What Does it Mean to be Grounded in Community?

November 15, 2022

Wyandot Behavioral Health Network has been fortunate to be able to serve the Wyandotte County community for seven decades. We are launching a year of celebrations – commemorating 70 years of service to the community in 2023. 

When I think back to what the world of mental health looked like on April 6, 1953, when Wyandot was incorporated, it’s striking to realize how far we’ve come. It wasn’t until 1963 that the Community Mental Health Act was signed into law, moving mental health treatment out of institutions and allowing people to receive care in their community – where they live, work and raise their families. While there is still plenty of room for growth and improvement, I am encouraged by the progress made over the last 70 years.

As we begin this year of celebrations, we are focusing on our commitment to being “Grounded in Community” – our theme for this milestone anniversary. The theme is a reflection of our heart for the community and our gratitude for being able to put down roots and grow with this community.

I’m pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report as we kick off our 70th anniversary celebration. As you flip through the pages of this year’s report, I hope that you will see that our commitment to the community remains strong. Our team members truly come alongside those they serve with the goal of making sure that they have the tools they need to be successful in the community. This year’s report is both a celebration of our last 70 years and a glimpse into our continuing efforts to meet the changing needs of this community.

Our deep roots in Wyandotte County would not be possible without the support of community members and our community partners. It has been and continues to be a privilege to work alongside the people of Wyandotte County to fulfill our mission of creating a healthy, thriving community. And we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you in the year to come.