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Where we’re coming from

Mirror was founded in 1972 on the belief that people can and do change. Including you.

We’re a not-for-profit, private corporation providing behavioral healthcare, prevention and wellness, and correctional re-entry services. As a major provider in Kansas, we offer a comprehensive continuum of services and programs for people looking for help.

Our mission is to make a difference for more people, families and communities through comprehensive, integrated health and wellness approaches. We’re committed to empowering people to be the best version of themselves and promoting safe, healthy people in strong communities.
 

Addiction, in clinical terms

At Mirror, we define addiction as a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is also characterized by a high potential for relapse.

Because of the structural changes that occur in the brain and affect functioning, addiction is considered a disease. These changes can be long lasting and lead to harmful behaviors. If left untreated, consequences of addiction can last a lifetime and can result in death due to the effects of use on other organ systems within the body.

Just like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be successfully managed. Mirror’s approach is designed to help you succeed in counteracting addiction’s powerful, disruptive effects on the brain and behavior – and help you regain control of your life. To accomplish that, services are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each individual. Emphasis is placed on using cognitive, behavioral and other research-based approaches.

MIRROR IS A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN SEE. AND FEEL. AND LIVE.

At Mirror, we believe in two essential truths that influence our approach.

We’ve faced our truth.
More than four decades of helping people with addictions has driven home one cold, brutally real fact: You cannot force someone to change. You can force compliance, but change comes from within. Compliance may be easier to achieve than change, but it doesn’t last.

Now, face up to yours.
One other fact we’re absolutely sure of is that you are capable of change. No matter how tight a hold addiction has on you. You may not believe it yet, but if you’re here, reading this, we’re convinced we can help you face the truth of your life, and to move forward.

The same is true if someone you love or are caring for is struggling with addiction. Mirror offers change-based help that can change everything.
 

YOU’RE NOT ALONE. BUT YOU ARE UNIQUE.

Everyone is different, so we tailor a program to meet the multiple needs of each individual in order to maximize the chances of success. We look at every obstacle that could stand between the person and their freedom from addiction – including legal situations, medical realities, transportation needs, childcare, and more.

Mirror works to give the people the tools, the understanding, and the power to make positive choices through a cognitive-based approach.

 

 

 

Experience & Growth

3,471

individuals served in 2015

18

locations across Kansas

180

staff ready to serve

44

years serving Kansas

Who We Are

Young Woman Discussing Problems With Counselor

Where we’re coming from

Mirror was founded in 1972 on the belief that people can and do change. Including you. We’re a not-for-profit, private corporation providing behavioral healthcare, prevention and wellness, and correctional re-entry services. As a major provider in Kansas, we offer a comprehensive continuum of services and programs for people looking for help. Our mission is to make a difference for more people, families and communities through comprehensive, integrated health and wellness approaches. We’re committed to empowering people to be the best version of themselves and promoting safe, healthy people in strong communities.  

Addiction, in clinical terms

At Mirror, we define addiction as a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is also characterized by a high potential for relapse. Because of the structural changes that occur in the brain and affect functioning, addiction is considered a disease. These changes can be long lasting and lead to harmful behaviors. If left untreated, consequences of addiction can last a lifetime and can result in death due to the effects of use on other organ systems within the body. Just like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be successfully managed. Mirror’s approach is designed to help you succeed in counteracting addiction’s powerful, disruptive effects on the brain and behavior – and help you regain control of your life. To accomplish that, services are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each individual. Emphasis is placed on using cognitive, behavioral and other research-based approaches.

MIRROR IS A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN SEE. AND FEEL. AND LIVE.

At Mirror, we believe in two essential truths that influence our approach. We’ve faced our truth. More than four decades of helping people with addictions has driven home one cold, brutally real fact: You cannot force someone to change. You can force compliance, but change comes from within. Compliance may be easier to achieve than change, but it doesn’t last. Now, face up to yours. One other fact we’re absolutely sure of is that you are capable of change. No matter how tight a hold addiction has on you. You may not believe it yet, but if you’re here, reading this, we’re convinced we can help you face the truth of your life, and to move forward. The same is true if someone you love or are caring for is struggling with addiction. Mirror offers change-based help that can change everything.  

YOU’RE NOT ALONE. BUT YOU ARE UNIQUE.

Everyone is different, so we tailor a program to meet the multiple needs of each individual in order to maximize the chances of success. We look at every obstacle that could stand between the person and their freedom from addiction – including legal situations, medical realities, transportation needs, childcare, and more. Mirror works to give the people the tools, the understanding, and the power to make positive choices through a cognitive-based approach.      

Jointly-funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking & Health and Divison of Cancer Prevention and Control, the National Council for Behavioral Health established the National Behavioral Health Network's Tobacco & Cancer Control Community of Practice to support organizations that provide direct services in enhancing their tobacco and cancer control practices for people with mental illness and addictions. We are pleased to announce Mirror Inc is 1 of the 10 organizations that the National Council selected to participate in its new community of practice.

