In The News

CKMHC adds additional certified mental health first aid trainers
April 14, 2022

Three additional staff members at Central Kansas Mental Health Center have passed certification to become mental health first aid (MHFA) trainers. Gretchen Boyum, Julie Clayson, and Taylor Haws recently participated […]

Ellsworth community collaborates to address health needs amid COVID-19
March 25, 2021

While the COVID-19 public health emergency has made working closely with others more challenging, community members in the central Kansas county of Ellsworth (pop. 6,231) saw it as an opportunity […]

Local organizations meet to discuss health care in north Salina
March 20, 2021

Members of the North Salina Community Development group met Thursday night with other local health care providers to discuss how to better provide health care to the northern Salina community.   Salina Family […]

Match Madness scheduled to help area nonprofits
March 5, 2021

The Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF) will host the 10th annual Match Madness event at the Salina Fieldhouse on Thursday, March 25, with 78 nonprofit organizations from around the community participating.   Match Madness […]

Central Kansas Mental Health to Accept $4 Million Grant
February 16, 2021

Central Kansas Mental Health Center (CKMHC) is moving to accept $4 million in grant funding to implement a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in Salina. On Monday, the CKMHC board of directors […]

CKMHC Partners with First Bank Kansas to Focus on Mental Health
February 3, 2021

With the increase in unemployment, loss of health insurance, and increased mental health needs, the funding to offer discounted services for the uninsured and to provide trainings to the community […]

Year-End Donation Drive Happening Now!
December 3, 2020

Dear Community Partner, More and more of our children, neighbors, friends, families, teachers, healthcare providers, and senior citizens are experiencing clinically significant stress, fear, anxiety, or depression due to the […]

Salina’s CKMHC among Tower Foundation grant recipients
November 7, 2020

TOPEKA – (November 6, 2020) – The Tower Mental Health Foundation has awarded a total of $39,000 in grants to 26 community mental health centers, including Central Kansas Mental Health […]

Dickinson County to receive $3.6 million in virus relief
November 2, 2020

Dickinson County officials learned earlier this year that the county would receive $3.6 million in coronavirus relief to reimburse municipalities and school districts for COVID-19 related expenses. Dickinson County received […]

CKMHC Voted #1 Counseling Service
November 1, 2020

THANK YOU for voting Central Kansas Mental Health Center as #1 COUNSELING SERVICE in the Salina Journal Best of the Best Awards! We were also nominated for Best Non-Profit Organization. […]

Helping homeless people
October 29, 2020

Homeless people continue to be on the streets in downtown Salina, and there are many people who want to help by responding to their needs when possible and helping them […]

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CKMHC Integrated Care Director Lathan receives statewide award
September 24, 2020

The Kansas Community Mental Health Centers’ Organization of Medical Directors and Psychiatric Staff (KCOMPS) has selected Integrated Care Director Jamie Lathan for the 2020 V.J. Reddy Memorial Award.  This statewide […]

Dickinson County budget stays flat in 2021
August 11, 2020

Outside agency representatives also were asked to cut their requests by 10 percent because of the economic situation caused by COVID-19. Most were able to do so, but some already […]

Monthly Depression Screenings ON HOLD Indefinitely
July 21, 2020

Friendly reminder: Our monthly depression screenings are CANCELED until further notice. We will announce when we are ready to continue them. Thanks for being patient with us. Stay safe and […]

Saline County to consider extending emergency declaration
July 20, 2020

Commissioners also approved that Chairman Robert Vidricksen sign the certification of local government approval for Central Kansas Mental Health to apply for and accept an Emergency Solutions Grant. This grant […]

Saline County Commission moves forward with 2021 budget
July 14, 2020

As the second half of 2020 begins, Saline County is looking at next year’s budget. After discussion during its meeting Tuesday, the county board of commissioners voted to direct staff […]

United Way grants funds to Salina nonprofits
July 1, 2020

Thirty-three nonprofits in the Salina area have received funds from the Salina Area United Way’s COVID-19 relief fund. The United Way used its remaining $105,690 to help the organizations that […]

Post Rock Community Foundation awards spring grants
June 19, 2020

During its spring grant cycle, the Post Rock Community Foundation awarded over $59,000 to eight projects throughout Lincoln County and those served by USD 298 and USD 299. The following […]

SPD & Saline County Sheriff discuss their agencies’ policies
June 18, 2020

“We work with Central Kansas Mental Health on a routine basis and recognize the importance of helping people in crisis,” Soldan added. Nelson said that 21 patrol officers have also […]

2019 Annual Report
June 16, 2020

Our Annual Report features highlights and success stories from 2019, as well as a wealth of statistics and data. We hope you’ll take a moment to review this information and […]

United Way grants make a difference
June 9, 2020

While Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped produce positive academic results, much of Central Kansas Mental Health Center’s mission is helping school-age children as well. The nonprofit is designated as […]

