Parenting Classes for 2017 in Manhattan

Basic Parenting 2017 brochure

Pawnee Mental Health Services announces new dates and times for the Basic Parenting Workshop. The Basic Parenting Workshop covers a variety of topics fundamental to good parenting such as managing personal stress, understanding children and their development, establishing and maintaining reasonable limits, expressing affection and compassion, and teaching children about themselves, others and the world around them. Sessions are appropriate for parents of children of any age.

Basic Parenting is a six session workshop led by Kylee Anderson and Heidi Swanke.

To register or for more information about the Basic Parenting Workshop contact our Manhattan office at (785) 587-4350.



Announcing our 2017 Mental Health First Aid Classes

Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour certification course that trains participants to help people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

You will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use disorders (depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction disorders)
  • A five step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Local resources to turn to for help (professional, peer, self-help)

  To register or for more information about Mental Health First Aid contact our office at (785) 587-4300.

Mental Health First Aid 2017 brochure


Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Across Kansas 9 locations will be offering a screening of the movie “Family Journeys” in recognition of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Saturday November 19th.

3 of these 9 locations are Pawnee Mental Health Services locations.
Our events are as follows:
210 W. 21st St – Concordia
814 Caroline Ave – Junction City
2001 Claflin Rd – Manhattan

All events begin at 10am – the screening will take place followed by discussion and question and answer lead by a member of Pawnee’s Treatment Team.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event. facebook-banner-sosl-2016

Robbin Cole Leadership Award 2016f

Robbin Cole, Executive Director, Pawnee Mental Health Services, has been named the recipient of the Chamberlain-Rapp Exemplary Leadership Award  by Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc.

The Chamberlain-Rapp Exemplary Leadership Award Named after Ronna Chamberlain and Charlie Rapp, professors at the University of Kanas, School of Social Welfare, the Chamberlain-Rapp Exemplary Leadership Award is given annually to a mental health provider who has exhibited outstanding leadership skills on behalf of Kanas consumers and the recovery movement in the state. We are honored to present this award to ROBBIN COLE. Robbin is the Executive Director of Pawnee Mental Health Services that serves consumers in North Central Kansas. Named the 2011 Kansas Social Worker of the Year, she is a staunch advocate for consumers in the state, also serving as a member of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.


Memorial Day

Memorial Day which started after the Civil War in 1868, was created to honor American Soldiers and Civilians who died while fighting for their country. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a national holiday by an act of Congress and from then Every year Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and this year it will be celebrated on 30th of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.Memorial day