Who We Are

Where we’re coming from

Mirror was founded in 1972 on the belief that people can and do change. Including you. We’re a not-for-profit, private corporation providing behavioral healthcare, prevention and wellness, and correctional re-entry services. As a major provider in Kansas, we offer a comprehensive continuum of services and programs for people looking for help. Our mission is to make a difference for more people, families and communities through comprehensive, integrated health and wellness approaches. We’re committed to empowering people to be the best version of themselves and promoting safe, healthy people in strong communities.  

Addiction, in clinical terms

At Mirror, we define addiction as a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is also characterized by a high potential for relapse. Because of the structural changes that occur in the brain and affect functioning, addiction is considered a disease. These changes can be long lasting and lead to harmful behaviors. If left untreated, consequences of addiction can last a lifetime and can result in death due to the effects of use on other organ systems within the body. Just like many other chronic diseases, addiction can be successfully managed. Mirror’s approach is designed to help you succeed in counteracting addiction’s powerful, disruptive effects on the brain and behavior – and help you regain control of your life. To accomplish that, services are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each individual. Emphasis is placed on using cognitive, behavioral and other research-based approaches.

MIRROR IS A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN SEE. AND FEEL. AND LIVE.

At Mirror, we believe in two essential truths that influence our approach. We’ve faced our truth. More than four decades of helping people with addictions has driven home one cold, brutally real fact: You cannot force someone to change. You can force compliance, but change comes from within. Compliance may be easier to achieve than change, but it doesn’t last. Now, face up to yours. One other fact we’re absolutely sure of is that you are capable of change. No matter how tight a hold addiction has on you. You may not believe it yet, but if you’re here, reading this, we’re convinced we can help you face the truth of your life, and to move forward. The same is true if someone you love or are caring for is struggling with addiction. Mirror offers change-based help that can change everything.  

YOU’RE NOT ALONE. BUT YOU ARE UNIQUE.

Everyone is different, so we tailor a program to meet the multiple needs of each individual in order to maximize the chances of success. We look at every obstacle that could stand between the person and their freedom from addiction – including legal situations, medical realities, transportation needs, childcare, and more. Mirror works to give the people the tools, the understanding, and the power to make positive choices through a cognitive-based approach.      

Contact Us

Phone: 316-283-6743
Email: info@mirrorinc.org
Fax: 316-283-6830

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Administrative offices:
130 E. Fifth Street, Newton, KS 67114

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Success Stories

A senior moment

A senior citizen in our Social Detox program said he wanted to leave and go back to his apartment across the street. We convinced him to stay for at least Intermediate care so we could try to help with the addiction to alcohol.

The extra effort

A young lady came to Mirror Residential in Newton. She is a type II diabetic and she did not have insurance or medications. Her medications are expensive and Mirror was not able to pay for them for her. We had contacted Health Ministries to see if they could help and they did not have any appointments until the next week.

Jack

Jack came in for his intake session still shaking and trembling from withdrawal from alcohol. He was barely able to sign his name and was tearful as he told his story. He told of how he had been sober for 4 years but had relapsed 2 years ago and was unable to stop drinking on his own. He had lost his job, home and his family and was on the verge of drinking himself to death.

Community Involvment

Mirror is very active in places like Sedgwick, Kingman, Harvey, Wyandotte and Johnson counties, providing various treatment and prevention progr...

Over the years, Mirror has helped communities like Hutchinson develop successful coalitions that can find solutions to the epidemic of drug use ...

Mirror is active in helping several communities combat substance abuse among youth populations. Our innovative Youth As Resources program provid...

Latest News

CADCA Youth 2021

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. T...

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 Integr...

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...

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 Dir...

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 res...

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....

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 h...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Méxi...

Mirror CEO Barth Hague has announced the appointment of Dr. Don Denney to the position of Vice President of Community Integration. In this role, Dr. Denney oversees Mirror’s residential re-entry programs, the Work for Success program in Topeka and seve...

Mirror is pleased to announce that it has acquired the former Professional Treatment Services outpatient clinic in Lawrence. The deal was finalized on Feb. 8 after the State of Kansas provided Mirror with a license to operate the new program The team o...

Mirror, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald L. Denney, Ph.D. to the position of Senior Advisor for Correctional Services. Dr. Denney has a background in drug abuse treatment in addition to a career in federal corrections. Dr. Denney hold...

Saturday, July 22, members of Mirror's Youth as Resources program attended the Points on Light "Ready Set Go" leadership training at the Meridian Center in Newton. The training, which focused on educating and inspiring youth to design and carry out servic...

