About the Metro Council

The Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers represents the public mental health system, otherwise known as Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC), in the Kansas City area.


Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)

There are nine, independently run CMHCs in the metro area that serve as the entry/exit point for services for both children and adults. Each CMHC is responsible for addressing the needs of residents in a specific geographic area. These mental health centers work together to form a primary mental health service safety net system, with a joint mission of providing quality mental health services to low-income individuals and families.

Mental Health is for Everybody!

Patients at CMHCs receive treatment from well-trained staff, including licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Each center is specially licensed and/or accredited, most commonly by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Joint Commission or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

The Kansas City area CMHCs annually serve over 62,000 people with mental health disorders. Services are offered for all ages and diagnoses, including depression, childhood disorders, substance use disorders, schizophrenia and anxiety.


Mental Health Resources

Mental Health

Coping Tips


First Aide

Annual Mental Health Conference

Mental Health KC Conference

Mental Health KC 2020 CANCELLED


As concerns about the Coronavirus grow, the Metro Council has made the decision to cancel Mental Health KC 2020.

While the conference is something that we look forward to every year, we are more concerned with the wellness of our attendees and supporters. We are in communication with our speakers, sponsors and partners to create an event for 2021 and will be providing that information as soon as possible.

For those already registered for the conference, a refund will be issued soon. This will be issued directly from PayPal to the payment form that you used at registration. We ask for patience while we process these transactions.

We will continue to work within the community to share education and best practices about wellness and mental health.

Stay safe and stay well,
Metro Council


Email Jamie Katz or Email Abigail Gorham .

Community Mental Health Centers

The Metro Council includes these Community Mental Health Centers:

Comprehensive Mental Health
Johnson County Mental Health
Swope Health Services
Tri-County Mental Health
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health
Wyandot Center
Mental Health America of the Heartland