• When faced with the need for support for a concern such as cancer, parenting a difficult child, addiction, disability, or a physical illness, you want to find a group of people who intimately understand how and why you are struggling. Our comprehensive list of local and national support group resources to help you find the right place where your needs can get met.

    Visit http://www.supportgroupsinkansas.org/shn1.0/ for information. 

     

    United Way of the Plains

    2-1-1 Kansas online can connect you to thousands of nonprofit and government human services across Kansas. For kids. For seniors. For you. Search 2-1-1 Kansas online to find help in your area.

     

    KidzCope

    Kidzcope, a center for grieving children and their families, has been providing peer support groups for children since September of 2000. We believe strongly in the need for support from the very beginning stages of grief, and over the years, we have walked alongside many families on their path of healing.

     

    NAMI* FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

     Information on Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
     The impact of mental illness on the child and family.
     Biology of mental illness and current research.
     The diagnostic process and treatment options.
     Strategies to improve problem solving and communication skills.
     Record keeping and crisis management

    NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. Please visit the website for class information. www.namiwichita.org

    NOTICE: USD 259 neither sponsors nor endorses the organization or activity represented in this document and the content or views expressed herein are solely that of the organization shown. USD 259 permits the distribution of material such as this on a nondiscriminatory basis regarding matters of potential interest to students and parents.

     

    MHA of South Central Kansas

    We exist to empower and assist youth, families and adults in South Central Kansas to achieve optimal mental health and wellness through education, advocacy, and service. With your help, we can make a difference. MHA seeks to intervene, treat, and educate those throughout south central Kansas in the many forms that mental illness takes among our families and friends, while doing all that we can to remove the sigma too often associated with mental health.

     

    Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

    Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center works with individuals and communities through comprehensive services and education to create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it. They also have a 24 hour crisis line. 

     

    COMCARE of Sedgwick County

    COMCARE of Sedgwick County helps people with mental health and substance abuse needs improve the quality of their lives.

    COMCARE provides a wide array of mental health and substance abuse services to residents of Sedgwick County. 

    Good mental health is as critical as sound physical health. COMCARE serves over 19,000 individuals in the community with the help of community partners.

    As the local mental health authority for Sedgwick County, COMCARE is the safety net for individuals in need of mental health services. COMCARE accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, self-pay and also has a sliding scale fee.