With a population of 3 million people, Kansas is home to more folks than many realize. Of Kansas adults, 4.3% suffer from serious mental health conditions. An eye-opening 42.7% of Kansas adults suffer from some form of mental illness, higher than the national average. More than half of them never received and continue not to receive treatment.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Kansas residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
CMHC 24-Hour Hotlines
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) offers a list of 24-hour hotlines broken down by county. KDADS can also be reached directly at 785-296-4986.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.