Pawnee Recognizes International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

newsNovember 22 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day when suicide loss survivors gather to find strength in the knowledge that they are not alone.

Pawnee Mental Health Services (Pawnee) will host a screening of The Journey, a new documentary that tells the stories of a diverse group of suicide loss survivors.  After the film a member of Pawnee’s treatment team will host a post screening discussion and question and answer session.

The screenings will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 12:00p.m. to 1:30p.m. at the Pawnee offices located at 210 West 21st Street in Concordia, KS,  814 Caroline Avenue in Junction City, KS and 2001 Claflin Road in Manhattan, KS.

The screening is free and open to the public.  To register or for additional information contact Mary at (785) 587-4300 or by email at  For more information about International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, visit


Pawnee Awarded Funding

David Cook, Youth Rehabilitation Services Supervisor receives Pawnee's grant award (back row, third from left).

David Cook, Youth Rehabilitation Services Supervisor receives Pawnee’s grant award (back row, third from left).

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation awarded Pawnee Mental Health Services (Pawnee) a grant from the YES! Fund in the amount of $7,500.  The grant will provide continued support  for Pawnees’ Integrated Community Enhancement program, a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan.

Pawnee will partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan to provide one on one support to children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) who attend the Boys & Girls Club after school program.  Pawnee will also train the Boys & Girls Club Staff in verbal escalation and de-escalation techniques.

Join Our Team

Join Our TeamTo help us achieve our mission, we’re looking for bright and talented people with great ideas. We believe individuals and families with mental health and/or substance use challenges should have the opportunity to lead normal, productive lives at home and in their community. If you feel the same, regardless of whether you are a seasoned mental health professional or new to the field, we invite you to explore the opportunities available to see how you can make a difference!

Visit the “join our team” tab located at the top of our website.

Or contact our Human Resource Director at:

Pawnee Mental Health Services
PO Box 747
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 587-4300

Pawnee Mental Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mental Health First Aid Offered in Manhattan

Mental Health First Aid - JPEG logoMental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training 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. Pawnee’s next class will be held in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday, September, 30 and Tuesday, October 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To register or for more information contact our office at (785) 587- 4300 or by email at

NAMI Coverage4Care Survey

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NAMI Coverage4Care Survey

Participant Invitation

Why now? With dramatic changes now taking place in our nation’s health care system, it is important to understand the impact of health reform and the final mental health parity rule on access to mental health and substance use services. NAMI is conducting a brief online survey of personal experience with health coverage to explore access to care and out of pocket costs for mental health and substance use care compared to general medical care.


Who should take the survey?  Individuals and family members of adults, adult dependents (18 – 26) or children who need mental health or substance use care. Respondents can have any type of health coverage: Medicaid, Medicare, private coverage inside and outside the health insurance marketplace, VA Health Benefits, TRICARE, etc.  The survey takes 15 – 30 minutes and is available in English and Spanish.


Responses will be reported in the first quarter of 2015 and will be used to advocate for fair and equal treatment for all Americans who need mental health care.


Deadline:    October 17, 2014                    Midnight eastern time (11 pm CT, 10 pm MT, 9 pm PT)


Questions? Contact Sita Diehl (


Click here to take this survey on behalf of yourself or your loved ones in need of mental health and/or substance use care. Spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, and colleagues. It should only take 15-30 minutes. Post the link on your Facebook or Twitter! The more responses we get, the stronger our advocacy can be. Thanks for your help.


If you have questions about some of the health insurance terminology in the survey, please refer to the: