Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition – mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly, through family, friends, neighbors or coworkers.

If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health – there is help and hope. Reach out to your Konza healthcare provider or call the Konza behavioral health team directly at 785-238-4711, ext. 4000.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis – call 988 – the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and offers prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Talk About Your Mental Health

Staying engaged is great for mental well-being, especially when we are older. Nurturing your connections with loved ones, joining a social group, or volunteering for something you care about is helpful to feel active and connected. Embracing movement through walks, yoga, or dancing also benefits both body and mind. Challenging yourself with brain teasers, exploring a new hobby, or learning something new helps to keep the mind sharp. If you need mental health support, call us.

Children and Teens’ Mental Health

In-person talks promote healthy mental development. This Mental Health Awareness Month, talk to your children and teens about mental health.

Parents and Caregivers – Need help getting started? Click here.


Maternal Mental Health

Glowing from the inside out? Pregnancy is beautiful, but it can also be emotionally complex. During Mental Health Awareness Month and Women’s Health Awareness Week, remember it’s okay to not feel okay. Mood swings, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed are all common. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone!

Military & Veterans’ Mental Health

This Memorial Day, we remember those who have served our country. We also honor their families, friends, and fellow service members. There is help for Veterans struggling with grief, loss, or trauma at