CADCA Youth 2021

By: Zach Armstrong

Mirror’s STAND youth peer leaders had the opportunity to attend CADCA’s annual Mid-Year Institute this week, virtually. Joining youth across the nation in learning about prevention work. Youth are an essential part of the coalition building process. They bring critical insight to what they are facing each day in their communities. During the training youth … Continued

Successful Start in Kansas with Youth Universal Mental Health Screening and Coping Strategies

By: Zach Armstrong

May is Mental Health Awareness month and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disabilities Services (KDADS), mdlogix client, is diligently working with schools to improve the mental health of children and adolescents. The Kansas Behavioral Health Integration into Schools (BHIS) program uses bhworks, a comprehensive, secure, validated, end-to-end software platform powered by mdlogix, to support … Continued

Mirror Board Names New President

By: Zach Armstrong

The Mirror Board of Directors today unanimously approved the appointment of Heath Bechler as the new president of Mirror, Inc. Bechler will replace Barth Hague as Chief Executive Officer as Hague transitions to retirement this summer. With more than 25 years’ experience in the substance abuse treatment field, Mr. Bechler got his start at Mirror … Continued

Martens named Vice President of Prevention Services

By: Bryan Masters

Barth Hague, President and CEO of Mirror, a Kansas behavioral health organization, today announced the appointment of Des Martens as Vice President of Prevention Services, effective immediately. Martens first joined Mirror in 2004 and has served as Director of Prevention Services for the past several years. Her early experience as a registered nurse ignited a … Continued

Mirror receives Kansas Health Foundation grant

By: Bryan Masters

The Kansas Health Foundation recently named Mirror among the recipients for the 2020 Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) Initiative. The ICG Initiative provides one-year grants of up to $25,000 for nonprofits mission-aligned with KHF, focused on COVID-19 response and recovery. There were 91 grants awarded to nonprofit, faith-based and government organizations, totaling more than $2 … Continued

Women’s Community Foundation Grant Supports Newton High’s Sources of Strength

By: Bryan Masters

Newton, KS – Mirror is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Women’s Community Foundation affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for Sources of Strength at Newton High School. Sources of Strength is a nationally-recognized, evidence-based program designed to help prevent suicide, bullying, … Continued

Mirror director receives Kansas Prevention Community Leader Award

By: Bryan Masters

Three Newton area drug prevention leaders were honored Sept. 19, 2018, at the Kansas Prevention Conference in Topeka, Kans. (L-R) Pam Stevens, executive director of the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, received the Kansas Partner in Prevention Award for her work in moving her community toward forming a drug-free youth coalition. Eli Redington, a youth … Continued

Drug Free Communities awards grant to reduce Harvey County youth drug use

By: Bryan Masters

The Healthy Harvey Drug Free Community Coalition has been awarded a grant from the federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support program. The grant totals $125,000 per year, renewable over a five year period. It will support the local coalition’s efforts to create and sustain reduction in youth substance use. Mirror serves as the administrative agency … Continued

Mirror Appoints Marcy Johnson as Vice President of Treatment Services

By: Bryan Masters

Marcy Johnson has joined Mirror as its new vice president of treatment services. In that role, Marcy oversees Mirror’s addiction programs and services throughout Kansas, including four residential centers and 11 outpatient programs. Marcy has strong background in health care and behavioral health management. Most recently she served as CEO and administrator for DaVita in … Continued

Carlos Wriedt joins Mirror as Vice President of Finance

By: Bryan Masters

Mirror, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos Wriedt as its new Vice President of Finance. Mr. Wriedt has a background in both financial management and counseling. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Most recently he has managed the financial and human resource functions for the Substance Abuse … Continued

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