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Manhattan is located in the northeastern part of Kansas, and is best known as being the home of Kansas State University. There is also an Army fort located nearby - Fort Riley. The area can be described as having rolling hills. The city itself was built on a floodplain at the convergence of the Kansas and Big Blue rivers. The Tuttle Creek Reservoir was formed when the Big Blue River was dammed for flood control in the mid 20th century, which is has been turned into a state park and is a great place to bring the whole family.1 There is also a natural prairie preserve called Konza Prairie, that is preserved by Kansas State University and the Nature Conservancy. With varying temperatures, the area can receive tornadoes; however, the biggest threat to the area is flooding since the city is built on a floodplain, particularly when there has been a heavy rain.

Mental Health in Manhattan

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers individuals professional and peer support that facilitates their improved mental health. Free bimonthly meetings are open to anyone with a mood disorder, their friends, and their family. Trained facilitators ensure meetings are conducted in a safe, respectful manner that allows all participants to share their feelings and experiences. Call 785-341-8224 for more information.2

Individuals with a serious mental illness and who are at-risk of homelessness can find permanent, supportive housing through Manhattan Emergency Shelter Incorporated (MESI). MESI provides subsidized housing that includes on-site counseling to protect the safety and wellbeing of residents. Comprehensive case management services ensure each resident receives the care they need in order to function at their highest possible level. Their Peer Support Advocate Program promotes socialization and community involvement through weekly group support sessions and individual activities with peers. To inquire about these programs, call MESI at 785-537-3113.3

Current Education

The Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District is committed to providing all children, regardless of ability, with a comprehensive education that prepares them to be self-sufficient, well-informed adults. Children with special needs receive support services through the Special Education Department. These services include speech/language pathology, mental health counseling, and occupational and physical therapy. Children involved in the program also receive classroom accommodations that facilitate their ability to learn in an inclusive environment. Contact the Special Education Department at 785-587-2000 for more information.4 The district also provides before and after school programs that offer extended learning opportunities for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Homework help is available for children who need to catch up on their studies. Character and leadership education courses are also offered. Middle school children can participate in sports, tutoring, or various clubs, including debate and student council. All programs are supervised by school district staff and offer a safe place for kids to spend their time.5


1. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. (2017). Tuttle Creek State Park. Retrieved from
2. Flint Hills Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from
3. Manhattan Emergency Shelter Incorporated. (2017). Supportive Housing Programs. Retrieved from
4. Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District. (2017). Special Education. Retrieved from
5. Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District. (2017). Before and After School Programs. Retrieved from

Manhattan is a city that is located in multiple counties- Riley County and Pottawatomie County in Kansas. It has a land area of 19.29 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Manhattan is 56,308 people with 20,722 households and a median annual income of $43,104. .

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Manhattan is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Manhattan are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.