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Salina, Kansas is located in the north central part of the state, with around 46,000 residents. The temperature in Salina ranges from below 20 degrees in the wintertime, to around the 90's in the summertime, with about 32 inches of precipitation per year. Tornadoes can be seen during tornado season. The main economic industry in the city is agriculture, where residents and visitors alike can see grain elevators all around, including the local Catholic Church, which is shaped like a grain silo. There are two private schools in Salina - Sacred Heart Catholic High School, and St. John's Military School. The city has the Bicentennial Center, which hosts many different types of activities, such as conventions, workshops, trade shows, concerts, rodeos, wrestling, motor sports, sports tournaments, dog shows, and much more. If a relaxing evening is in the plans, then plan to visit the Salina Symphony or the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, both are great venues for people of all ages to enjoy.1

Mental Health in Salina

Many support groups are available to Salina residents that provide encouragement and guidance in times of need. The Hospice of Salina sees to it that those experiencing grief have the support of peers who understand what it means to lose a loved one. Support groups for children and adults are available on an ongoing basis, as are individualized grief programs.2 Individuals who struggle with depression can join the Depression Support Group at Central Kansas Health Center. The group is offered free of charge to anyone interested in sharing their feelings, experiences, and struggles with peers who have faced the same obstacles.3 More detailed information about these programs is available by calling the Hospice of Salina at 785-825-1717 or the Central Kansas Health Center at 785-823-6322.

Individuals who have exhibited a lack of control over their anger can learn to control their emotions at the Central Kansas Foundation. The foundation offers an eight-week anger management program that helps people identify their anger triggers, develop effective coping skills, and engage in appropriate levels of self-control. By the program's end, participants can utilize these skills to prevent their thoughts and feelings from resulting in violence. For information about this class, call 785-825-6224.4

Current Initiatives

Childcare Aware of Kansas engages in various initiatives to improve the quality of services for families and raise awareness about important issues related to childhood mental health. Their advocacy initiative seeks to increase funding for child healthcare services, as well as after-school programs that facilitate social and emotional growth. Initiatives to get children involved in recreational and physical activities have also been undertaken in order to improve physical functioning. Educational programs address literacy and other skills required for success in school. Additional details about these initiatives is available by calling 785-823-3343.5


References

1. Stiefel Theatre. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.stiefeltheatre.org/
2. Hospice of Salina. (2017). Bereavement and Grief. Retrieved from http://www.hospiceofsalina.org/bereavement.shtml
3. Central Kansas Mental Health Center. (2017). Events. Retrieved from http://www.ckmhc.org/events.php
4. Central Kansas Foundation. (2017). Anger Management Classes. Retrieved from http://www.c-k-f.org/#!prevention--education/cqtd
5. Childcare Aware of Kansas. (2017). Initiatives and Collaborations. Retrieved from http://www.ks.childcareaware.org/community_initiatives.html

Salina is located in Saline County, Kansas. It has a land area of 25.33 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Salina is 47,813 people with 19,351 households and a median annual income of $44,710. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Salina is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Salina 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.