mental health http://kcur.org en Hundreds Learn Mental Health First Aid At City-Wide Training Events http://kcur.org/post/hundreds-learn-mental-health-first-aid-city-wide-training-events <p>At the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Thursday afternoon, Eyvette Carter struggled to carry on a basic conversation with her husband, Warren.</p><p>She was distracted in no small part by Karl Chaney whispering in her ear.</p><p>“Don’t trust him. Is he looking at you? Why would he want to talk to you?” Chaney said.</p><p>The group was taking part in an auditory hallucination simulation, designed to demonstrate the experience of a psychotic episode.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:09:35 +0000 Alex Smith 58713 at http://kcur.org Hundreds Learn Mental Health First Aid At City-Wide Training Events Glore Psychiatric Museum Is A Missouri Mental Health Time Capsule http://kcur.org/post/glore-psychiatric-museum-missouri-mental-health-time-capsule <p>On Thursday's <em>Central Standard</em>, we looked back at the history of intervention in mental health crises, going all the way back to the 19th century.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://stjosephmuseum.org/museums/glore/">Glore Psychiatric Museum</a> (formerly known as State Lunatic Asylum #2) captures both the treatments of the past and the controversies they sparked. Treatments in mental health hospitals once ranged from a "bath of surprise," which disrupted thought-patterns by dropping the patient into a shockingly cold bath, to lobotomies and fever cabinets.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:26:47 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christina Lieffring 57611 at http://kcur.org Glore Psychiatric Museum Is A Missouri Mental Health Time Capsule Kansas Governor Finds Additional $9.5 Million For Mental Health http://kcur.org/post/kansas-governor-finds-additional-95-million-mental-health <div class="clearfix" id="contentContainerNewsMain" style="outline: none 0px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; float: left; width: 637px; overflow: visible;"><div class="content" id="contentArticle" style="outline: none 0px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; margin-bottom: 18px;"><div class="article" style="outline: none 0px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; border-bottom-width: 4px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(244, 241, 233); margin: 0px 0px 36px;"><h1 style="line-height: 1.4; outline: none 0px; font-size: 26.399999618530273 Wed, 28 May 2014 13:52:23 +0000 Dave Ranney 56438 at http://kcur.org Kansas Governor Finds Additional $9.5 Million For Mental Health Kansas City Area Coalition Launches To Fight Stigma Of Mental Ilness http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-area-coalition-launches-fight-stigma-mental-ilness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizers on Wednesday unveiled a new partnership that builds on a mental health initiative started in the local Jewish community.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The aim of the effort, known as the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, is to broaden to other parts of the metropolitan area the message from the Jewish community that it’s all right to talk about mental illness.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:34:36 +0000 Mike Sherry 56119 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Area Coalition Launches To Fight Stigma Of Mental Ilness Plans Advance For Mental Health Crisis Center In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/plans-advance-mental-health-crisis-center-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representatives from a broad spectrum of agencies and organizations, including hospitals and courts, are&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">c</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rystallizing plans they hope will help solve a health problem in Kansas City, Mo.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:14:27 +0000 Mike Sherry 55831 at http://kcur.org Plans Advance For Mental Health Crisis Center In Kansas City Kansas City Groups Pursuing Mental Health Crisis Center http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-groups-pursuing-mental-health-crisis-center <p>Kansas City, Mo., would be home to a regional facility aimed largely at diverting substance abusers from jail and hospital emergency rooms under a plan that has garnered support from law enforcement officials, political leaders and health care providers.</p><p>The vision actually represents dual efforts that began independently, but which might coalesce as a collaboration between area hospitals and a coalition formed by Joseph Locascio, the presiding judge of Kansas City Municipal Court. He also oversees the city’s specialty court aimed at substance abusers.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:01:45 +0000 Mike Sherry 53196 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Groups Pursuing Mental Health Crisis Center Police Training On How To Respond To Mental Health Situations http://kcur.org/post/police-training-how-respond-mental-health-situations <p>Police officers often respond to situations that involve people suffering from mental health problems.</p><p>Since they are called first for help, there is a growing effort to train the officers in how to handle the situations.</p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, we discuss how police training is changing in order to accommodate mental health crisis response techniques.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Laura Spencer, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52773 at http://kcur.org New Mental Health Crisis Strategy To Launch In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/new-mental-health-crisis-strategy-launch-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every day, police in the Kansas City metro area are inundated with calls to handle mental illness emergencies.</span></p><p>"Usually more than one time a day,” says Don Ash, sheriff of&nbsp;Wyandotte County, Kan. