Executive Director of Pawnee Mental Health Services
Like the visionary leaders who saw a need and brought hope and help to the community 57 years ago, you can bring hope and help to children, youth and adults whose lives are impacted by mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
You can bring hope and help today by making a gift to the Pawnee Hope Fund. The Hope Fund helps support treatment for children, youth and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders who cannot afford treatment on their own. To make a gift, go to the “Donate” tab on this website or mail your gift to Pawnee Mental Health Services Endowment Association, PO Box 164, Manhattan, KS 66505-0164. Pawnee Mental Health Services is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
You can bring hope and help tomorrow by making a gift to the Pawnee Endowed Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. This fund anticipates future needs for treatment and provides a way for your gift to extend into the future. The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information you may contact them at (785) 587-8995 or visit their website at www.mcfks.org.
Last year, Pawnee provided hope and help to over 7000 people impacted by mental illness and substance use disorders. Please consider making a gift that will provide hope, not only for today, but also for tomorrow.
Beginning Jan. 1, Salina Regional Health Center will not accept Medicaid patients who receive their benefits through United Health Care, one of three KanCare Medicaid providers in the state. The decision affects not only Salina Regional Health Center, but also several other organizations affiliated with the hospital: the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, ComCare, Salina Regional Oncology, StatCare, Salina Regional Surgical Associates, Salina Regional Heart Center, Salina Women’s Clinic, Veridian Behavioral Health, Salina Physical Therapy, Salina Regional Neurosurgery, Salina Pediatric Care, Salina Regional Neurosciences and Lindsborg Community Hospital. (For more information concerning Salina Regional Health Center’s decision, go to http://www.salina.com/news/kancare)
The annual KanCare enrollment period starts December 1 and continues for 90 days. During this period, Medicaid recipients can pick among the three KanCare companies.
David Dominguez, APRN joins Pawnee Mental Health Services Manhattan office. Mr. Dominguez is a licensed Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Mr. Dominguez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Arizona State University. He has a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Psychiatric and Mental Health Division of Arizona State University.
Mr. Dominguez has experience in performing psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, and medication management. He has been employed by Pawnee for one year and has been seeing patients in Pawnees’ offices in Concordia and Junction City.
505 people died from suicide in Kansas in 2012. It is estimated that for every one death, six family members survive.
Each year in November on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, survivors of suicide loss around the world join together for mutual support. Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on International Survivors of Suicide Day, Saturday, November 23 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST for an online opportunity to connect with and learn from survivors of suicide loss. To watch the online program free of charge go to www.afsp.org/survivorday.
The Manhattan Fund – Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation has awarded $25,000 to Pawnee Mental Health Services Community Based Services (CBS) program. The CBS program serves children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED). The grant will help defray the salary costs of a Parent Support and Education Coordinator. The Parent Support and Education Coordinator will provide education and support to families with children experiencing SED, autism or pervasive developmental disorders, and children or parents recovering from alcohol and/or drug misuse or other mental health challenges in the City of Manhattan and Riley County.
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training certification course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.
Pawnee Mental Health Services will be offering Mental Health First Aid on Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 427 Houston Street in Manhattan. The registration fee is $25.00. For more information or to enroll contact Mary Heath at (785) 587-4300.
Pawnee Mental Health Services would like to express our appreciation to the Marysville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club for recognizing the contributions of Pawnee Mental Health Services in the Marysville community.
At left, Ryan Smith, the Marysville Chamber Ambassadors Co-Chair, and Adam McCaffrey, Pawnee’s Director of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services.
National Recovery Month raises awareness of mental and substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers.
Pawnee Mental Health Services expresses appreciation to the following counties and cities for proclaiming September as National Recovery Month:
City of Clay Center
City of Concordia
City of Junction City
City of Manhattan
City of Mankato
City of Marysville
City of Wamego
City of Washington