A little over 4% of Kansas residents suffer from some form of SMI, or serious mental illness. Also, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, nearly one person dies every single day statewide from drug overdose. These two facts come as especially bad news when you realize that in 2018 fatal drug overdose numbers went down nationwide for the first time since 1990… but not in Kansas or in neighboring Missouri. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Sunflower State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.
Beacon Health Options
Sponsored by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, there is a hotline that can be reached by calling 1-866-645-8216 and selecting Option 2. The line is owned by Beacon Health Options and offers assessments, treatment facilitation and more.
Nineline of Covenant House
While its focus is on children and adolescents, anyone with mental health and/or substance abuse issues can call the Nineline and get help. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at 1-800-786-2929 and the direct number to the office is 1-800-388-3888.
National Rehab Hotline
Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.