Specialized services geared towards those who are deaf and hard of hearing are provided. This unit provides a range of mental health services for persons who are in need of assistance.
Individual, group, marital and family counseling are available to all age groups. The focus is on offering short term interventions to resolve difficulties.
Case management staff assist individuals with developing skills, acquiring supports and resources to become successful in daily living. Staff utilize a person centered philosophy to assist with such goals. Some examples of what case a case manager may do include:
- Help develop behavior management strategies
- Explore recreational and socialization opportunities available in the community
- Teach skills necessary for successful relationships
- Identify and implement strategies for success in a school or work setting
- Work on developing independent living skills.
Staff provide assistance for persons seeking employment or experiencing job related difficulties. In addition to vocational counseling, staff can assist with referrals to Vocational Rehabilitation. These services include assistance with job placement, job coaching and job retention.
Attendant Care/Supported Housing Services
Staff provide support and supervision to consumers who need additional support to live independently in the community.
A staff of psychiatrists and nurses are responsible for providing medication management services to individuals requiring psychotropic medication as well as monitoring other health care needs. These services are provided with contracted interpreters.
Workshops, speeches, and education programs are available to community groups about issues related to mental health and deafness.
State Coordination of Mental health Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The program coordinator oversees a state-funded project to assist in the accessibility of mental health services to the deaf and hard of hearing throughout Kansas.
Program staff are fluent in American Sign language and have a thorough understanding of the language and culture of the deaf. Our staff are well trained professionals who are knowledgeable about issues related to mental health and mental illness.
Services are available to all deaf persons in Kansas who are in need of mental health services
To make an appointment or receive further information, please call 913-715-7700 V/TTY or VP at
913-827-1667. All inquires and appointments at Johnson County Mental Health Center are confidential.