Important Updates Regarding Wyandot BHN and COVID-19

Important Changes to Wyandot BHN Services in Response to COVID-19

During these uncertain times, we must all take steps to care for ourselves, manage our emotions, care for our families, and remind each other that individually and together we are incredibly resilient. 

Based on the growing number of cases of COVID-19 and the recent Stay at Home order, Wyandot BHN has implemented changes to our services. Wyandot BHN is an essential service provider and we are not closing.

We have modified our services to adapt to this challenge, but will remain available to meet the mental health needs of our community during this crisis.

  • Mental health professionals are available to take your call from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Crisis services, including the RSI Crisis Stabilization Center, remain open.
  • Psychiatric/medication clinic and medication delivery are available, but they have been modified to keep our clients and staff safe.
  • Therapy and case management services have been modified to be provided by telephone and telehealth to the fullest extent that we can.
  • Frank Williams Outreach Center and PACES psychosocial services have been suspended until the coronavirus crisis is over.

 Here’s how to reach us:

  • Call 913-328-4600, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Call 913-956-5620 for RSI Crisis Stabilization Services; for an immediate mental health or substance use crisis, walk-in at RSI located at 1301 North 47th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Call 913-788-4200 for our 24/7 Crisis Line.

We are also encouraging everyone to pay close attention to their mental health in these stressful times The pandemic could cause some people with pre-existing mental health conditions to experience heightened symptoms. It could cause others without mental health conditions to experience symptoms such as anxiety or depression for the first time in their lives.

Our basic rule of thumb for maintaining good mental health during this time is simple: Know the facts about COVID-19, take what action you can to keep you and your loved ones healthy, and practice good self-care. Knowledge is power and taking what action we can helps us to feel a measure of control in what is admittedly a tense and stressful time.

There are many resources online about COVID-19, including resources for staying mentally healthy during this stressful time. I encourage everyone to review these resources for children, families, and adults.

Resources Regarding COVID-19 and Home Prevention

Kansas COVID-19 Hotline:   866-534-3463

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas Department of Health & Environment COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mental Health Resources for Children, Adults and Families

For Children:

Sesame Street in Communities: Handling Emergencies

CDC: Helping Your Child Cope with a Disaster

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Yale School of Medicine: Kids and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

For Adults and Families:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Very Well Mind: Hope to Cope With Anxiety About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CDC: Managing Anxiety & Stress

National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus