Kansas Behavioral Health Services

MISSION:

Partnering to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery to ensure Kansans with behavioral health needs live safe, healthy, successful and self-determined lives in their communities.

VISION:

Kansas communities support prevention and recovery throughout the lifespan.

Block Grant Public Comment Period

Feedback is being sought on Kansas draft applications for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Fiscal Year 2023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse block grant. The two applications can be found at the links below:

Feedback should be submitted through 10:00 am on Friday, August 26th, 2022, via [email protected].

Kansas Prevention Collaborative Behavioral Health Indicators Map

The Behavioral Health Indicators MapBehavioral Health Indicators Map is now available to the public. The map presents county and state-specific summarized data for seven behavioral health indicators prioritized by the Kansas Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council Prevention Subcommittee:
  1. Suicide Rate
  2. Opioid Prescribing Rate
  3. 30-Day Student Alcohol Use
  4. Past-Year Student Depression
  5. Student Perception of Risk of Marijuana Use
  6. Student Favorable Attitudes of Marijuana Use
  7. Knowledge of Treatment Options for Problem Gambling  
The data presented in the Behavioral Health Indicators Map was prepared and provided by Greenbush. This map will help Kansans identify geographical areas of strengths and needs related to the indicators. It also provides the information necessary to build awareness and capacity, and will make it easier to collaborate with other partners to create more comprehensive plans for prevention and behavioral health services across the state.

If you have questions about the map or are experiencing technical issues, please contact the KPC Team.

About Us

The Behavioral Health Services Commission is the state mental health authority and is responsible for managing mental health funding in Kansas. In addition, it facilitates addiction and prevention services and programs for the State of Kansas, including targeted workforce development initiatives. In addition, the commission works in close collaboration with the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council.

Our work is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and KDADS. KDADS is responsible, by statute, and holds the authority and responsibility to coordinate and provide substance abuse and mental health services in Kansas. We promote effective public policy and develop and evaluate programs and resources for behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

How We Can Assist

2019 Mental Health Task Force Final Report

2018 Mental Health Task Force Final Report

Adverse Incident Reporting “AIR” System Training Video



This AIR system is designed for KDADS service providers and contractors to report all adverse incidents and serious occurrences involving individuals receiving services from the following KDADS programs: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, Money Follows the Person (MFP), Behavioral Health, Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), Senior Care Act and Older Americans Act. To learn more about AIR and how to make a report to KDADS, please watch the training video. Should you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].

Once the video starts, you can click on the YouTube logo at the bottom of the screen to view the video in full screen mode.

Osawatomie Temporary Census Diversions Process

Program and Renewal Information

Click here to find documents related to the Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) waiver renewal application.