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Calls could come in from a family member. Calls could come in from the general public. From a business owner.”</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:17:23 +0000 Alex Smith 52471 at http://kcur.org New Mental Health Crisis Strategy To Launch In Kansas City Brownback Announces Plan To Repurpose Rainbow Mental Health Facility http://kcur.org/post/brownback-announces-plan-repurpose-rainbow-mental-health-facility <p>Gov. Sam Brownback&nbsp;Thurday unveiled his administration’s plan for reopening the Rainbow Mental Health Facility.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I think this is a winner,” </span>Brownback<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said, referring to a Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services plan for privatizing the state hospital’s operations.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:17:57 +0000 Dave Ranney 50205 at http://kcur.org Brownback Announces Plan To Repurpose Rainbow Mental Health Facility Nixon Proposes $20 Million To Train Mental Health Professionals http://kcur.org/post/nixon-proposes-20-million-train-mental-health-professionals <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri is sorely lacking in mental health services, but he hopes to fix that with more higher education spending.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking Wednesday at UMKC’s School of Nursing, the Governor said his balanced budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 included $20 million in grants for schools to train future psychiatrists, psychologist and mental health nurses. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Only 10 of the state’s 114 counties currently have adequate mental health care, according to a federal report. </span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:12:51 +0000 Alex Smith 48585 at http://kcur.org Grandmothers Against Gun Violence http://kcur.org/post/grandmothers-against-gun-violence <p>In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Washington Navy Yard shootings, many find themselves questioning the use of guns in society.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a>,</em> we&nbsp;talk with a Cape Cod grandma who wants to change the dialogue on gun violence in this country. She joins Steve Kraske to discuss her plan to encourage accountability and responsibility while finding common ground with gun owners.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 45238 at http://kcur.org Grandmothers Against Gun Violence What Is Sex Addiction? http://kcur.org/post/what-sex-addiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now more than ever, our society seems preoccupied with sex. </span>Sexting<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>twerking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a part of our lexicon. Whether we&rsquo;re talking about television, popular music or movies, sexual images and innuendo are everywhere. And access to pornography is as easy as a click of a mouse for the over 40 million people who log into porn websites. Given the highly sexualized society we live in, can a person really become addicted to sex? Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:51:49 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 44943 at http://kcur.org What Is Sex Addiction? Children's Center Announces $2.3M Grant To Expand Trauma Programs http://kcur.org/post/childrens-center-announces-23m-grant-expand-trauma-programs <p>The Crittenton Children’s Center Friday announced it was receiving a major grant to help preschool-aged children cope with trauma.</p><p>In front of a crowd of around 200 health professionals at the Kaufmann Foundation, Crittenton CEO Janine Hron said that the Center will be able to expand its Head Start – Trauma Smart program thanks to a $2.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:38:23 +0000 Alex Smith 38927 at http://kcur.org Children's Center Announces $2.3M Grant To Expand Trauma Programs A 'First Aid Kit' For Mental Health: Program Expands Throughout Metro http://kcur.org/post/first-aid-kit-mental-health-program-expands-throughout-metro <p></p><p>A first aid kit is helpful when you cut yourself or get a burn and if someone stops breathing, you can administer CPR. These medical skills are helpful for physical ailments, but how do you care for someone in the midst of a mental health crisis? Mental Health First Aid is a nationwide program that trains members of a community on how to interact and help someone with any mental illness.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:51:35 +0000 Elana Gordon, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32996 at http://kcur.org A 'First Aid Kit' For Mental Health: Program Expands Throughout Metro The Case for Dental Health http://kcur.org/post/case-dental-health <p>A yearly physical is the norm for most of us, whether for children or their adult parents, and it's considered a part of living a healthy lifestyle. But not all areas of health are examined by one doctor, and one area of our health that is often neglected is oral health.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:40:32 +0000 Elana Gordon, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32957 at http://kcur.org The Case for Dental Health Brownback Calls For Preserving, Strengthening Mental Health Safety Net http://kcur.org/post/brownback-calls-preserving-strengthening-mental-health-safety-net <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to continue funding mental health services at the state's current level. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:14:32 +0000 Elana Gordon 30245 at http://kcur.org Brownback Calls For Preserving, Strengthening Mental Health Safety Net The State Of Mental Illness In KC http://kcur.org/post/state-mental-illness-kc <p>Mental illness is a problem in every community, but <strong>what resources and services are available in Kansas City?