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NAMI Kansas 2017 Legislative Excellence Awards

March 15, 2018

NAMI Kansas recognized Rep Landwehr and Rep Ballard for Legislative Excellence in 2017. Both were also recognized at the KMHC Advocacy Day on March 13, 2018 at the Kansas State Capitol. Rep Ballard is pictured here with NAMI Douglas County affiliate leaders Bill and Robin Wood and NAMI Kansas Executive Director Rick Cagan. Both Representatives, more »

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May 18th Symposium on Assisted Outpatient Treatment

NAMI Kansas is pleased to co-sponsor a free one-day symposium on assisted outpatient treatment scheduled in Topeka on May 18, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The symposium is designed for representatives of collaborating organizations at the county level who are interested in developing a local assisted outpatient treatment plan.  Registration will be focused more »

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Troubling trend for troubled teens

March 4, 2018

Officials dealing with youth in the local court system are seeing troubling trends in mental health treatment following a dramatic change last year in Kansas juvenile justice laws. One of the most concerning issues, said Randy Regehr, director of Reno County Community Corrections, is growing wait times – often 2 or 3 months or more more »

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Income Disparities in the Prevalence, Severity, and Costs of Co-Occurring Chronic and Behavioral Health Conditions

February 26, 2018

People with depression, substance abuse problems, or other behavioral health issues also often have chronic medical conditions like obesity, hypertension, or diabetes. This “co-occurring” of conditions is far more likely to befall people with low incomes than those with higher incomes. When people have both behavioral and chronic health conditions, those with low incomes spend more »

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The Kansas CIT Association Takes Its First Step

February 23, 2018

The Kansas Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Association Takes Its First Step February 23, 2018 (Topeka, Kansas) – Yesterday, representatives from 8 local CIT Councils around the state, including NAMI members in Douglas County, Wichita, Topeka, and Leavenworth, voted to create the Kansas CIT Association by approving a set of bylaws and electing its Board of Directors.  more »

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