KANSAS — The passing of Home Invoice 2208 within the state of Kansas has modified the sport for psychological well being accessibility.
What does this imply for Crawford County?
Put merely, that is designed to assist psychological well being organizations increase their providers all through the state. They’ll have entry to assets to move into the communities which want their assist essentially the most.
Michael Ehling, Crawford County Psychological Well being Heart Govt Admin, mentioned, “It fully modified the psychological well being system within the state of Kansas.”
Altering the sport by making assets accessible. Kansas laws established the licensed neighborhood behavioral well being clinic mannequin. Following this, locations just like the Crawford County Psychological Well being Heart, could have entry to funds to assist increase its providers.
“It’s to take providers to purchasers the place they’re, but in addition to create a monetary help system to help that growth of psychological well being providers to communities. However It’s additionally going to create a 24/7 disaster cellular providers.”
That is solely a part of the plan. They received’t solely be going out into Crawford County, however they’ll set up new packages for many who want it.
“Going to jails, going to varsities, we’ve already been in faculties for an extended time period, however going to extra locations the place individuals want the providers versus anticipating them to return to you.”
County officers hope these new assets will assist with the tasks already in progress.
Danny Smith, Crawford County Sheriff, mentioned, “The ‘Step-It-Up’ initiative goes to allocate assets in the direction of people which might be having psychological well being diseases which might be incarcerated in jails.”
To assist everybody have the care they want.
“We’re within the very beginnings, we’re fairly enthusiastic about it as a result of we undoubtedly want these assets and on the native stage I believe it’s going to offer us some property to assist the people that want the assistance.”
The Crawford County Psychological Well being Heart is engaged on adjusting its current operations to fulfill this new mannequin. So once they do apply, they’ll have the ability to streamline their funds into these new providers.