MHAH In the News

2017


May

Q5: Housing project benefits community

April

Wyandotte County, KU med center team to curb smoking among mentally ill

January

Murder At Mental Health Facility Exposes Gaps in Kan. System

Listen to Susan Crain Lewis on Kansas Public Radio

Murder At Mental Health Facility Exposes Gaps In Kansas System

Independence officers receive crisis training after suicidal man is shot, killed

2016


October

State’s correctional facilities transform into default asylums

“Joy in Our Town” – TBN Kansas City

August

New help to prevent and recognize self harm and other negative behaviors in kids

Kansas Hospital’s Struggles Spur Mental Health Symposium

May

United Way of Wyandotte County celebrates local companies and volunteers

Governor Sam Brownback signs ‘Step Therapy’ bill into Kansas law

SLI has provided 45 years of consummate mental health services

March

Mental health advocates rally for a robust mental health system

February

Proposal Aims To Keep Kansas Mental Patients Out Of Jail, Courts And Emergency Rooms

Step therapy proposal heads to full Kansas Senate

January

(KS) Pilcher-Cook’s Favorite Doctor Smacks Down Senate Health Committee Plan: “Reject This Nonsense”

Senate committee explores ‘fail-first’ policy for Medicaid drugs

Bill would require KanCare patients, doctors to first try lower-cost drugs

Plan to cut Medicaid drug costs in Kansas draws criticism

2015


December

Mental health system at crossroads as session approaches

Kansan abused at Newton facility opposes mental-health reform bill

October

Mental health programs cut as need soars

May

Talk with ME with Susan Crain Lewis of Mental Health America of the Heartland

April

Open-ended housing model shows promise with mental health issues

Mental health needs unmet for many in Kansas

Osawatomie State Hospital will lose 60 beds during construction work

 2014


December

KC regional health care initiative to undergo changes

November

FSU gunman’s former roommate and long-time friend says he needed help

June

Depression raises risk of heart disease in younger women

May

United Way 2014 Volunteers of the Year Honored at 37th Annual Recognition Event

March

New mental health crisis strategy to launch in KC

February

KCKPD creates position to help the mentally ill

 2013


May

Kansans with mental illness would benefit from Medicaid expansion

January

Kansas Mental Health Initiative Gets Mixed Reaction