"The parent support we received at Bert Nash was helpful. It made us realize, oh, we’re not the worst parents in the world," Kathy Brown said.

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Parents become advocates for mental health awareness

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. It used to be, ...

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Beyond ‘baby blues’

Many new moms suffer severe depression and anxiety, but there’s help

Anjali Kansal-Rill sits on the living room floor of her Lawrence home and plays with her 8-month-old daughter, Amara. “I feel good. We have fun together,” Kansal-Rill said, with a smile. Seven months earlier, that wasn’t the case. Kansal-Rill was depressed and thinking about suicide.

“I was lucky enough to have people around me, supporting me, encouraging me to get help, and I had the resources to do that, but not everybody does," LaRisa Chambers said. "So, it’s extremely important to me to bring awareness of Bert Nash and the services it provides."

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Bert Nash Center is near and dear to her heart, and mind

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. LaRisa Chambers understands the ...

“I always tell people that hope is there, that it has always been there. It’s a matter of fighting for your mental and brain health.”

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Man who survived jumping off Golden Gate Bridge bringing message of hope to Lawrence

Kevin Hines spends 300 days a year on the road, sharing his story around the world. His motivation is simple. “It’s seeing the positive reactions ...

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What do you know about strokes?

Fast action key to reducing level of potential disability

With more than 795,000 strokes occurring every year in the United States, it is important to understand how to prevent strokes and how to react if one occurs.

Kansas couple starts group for those with Lyme disease

For almost five years, Nikki DiSalvo only knew she was sick. Suffering from seemingly unrelated symptoms ranging from fatigue, visual disturbances and digestive issues to cardiovascular and neurological issues, DiSalvo received an equally broad range of diagnoses.

Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law

Numerous additional doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri’s underserved areas as a result of a planned expansion of a first-in-the-nation law aimed at addressing a pervasive doctor shortage.

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Join the National Bike Month activities

Happy National Bike Month! A number of activities are planned to celebrate the month. Represent Douglas County in the National Bike Challenge! The Challenge is ...


“I’ve always believed there was hope,” Lisa Doffing said. “But now, with the help from Bert Nash, I really truly know I have a solid future."

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Client's journey punctuated by perseverance and determination

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. Suicide is something Lisa ...

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Running Injuries - What You Need To Know

Injuries are a common but often avoidable side effect of running. Some of the most common injuries seen include runner’s knee, shin splints, IT band ...

Danny Henderson is grateful for a second chance. "It's a beautiful life," he said. "I'm improving every day."

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'I changed, and I owe it all to Bert Nash'

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. Eleven years ago, Danny ...

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A lifetime of caring: Longtime nurses reflect on rewards of their calling

There wasn’t any hesitation. Not if two little girls — one in south-central Wisconsin, one in eastern Kansas — were asked the question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Research: Keeping secrets is harmful to your health

Although many people successfully conceal their secrets, new research from Columbia Business School reveals that there are harmful personal effects just from thinking about secrets.

Brad Burnside said being on the Bert Nash board helped him understand that everyone can benefit from "some professional insight into even the most everyday situations and interactions.”

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Community leader says people shouldn't be afraid to seek help when it's needed

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. Brad Burnside considers himself ...

Maggie Crowder with her Bert Nash therapist, Tanner Edwards.

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'If there's healing out there to be found out, she will find it'

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. For Maggie Crowder, forgetting ...

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A barber's advice: Check out your legs

After 41 years cutting hair, Jon Amyx is as much a philosopher as a barber.

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WorkWell Lawrence Symposium set for May 3

The seventh annual WorkWell Lawrence Symposium will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 3, at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, ...

The Mental Health First Aid training Doug Stephens received gave him the knowledge and confidence to act.

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'Mental Health First Aid makes a big impact. It saves lives.'

Note: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center will observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May with stories of hope and recovery. Just like CPR training ...

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Why do my feet hurt?

Thank you to everyone who attended the event at TherapyWorks last week and a big thank you to Dr. Waterman from OrthoKansas for presenting! There ...

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Spring LiveWell event set for April 20

LiveWell Lawrence will host a spring program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, ...

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Swelling may be cause for concern

This month’s Senior Seminar program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital will focus on edema in older adults.

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Ban on trans fat linked with fewer heart attacks and strokes

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests.

"I feel very fortunate to be joining such a highly respected organization," said new Bert Nash Center CEO Patrick Schmitz.

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Community partners, search committee members: New CEO obvious choice to carry on Bert Nash Center tradition

Patrick Schmitz knows he is joining some select company. Schmitz, 51, will become just the third CEO of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center ...

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Join the National Bike Challenge!

You can represent Douglas County in the National Bike Challenge! The Challenge is a logging center for you to record the miles you ride while ...

Forum to focus on end of life

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Lawrence Public Library, on April 17, will host a 90-minute discussion on a topic that most people would rather not talk about: how they prefer to die.

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Designing parks for older adults

As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment due to dementia, including Alzheimer-type dementia.

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Parkinson's disease: Know the symptoms and get the facts

Its cause is unknown; there is no specific test to diagnose it; and there is no cure. Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement, impacts about 1 million people who are currently living with the condition in the United States.

“I can’t come up with the words to describe how flattered I am. And, frankly, how undeserving. I look at the list of previous winners, and these are folks I have admired for so many years.” — Bill Beedles

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Longtime KU business school professor to receive Bert Nash Pioneer Award

When his friend and mentor Maurice Joy asked him to join the Bert Nash Investment Committee in 1996, Bill Beedles didn’t hesitate to serve. “There ...

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Tobacco-free coalition launches on Baker University’s campus

A tobacco-free coalition has launched on Baker University’s campus. The #BTIDtobaccofree campus initiative is committed to creating a healthy and sustainable tobacco-free environment for all ...

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Health Champions celebrated: County to recognize residents who enriched community

This year’s Douglas County Health Champions Evan Jorn and Adam and Rachel Rolf enjoy helping residents of all ages and abilities be active.