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Garden City DBSA Southwest Kansas 2210 Menke, #1 67846 Don Lobmeyer, 316/276-2198 (h)
or 316/276-6784 (o)
Fax: 316/276-0901
Kansas City KC DBSA Southside 2226 S. 29th St. 66106 Janet Northcott, 913/384-0782
Milford Flint Hills DMDSG 2919 Northwood Dr. 66514 Jim Walker, 785/239-2278
or John Jagger, 785/776-8399
Topeka DBSA Topeka PO Box 4335 66604 Bryce Miller, 785/272-1360
Nancy Rion, 785/272-1048
Fax: 785/272-1360
Wichita DBSA Wichita 803 N. Sheridan 67203 Karen Lee Jones, 316/945-5847
Pat, 316/721-3880
Fax: 316/683-9271

DBSA Chapters/Support Groups

DBSA Abilene
Contact 1: Michael Prescher
Phone: (785) 479-1828
Contact 2: Kathy Prescher
Additional Phone: (785) 263-1588

Great Bend
DBSA Great Bend
Contact 1: Ann Lindquist
Phone: (620) 792-5469
Contact 2: Lori Weller
Additional Phone: (620) 792-5407

DBSA Douglas County
Contact 1: Charlie Ross
Phone: (785) 843-0714

DBSA Flint Hills
Contact 1: Tess Brown
Phone: (785) 564-1087
Contact 2: Ann Foster
Additional Phone: (785) 776-1332
Fax: (785) 532-6236

DBSA Meriden
Contact 1: Scott Hannon
Phone: (785) 484-2224
Contact 2: Betty Stiles
Additional Phone: (785) 484-2566

DBSA Franklin Coutny
Contact 1: David L. Wells
Phone: (785) 242-1380

DBSA Miami County
Contact 1: Steven Raub
Phone: (913) 783-4493
Contact 2: Carla Parr
Additional Phone: (913) 755-4379
Fax: (913) 783-4723

DBSA Parsons
Contact 1: Jean McCandless
Phone: (620) 421-8415
Contact 2: Karen Murphy
Additional Phone: (620) 423-3816

DBSA Overland Park
Contact 1: Jim Hisel
Phone: (913) 268-8066
Contact 2: Tony Terwelp
Additional Phone: (816) 942-5802
Fax: (816) 942-5802

DBSA Topeka
Contact 1: Bryce Miller
Phone: (785) 272-1360
Contact 2: Louise Austin
Additional Phone: (785) 357-8449
Fax: (785) 272-1360

DBSA Topeka Mood Swingers
Contact 1: Angela Hartness
Phone: (785) 271-5895

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) has a website at: that provides information to support families with children with bipolar. Fact sheets, newsletters, chat rooms, physician locators, and a support group directory for each state are also provided on this site. helps people find others who share their interest or cause (like bipolar disorder), get involved on-line and locally, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. You may view a list of cities and states where meetings occur on their website (at

If you have questions regarding bipolar disorder or are having trouble finding a support group in your area, you can contact the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for publications or other help at the NIMH Information Center at 1-866-615-6464 or at

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all.phpects of mental health and mental illness. NMHA has more than 340 affiliates nationwide. To find help and/or a support group in your community, contact NMHA by internet at: or by phone at: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).

UNITED WAY (Information and Referral): Dial 211 for information about support groups and services in Kansas.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has a state organization in all 50 states as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Your State NAMI
State: Kansas
State Affiliate: NAMI Kansas
Address: 112 SW 6th Ave, Suite 505
PO Box 675
Topeka, KS 66601-0675
Primary Phone: (785)233-0755
Alternate Phone: (800)539-2660
Fax: (785)233-4804
Email Address:
President: Gerry Lichti
Executive Director: Richard Cagan

Or: 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255)

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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