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Cole Receives Award for Service to Kansas Families

Robbin Cole, Executive Director

Robbin Cole, Executive Director

Robbin Waldner Cole, Executive Director of Pawnee Mental Health Services, received the Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (KSAMFT) Award for Service to Kansas Families.  Ms. Cole was presented the award on March 6, 2015 at the KSAMFT annual conference.

The Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Award for Service to Kansas Families is presented to an individual not within the profession of marriage and family therapy who has distinguished himself or herself in serving the needs of families in the state of Kansas.

Ms. Cole’s nomination said, “She is the Executive Director for Pawnee Mental Health Center in Manhattan, KS and in addition to directing the center’s operations she works tirelessly for the families in KS. By advocating in Topeka for the affordable treatment of those experiencing emotional difficulties.  She has also implemented the hiring of numerous Marriage and Family Therapists and recognizes their expertise in the provision of mental health services to Kansas families.”

Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (KSAMFT), a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to establish and maintain professional standards in marriage and family therapy and to improve therapy by adherence to a professional code of ethics, to encourage research and continuing education programs for the helping professions.

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

 

Mental Health First Aid Comes to Junction City

Mental Health First Aid - JPEG logoMental 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)

Pawnee Mental Health Services will hold a Mental Health First Aid course in Junction City, KS on Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The course will be held at 355 Grant Avenue.  The cost for the course is $25.00 per person.

CLICK HERE for a Mental Health First Aid brochure.

To register or for more information about Mental Health First Aid contact our office at (785) 587-4300 or by email at mhfa@pawnee.org

Upcoming Events

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Date:  Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Event:  Mental Health First Aid

Location:  355 Grant Avenue, Junction City

Time:  8am – 5pm

For Additional Information Call:  (785) 587-4300.

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Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2015

Event:  Washington County Health Department Annual Spring Health Fair

Location:  Washington High School, Washington

Time:  7am – 12:30pm

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Date:  Thursday, April 16, 2015 (This is a six session workshop)

Event:  Basic Parenting Workshop

Location:  2001 Claflin Road, Manhattan

Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

For Additional Information Call:  (785) 587-4300.

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Date:  Friday, April 17, 2015

Event:  35th Annual KCLY 100.9 FM Spring Fair

Location:  National Guard Armory – 12th and Bridge, Clay Center

Time:  10am – 7:15pm

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Date:  Saturday, April 18, 2015

Event:   Spring into a new You!

Location:  The National Guard Armory, Highway 81, Concordia

Time:  11am – 3pm

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Date:  Saturday, April 25, 2015

Event:  2015 Mitchell County Health Fair

Location:  NCK Tech/NCK Wellness Center Gym, Beloit

Time:  9am – 1pm

Prescott Joins Pawnee Mental Health Services

Sean Prescott, LAC

Sean Prescott, LAC

Sean Prescott, Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) has been hired by Pawnee Mental Health Services as an substance use counselor.

Sean has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in substance use counseling from Pittsburg State University.  He has a master’s of business administration from Northwest State University.

He founded New Beginning Counseling Center in Maryville, Missouri which provided mental health services to children, adolescents and adults, and substance use treatment to adolescents and adults.

He sees patients in Pawnees’ offices located in Beloit and Concordia.  To schedule an appointment with Sean contact Pawnee Mental Health Services at 785-243-8900.

 

Tuttle Joins Pawnee Mental Health Services

Meghan Tuttle, LMFT

Meghan Tuttle, LMFT

Meghan Tuttle, LMFT has been hired by Pawnee Mental Health Services.

Meghan has a bachelor’s of arts degree in social sciences with an emphasis in psychology from Kansas State University. She has a master’s of science degree in family therapy from Friends University.

She sees patients in Pawnee’s office located in Manhattan. To schedule an appointment with Meghan contact Pawnee Mental Health Services at 785-587-4315.

Mental Health First Aid Offered in Concordia

Mental Health First Aid - JPEG logoMental 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)

Pawnee Mental Health Services will hold a Mental Health First Aid course in Concordia, KS on Wednesday, February 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To register or for more information about Mental Health First Aid contact our office at (785) 587-4300 or by email at mhfa@pawnee.org

Click here for a Mental Health First Aid brochure.

Pawnee Selected for National Project

News post it noteThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have selected Pawnee Mental Health Services and Riley County to participate in a national project exploring community behavioral health early warning systems, The Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE).  Riley County is one of nine communities nationwide selected to participate in this project.

“Being selected as an Index Community for this project is a great opportunity to make a difference in the City of Manhattan and all of Riley County, and to contribute to a national initiative to benefit communities across the nation,” said Robbin Cole, Executive Director, Pawnee Mental Health Services.

A panel of 30 knowledgeable individuals in Riley County will offer their perspectives on local community mental health trends through bi-weekly surveys beginning this month and continuing through January, 2016.   The Riley County Mental Health Task Force will participate with a local leadership team in reviewing the perspectives of the panel on a quarterly basis and helping identify community responses.

“Local governments and service agencies depend on government data to know what is going on in their communities, but that data is often two or three years old,” according to John Leatherman, professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University and the lead investigator for the project in Kansas.  “This is an attempt to figure out what is happening in real time by sharing information and get ahead of emerging problems,” he said.

The local leadership team is made up of Leatherman and Cole, and includes Elaine Johannes, PhD, School of Family Studies and Human Services, Kansas State University and Karen Smothers, LSCSW, Pawnee Mental Health Services.

Pawnee Announces New Emergency Services Director

Boyle Jeremy 20130513Pawnee Mental Health Services is pleased to announce Dr. Jeremy Boyle as the new Program Director for Emergency Services. Dr. Boyle will join Pawnee’s Management Team of Program Directors who are responsible for administrative and clinical program services across all ten counties served by Pawnee.

Dr. Boyle has a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his doctorate degree in Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University.

Dr. Boyle began his employment with Pawnee in 2009 as an outpatient therapist. In 2013 he was promoted to outpatient clinical supervisor.