Bert Nash Ambassador: Spreading the word about mental health

Emily Farley News & Notes

Anna Oliver’s introduction to the Bert Nash Center came at the right time. That was three and a half years ago. “There was a family member who was going through some issues, so that’s the reason I got involved with Bert Nash,” Oliver said. That personal connection motivated Oliver to get involved with Bert Nash. She’s been a dedicated Bert …

Thank you, Steve Maceli, for representing Bert Nash!

Emily Farley News & Notes

Why I chose WRAP As one of the finalists at the Transformations Charity Gala on Jan. 26 at Liberty Hall, Steve Maceli, owner of Maceli’s Banquet Hall and Catering, was asked why he chose to represent the Bert Nash WRAP (Working to Recognize Alternative Possibilities) school-based mental health program, which is a partnership with Lawrence and Eudora Public Schools. Here’s …

Local actor inspired to write play about his mental health journey

Emily Farley News & Notes

Jeremy Auman has battled depression most of his life. Or, as he said, “for always.” His great-aunt and grandmother did as well. They also had bipolar disorder, though back then it was called a nervous breakdown, he said. The way people reacted toward his great-aunt and grandmother made an impression on Auman. “I saw the stigma that they had to …

Bert Nash, KU’s Public Mgmt Center partner together on leadership training

Emily Farley News & Notes

Starting next month, Bert Nash and the KU Public Management Center will enhance their partnership. The community mental health center and the Public Management Center (PMC) have developed a plan for PMC to provide ongoing leadership training for Bert Nash supervisors. The first training session will be in April at the Center. “Our board and our leadership team are very …

Longtime Bert Nash psychiatrist retiring after nearly five decades in mental health field

Emily Farley News & Notes

Joe Douglas likes being part of a team. That’s been one of his favorite things about working at the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Douglas, a psychiatrist in Adult Services, who has been part of the Center’s medical staff since 2001, is retiring this month after a nearly 50-year career in the mental health field. “I enjoy the collaboration …

Healing arts project will give clients the opportunity to use creative expression

Emily Farley News & Notes

John Sebelius believes in the healing power of art. He’s seen it happen. Sebelius, a Lawrence artist, has worked with veterans as part of the Stress Disorder Treatment Program at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Center in Topeka, teaching art to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use and other challenges. He currently serves as Artist-In-Residence at Cofrin-Logan Center for Addiction …

Bert Nash profile – Rhonda Stubbs

Emily Farley Child & Family Services

What do you love most about your job? I love working with people. I have always felt joy from serving others, empowering them and helping them meet their goals.   What have been some of the highlights for you during your time here? I have really enjoyed working with the children and families. I have also had the pleasure of …

Carole at the Nash

Emily Farley News & Notes

It takes a lot of people to keep things running smoothly, they deal with people of all kinds, oftentimes they’re sad or moody. An absolute favorite I always see when walking through the door, is a perky, encouraging, spitfire gal who’s been there a long time before. Professional as this woman is, she always finds time to care, people watch …

LGBT group for youth

Emily Farley Child & Family Services

Statistically, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are at a disproportionate risk for depression, suicide and substance abuse. They also can feel isolated, alienated or bullied. A new LGBT group for youth was started in the summer of 2017 at the Bert Nash Center to provide a support system so teenagers have a safe place to talk. Bert Nash …