Johnson County approves $1.9M in grants to expand mental health services — here’s how the money will be used

The grant money approved this month by the county commission will go towards hiring at least 14 full time staff positions for various mental health care and service needs throughout the county. Among other things, the grants will pay for an on-campus clinician at Johnson County Community College to help students with mental health challenges. File image.

Mental health services in Johnson County got a big boost from grant money recently, making it possible for county commissioners to add more than 14 full time equivalent positions in a variety of capacities.

County commissioners voted last week to accept more than $1.9 million in federal, state and local grant money to authorize adding jobs to such services as: