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Peer Support Specialist Selected for MHA Young Mental Health Leaders Council

Shyanne Hoff was a bundle of nerves on August 31, 2020. Hoff, a certified peer support specialist with Wyandot Center, had applied just a couple of weeks earlier to be part of Mental Health America’s first-ever Young Mental Health Leaders Council. She was hovering around her inbox, waiting for an e-mail to arrive saying she had been selected for a spot on the council.

"Been There, Done That": The Value of Peer Support

The concept of peer support has been around for decades. We’ve all heard of Alcoholics Anonymous: a group of people with a common struggle, together with a list of steps to guide them in a new direction. It’s become an icon of our society’s approach to combatting alcoholism outside of a professional setting.

Fundamentally, this is peer support.

Wyandot Center Receives Grant Funding to Support Homeless Outreach Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected individuals who are homeless in our community. The pandemic has also led to record unemployment, putting even more individuals at risk of homelessness. Right now, safe housing is more important than ever for protecting our health and well-being. 

2018-2019 Annual Report

View Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's Annual Report for 2018-2019. 

Brochures - English & Spanish

View a printable version of our brochure in English & Spanish. 

Important Updates Regarding Wyandot BHN and COVID-19

Wyandot BHN is making changes to services due to COVID-19. 

Finding a Way to Serve: Frank Williams Outreach Center Modifies Services During Pandemic

When coronavirus began to take hold on the Kansas City metro area in mid-March, Frank Williams Outreach Center was forced to shut down. Frank’s typically serves close to 60 clients per day under normal circumstances, offering spaces to shower, do laundry, store items, socialize and use the computer and the phone. The team at Frank’s knew the community would need access to these services during the pandemic and they got to work on a plan to make these services available in a way that was safe for everyone involved.  

Thank you, McDonald's of Bonner Springs!

The McDonald's of Bonner Springs shows their support for the people we serve at Frank Williams Outreach Center. 

COVID-19: Helpful Resources & Information for Adults

These are stressful times our community and our world. We encourage everyone to pay close attention to their mental health. The pandemic could cause some people with pre-existing mental health conditions to experience heightened symptoms. It could cause others without mental health conditions to experience symptoms such as anxiety or depression for the first time in their lives. Please take a look at these resources to help manage stress and anxiety during this crisis:

Frank Williams Suspends Services Temporarily

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To protect the health and safety of our clients, staff and visitors, Wyandot Center will temporarily close Frank Williams Outreach Center, effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. Providing these vital services is very important to us, and we will resume normal operations as soon as we can assure the safety of the people we serve and staff. 

 

 

Artistic Expression Promotes Healing and Recovery at ArtMakers Place

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For many individuals with a serious mental illness, creating art allows them to express a part of themselves that cannot always be put into words. 

Keeping Mental Health Care in the Community and Out of Jail

Eight years ago, roughly 100 active Wyandot Center clients were arrested each month. Today, that number has been cut in half. The reason for that reduction? Community partnerships.