MHA of Reno County
Mental Health America (formerly the Mental Health Association)

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or
1-800-SUICIDE immediately.

Community Resource Guide for Hutchinson and Reno County Kansas, and some of the surrounding area
The MHA worked with the Feist Area Wide Directory for years to provide "Turning Points," a community resource guide for Hutchinson and Reno County. Instead of it being in the directory, it is now available here to allow for much easier access, and quicker updating. We will update it periodically, but it's best to call any organization listed and double check that the information listed is still correct. Thanks.

 

Treatment is Available to Everyone in Kansas
Kansas provides mental health care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. A community mental health center is designated for each county. These centers also work with people who have insurance. If you do not have insurance, fees are on a sliding scale, based on income.

There are 29 centers around the state, most covering multiple counties. Find the one for your area at http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/topics/mhlinks_files/cmhc.html

Adult ADD
The prevalence of ADD in adults is unknown; very few have been studied. A multifactored evaluation of an individual is important in the diagnosis of ADD. The assessment is designed to look for the presence of lifelong patterns of behavior that indicate underlying attention and impulse problems.

Current symptoms of an adult with ADD may include:

Distractibility
Disorganization
Forgetfulness
Procrastination
Chronic lateness
Chronic boredom
Anxiety
Depression
Low self-esteem
Mood swing
Employment problems
Restlessness
Substance abuse or addictions
Relationship problems

For more information, contact the Mental Health Association at 620-663-7772.

Compeer
Compeer matches community volunteers with people who are recovering from a mental illness. Volunteers receive extensive training. This relationship changes both lives, and people with a Compeer friend report signficant advances in self esteem and other similar issues. They also have far less hospitalization. Compeer is a program that makes sense from every angle. To volunteer, call or email us.

Speaking Events
The Mental Health Association is available to speak to your group, club or organization at no cost. Topics range from stress reduction to techniques to increase your happiness levels to depression or anxiety. Contact Patsy at 620-663-7772.

Research
Research on the brain continues at a tremendous rate. Look here for links to articles about various items.

The MHA in Reno County is a member of GAMIAN, an international organization of groups devoted to mental health care around the world. Check their website for an articles on:
Insomnia is linked to psychiatric disorders

Bipolar Disorder is more Common than Thought

 

Art Exhibit
Last year we mounted Hutchinson's first ever Mail Art Exhibit, chronicling depression. We are preparing for another one in the spring of 2006.

See last year's exhibit online.

 

 

Membership
You can become a member of the Mental Health Association. Thanks.

Sponsorship

Corporate Gift Baskets in Toronto

We could not continue to spread this cause without the support of our wonderful and supportive sponsors. This month Jule's Baskets of Toronto has come on board to battle mental health issues and promote a healthy happy lifestyle with curated products and gift baskets. Check them out now and see why they're voted best gift baskets in Toronto. Be sure to check out their corporate baskets as well.

 

Mission
The Mental Health Association in Reno County exists to promote positive mental health and improve the quality of life for persons with mental illness.

Mental Health Association
PO Box 2021
128 N. Main, Suite F
Hutchinson KS 67504-2021

620-663-7772

patsy@mharenoco.org