best respond and help someone experiencing a panic attack or someone talking about suicide? … [Read more...] about Join us for Mental Health First Aid Training