Help Raise Awareness and Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness

donate_buttonAn estimated one in four adults and one in five children are living with mental illness. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans and 90% of people who died by suicide were experiencing symptoms of mental illness.  You can help Pawnee Mental Health Services raise community awareness about mental illness and substance use disorders by making a financial contribution to the Unmasking Mental Illness Fund.

Contributions made to the Unmasking Mental Illness fund provide public information and support media initiatives directed toward raising awareness and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness. To make a contribution go to the donation button on Pawnee’s website or contact our Development Manager at
(785) 587-4300.


congratulationsPawnee Mental Health Services would like to congratulate Christine Thompson, Peer Support Specialist for receiving the Su and Dennis Bud Exemplary Award for her work in recovery with Kansas consumers. Christine is a Region 2 Board Representative for the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for adult mental health and has been employed by Pawnee since 2009.


Pawnee Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant

Grant AwardThe Kansas Health Foundation awarded $16,375 to Pawnee Mental Health Services to purchase laptop computers to be used by Pawnee staff for online training.

“We are grateful to the Kansas Health Foundation for their support,” said Robbin Cole, Executive Director. “This grant will help us enhance the knowledge base of our staff who work with members of our community with mental health and substance use disorders.”

The Kansas Health Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans.  For more information about the Kansas Health Foundation, visit

Pawnee Mental Health Services is a licensed community mental health center and licensed substance use treatment center serving more than 7,500 people annually.