5-8-20 News Release

I have been asked a lot about social isolation associated with shelter at home orders and social distancing causing anxiety and depression since Governor Kelly’s emergency declaration due to coronavirus on March 12. Clearly, this is a consideration for all of us, and behavioral health providers like community mental health centers are very aware that as time goes on, staff and services will be even more necessary to help people with increased anxiety, depression, or even post-traumatic stress disorder. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, this seems like an even more timely occasion to comment.

3-25-20 News Release

Topeka— Kansas’s Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are encouraging Kansans feeling the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect with their local mental health center via telephone or online. CMHCs are dedicated to ensuring Kansans continue to have access to behavioral health services.