Mental Health IS Health

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Mental Health IS Health

How Are You Doing…Really? 

How are you feeling? How are you taking care of yourself these days?


“Denying or avoiding feelings doesn’t make them go away, nor does it lessen their impact on us, even if it’s unconscious. Noticing and naming emotions gives us the chance to take a step back and make choices about what to do with them.”

Below are a number of resources to assist you with your mental health feelings. We all have emotions that can be complex; afraid, angry, grieving, lonely, sad, stressed, worried, etc.  Actually 1 in 5 people struggle with a mental health condition, meaning you are not alone

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Mental health is health so don't delay in getting the help you deserve! (If someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, read more how you can help.) 

Take a Mental Health Test. Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are real, common AND treatable. Recovery is possible. 

When making contact:  "Hello, my name is ______________ and I’m calling because I’m having trouble with my thoughts and feelings. I took an online screening and decided I could benefit from some additional support. Can you help me or direct me to someone who can?"

Emergency and Crisis Numbers 

Sedgwick County Mental Health Emergency Hotline 316-660-7500

Sedgwick County COMCARE Support Line 316-660-1111.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


National Domestic Violence Hotline 


National Sexual Assault Hotline 


Other Emergency and Crisis Numbers
Mental Health Links 

Local Mental Health Help

Complete list within 25 miles of Derby 

Derby Area Mental Health Providers 

COMCARE of Sedgwick County

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas 

NAMI Kansas (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Ascension Behavioral Health

Suspenders4Hope (Wichita State University, WeSupportU)


How Right Now

Local Substance Misuse Help

DCCCA (Developing Caring Communities Committed to Action)

COMCARE of Sedgwick County 

MIRROR, Inc. (alcohol and drug treatment)

Substance Abuse Center of Kansas

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Lie number one you're supposed to have it all together
And when they ask how you're doing
 Just smile and tell them, "Never better"

Lie number 2 everybody's life is perfect except yours
So keep your messes and your wounds
And your secrets safe with you behind closed doors

Truth be told
The truth is rarely told, now

I say I'm fine, yeah I'm fine oh I'm fine, hey I'm fine but I'm not

I'm broken
And when it's out of control I say it's under control but it's not
And you know it

I don't know why it's so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin you don't already know

 So let the truth be told

Thank you to Matthew West, vocal music artist, for providing these words and inspiration to move ahead with this initiative.  
Check out the complete song here.

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