CKMHC among those receiving telehealth funds
May 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 53 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, including one from a Salina provider. Health care providers […]

Greater Salina Community Foundation Awards Over $60,000 in Support Grants
May 16, 2020

The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $60,000 to assist Saline County organizations with their daily operations and long-term viability in response to COVID-19. Central Kansas Mental Health Center, $3,600 […]

Kansas Health Foundation gives 2020 Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative
May 13, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW)– The Kansas Health Foundation has announced the grant recipients for the 2020 Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative. The ICG Initiative provides one-year grants of up to $25,000 for […]

Saline County Budget Request

Kathy Mosher presented a 2021 budget request for Central Kansas Mental Health. This is the first of several funding requests from allocation agencies in the county. Read more from the […]

Quick shift for mental health services working well despite COVID-19 demand spike
April 14, 2020

As quickly as COVID-19 began to disrupt the lives of Kansans, the state’s mental health providers pivoted, transforming their service delivery methods to ensure the continuation of behavioral services. The Central […]

Hours Temporarily Changing
March 27, 2020

As of Monday, March 30, 2020, our new hours will be:Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 5:30pmFriday 8:00am to 5:00pm

April Event Cancellations
March 24, 2020

NOTICE: Our April 9th Depression Support Group (that usually meets every 2nd Thursday) is canceled. Our April 21st Walk-In Depression Screenings (that usually are every 3rd Tuesday) are also canceled. […]

Message from our Executive Director re: COVID-19
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Response Update- March 23, 2020 In response to COVID-19, Central Kansas Mental Health Center is implementing the following changes to meet the behavioral health needs of our community and […]

COVID-19 Update
March 17, 2020

CKMHC is still OPEN and ready to help. In order to do our part to protect your safety, we have opened up many of our services to be delivered by […]

CKMHC’s COVID-19 Response
March 16, 2020

As the community mental health center for Dickinson, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa and Saline counties, Central Kansas Mental Health Center is committed to serving our patients, especially in times of uncertainty. […]

Suicide rates climb across rural Kansas
March 5, 2020

The number of suicides in northwest Kansas increased by more than half in recent years. Twenty counties in the region saw suicides climb by 57 percent from 2014 through 2018. […]

Saline County teen chosen among winners in national art contest
January 3, 2020

By Charles Rankin, The Salina JournalPosted Jan 3, 2020 at 4:39 PM A drawing by a 15-year-old from Saline County was chosen as one of 13 winners in a nationwide art contest. Dorian V., a […]

Memorial Health System addresses community health needs assessment
December 13, 2019

An implementation plan of a Community Health Needs Assessment was approved by the Board of Directors of Memorial Health System at its regular meeting on Tuesday. The assessment recognized eight […]

Kansas Ag Department Offers Website For Stressed Farmers
December 11, 2019

Written by KWCH12 SALINA, Kan. (AP and KWCH) Kansas farmers and ranchers who are stressed over finances or emotional issues have a new place to turn for help. The Kansas Department […]

CKMHC is officially tobacco & nicotine free!
November 21, 2019

We are blowing bubbles, not smoke! Central Kansas Mental Health Center is proud to announce that as of today our campus is completely tobacco and nicotine free! We are doing […]

Salina Community Partners Provide K-PREP Therapeutic Preschool
November 18, 2019

Written by the Salina Journal K-PREP, an innovative therapeutic support preschool program for at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds, has been implemented in the Salina area. The result of a collaborative partnership […]

CKMHC offers free, anonymous mental health screenings
October 8, 2019

Written by the Salina Journal Staff A local health center is encouraging residents to take advantage of free evaluations this week. “Depression is so common, it’s been called the common […]

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Central Kansas Mental Health Center Receives Tower Foundation Grant
October 7, 2019

Central Kansas Mental Health Center has been awarded a grant from the Tower Foundation to support suicide prevention and mental health services, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday….

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Holm Auto Good News: Area schools laud mental health partnership
September 14, 2019

Written by the Salina Journal Staff Removing stigmas, improving grades and potentially saving lives are just a few of the outcomes observed in area schools one year into a new […]

Program Brings Mental Health Services To County Schools
April 19, 2019

Written by Tim Horan, Reflector-Chronicle “We saved lives. We’ve prevented suicides.” That was the message Shelly Alderson presented to the Abilene Rotary Club recently regarding a pilot program addressing mental […]

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New Facility To Better Serve People In Crisis
July 22, 2018

Written by the Salina Journal Staff With the help of a state grant, officials at Central Kansas Mental Health Center hope to enhance their ability to serve people who are […]

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Spotlight: CKMHC marks opening of Martin Youth Center
July 17, 2016

Written by the Salina Journal Staff Central Kansas Mental Health Center, of Salina, recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of its new Martin Youth Center […]