</strong></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:33:53 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Jabulani Leffall & Claire McInerny 29338 at http://kcur.org The State Of Mental Illness In KC Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senators-disagree-about-gun-control <p>After the tragedy in Connecticut,&nbsp;many are now looking to Congress and the President to enact legislation that will curb gun violence. But Missouri’s Senators don’t agree on what that response should be. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:14:49 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29288 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides http://kcur.org/post/look-what-triggers-murder-suicides <p>Murder suicide is rare, but on the rise across the country. Missouri is in the top ten for women killed by intimate partners, and murder-suicide has increased in Kansas. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:44:52 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 28809 at http://kcur.org A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides Medicare Boosting Coverage For Mental Health Issues http://kcur.org/post/medicare-boosting-coverage-mental-health-issues Medicare coverage for people with depression used to be, well, depressing. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:46:00 +0000 editor 15333 at http://kcur.org Medicare Boosting Coverage For Mental Health Issues Longtime Mental Health Leader Retires http://kcur.org/post/longtime-mental-health-leader-retires <p>For many decades, David Wiebe has been at the forefront of mental health care in the Kansas City region, helping shape the community mental health system that exists in Kansas today. As director of Johnson County Mental Health for more than two decades, Wiebe has overseen its growth from a staff of 80 to one of 400 - one that today helps thousands of predominantly low-income people with mental illnesses live independently.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:34:34 +0000 Elana Gordon 11347 at http://kcur.org Psychologist Treats Victims Of Priest Sex Abuse http://kcur.org/post/psychologist-treats-victims-priest-sex-abuse <p>Recent events in Kansas City have raised a new public furor about abuse by Catholic priests, but no one really knows how long the problem has been going on. According to the <a href="http://www.snapnetwork.org/">Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests</a>, nearly 16,000 abuse victims have spoken out nationwide since 1950.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:44:29 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 10451 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Tension http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-tension <p>So your kid went off to college, experienced freedom, set his own schedule, abided by his own rules, and now he&rsquo;s <strong>home for winter break</strong>&hellip;for a few weeks.</p><p>Yeah, there&rsquo;s gonna be some <strong>tension</strong>.&nbsp; We&#39;ve seen it play out in movies and TV shows that poke fun at family dysfunction around the holidays. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:15:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 9454 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Tension Recent Suicides Raise Awareness http://kcur.org/post/recent-suicides-raise-awareness <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p>Countless Americans have relatives, friends, or colleagues who have committed suicide. When Fox 4 Kansas City meteorologist&nbsp;<strong>Don Harman</strong>&nbsp;took his own life last week, many people realized that suicide can affect those whom we least suspect.<br /> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:13:15 +0000 Brian Ellison, Stephen Steigman & Luke Martin 8445 at http://kcur.org Recent Suicides Raise Awareness Proposed Closure of Kansas Facility For Developmentally Disabled Would Be Gradual http://kcur.org/post/proposed-closure-kansas-facility-developmentally-disabled-would-be-gradual <p>Lawrence, KS – The Kansas Neurological Institute serves some 150 profoundly disabled adults. If the Kansas Legislature approves the proposal, the facility would be closed gradually.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:28:21 +0000 7471 at http://kcur.org Kansans To Vote On Voting Rights of Kansans with Mental Illnesses http://kcur.org/post/kansans-vote-voting-rights-kansans-mental-illnesses <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d686d161d0d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d686d161d0d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d686d161d0d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-931427.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, KS – Right now, the Kansas legislature has the authority to prohibit someone with a mental illness from voting. Next Tuesday, voters will decide whether or not to change that. <a href="http://www.kssos.org/other/constitutional_question_english.html">Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2</a>, as it's called, has not met much formal opposition. But as KCUR's Elana Gordon reports, proponents say a victory would still be extremely significant.</p> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:25:20 +0000 Elana Gordon 7212 at http://kcur.org Kansans To Vote On Voting Rights of Kansans with Mental Illnesses State Mental Health Programs Brace For More Cuts http://kcur.org/post/state-mental-health-programs-brace-more-cuts <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d67ca559186-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d67ca559186-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d67ca559186-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-907074.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jefferson City, MO – Mental Health officials in Missouri are awaiting word if Governor Jay Nixon will cut their budget even more than lawmakers did this year.</p> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:23:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6717 at http://kcur.org