Raising Awareness of Mental Health Services in Our Area

(westernkansasnews.com) Last week’s shooting in Hesston has everyone now questioning about what is available for people if they are having a problem that can not be handled alone. Compass Behavioral Health Executive Director Ric Dalke does not want you to hesitate in calling.



Garden City Program Director Lisa Southern says the goal is to start addressing mental health issues quickly.

A lot of people talk about the need for gun control after this type of incident, but Dalke believes that stops short of identifying the entire problem.

And there are warning signs you are encouraged to listen for.


Compass Behavioral Health serves 13 counties in SW Kansas. Their 24/7 hotline is 1-800-259-9576. 

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