Mirror Inc. has expanded its Topeka operations with the purchase of the building at 1401 SW Topeka Boulevard. Mirror will use the new site to relocate the outpatient services arm of its existing Topeka campus. Two more staffers will also be hired. CEO B...

As a leader in the delivery of addiction treatment, Mirror provides a variety of treatment programs, but many people don't know about our services for women with children. Many women forego treatment for themselves because they have no options for chil...

Mirror Helps Dads Succeed

July 2016, the Kansas Department for Children and Families awarded Mirror Inc. a grant to provide a fatherhood initiative program in Topeka. It’s an innovative approach to working with noncustodial dads who owe child support. It was part of a statew...

Youth as Resources Growing

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) recently highlighted Harvey County’s Youth As Resources (YAR) program on its website. CADCA’s doing so has brought some positive attention to the program. Prevention coordinator for Mirror, Inc. Des...

Mirror, Inc. supports the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) law mandating that each agency adopt a “Zero Tolerance” policy for all forms of offender sexual abuse and harassment. Prevention of o...

On April 29th, the Youth as Resources Board participated in the national YMCA Healthy Kids Day initiative. Healthy Kids Day was designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Parents and kids that attended the event participa...

On April 26th, Peabody High School's newly formed Youth as Resources program (YAR) sponsored a Family Fun Night for all middle school students and their parents.  YAR members Chance Elliott, Paige Murray,  Kallie Hutchison, Precious Kerr, Br...

Posters with a Purpose

Local Hesston High School graphic design students created a total of 12 drug and alcohol prevention posters to increase awareness to the effects of substan...

On February 22nd, Burrton's Youth as Resources invited all middle school and high school students to their first "Live Above the Influence Event".  YAR members Lexi Lane and Kyler Matlock kicked off the assembly by “breaking the chains of addiction”,...

Any high school youth who is a resident (or attends a school within) Harvey County can now apply to become a member of their local Youth as Resources program. Youth that are involved with the program gain:

  • Power to effect personal change

Teens makes a Difference

On December 10th, the Mayor's Youth Council hosted their annual Youth leaders Across Wichita (YLAW) event. This year for the event, the MYC Youth Affairs and Public Service committee voted that the group partner with the Salvation Army to sort toys and gi...

Santa's Helpers

On December 8th, the Wichita Mayor's Youth Council volunteered at the annual Night with Santa event at Century II and served as helpers at the Letters to Santa station. Over 150 letters were written to Santa by children attending the event. MYC volunteers...

Over 100 Wichita area youth attended the Mayor's Youth Council's bi-annual Junior Jumpstart Youth Summit. The opening session challenged participants to identify their Natural High and provided the opportunity to hear from guest speakers David and Lynn ...

On December 3rd, J.A.G (Jobs for American Graduates) a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk, hosted a Christmas Party for Trinity Heights Respite Care. Respite Care serves fa...

St. Mary's Catholic Youth Fellowship received a mini-grant from Mirror's Youth as Resources (YAR) to create and distribute "Just for you" gift backpacks for children that enter the Harvey County Homeless Shelter. They designed, purchased and put together ...

This Saturday, Mirror and the YMCA hosted the first annual Harvey County Youth as Resources (YAR) summit. During the summit, Mirror's YAR leaders participated in a fun day filled with leadership and bonding activities. 

Mirror administrator retires

  Doug Johnson, a veteran addictions counselor and administrator in Kansas, has retired from Mirror after 24 years of service. He was honored at a retirement party in Shawnee, Kans., on Nov. 9, 2016. Johnson began his counseling career at St. J...

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MYC Raises Money for Homeless

MYC sold Boba Tea to fundraise for the homeless at the 36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival.  The Mayor's Youth Council's Youth Affairs Committee was in charge of the initiative and raised over $400 that they will use to create care packages for Wichita'...

Youth as Resource members spread the message of Red Ribbon Week to their communities during the week of October 23-31. Each YAR group decorated their town with Red Ribbons to raise awareness and to remind the community to live drug free. YAR members a...

YAR visits State Capital

Mirror's Youth as Resources members traveled to our state Capital to attend the Kansas Youth Empowerment Conference hosted by Kansas Family Partnership this month. At the conference, YAR board members attended break-out sessions where they gained valuabl...

On October 24th, the Wichita Mayor's Youth Council public school students were recognized at the USD 259 School Board Meeting for all the work they do in the community.  Mayor Paulina Castaneda shared about the council ...

YAR Members Commemorate 9/11

This month, Youth as Resources (YAR) members gathered to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 and to rekindle a spirit of unity and compassion in the Harvey County community. On September 11th weekend, 11 youth and a few adult sponsors arrived at the Ha...

Blooming with Halstead Pride

When Halstead Clover Leaf 4H club presented a grant request at our May Harvey County YAR Board meeting, their desire was to make Main Street more welcoming in time for Memorial Day weekend. The Halstead Clover Leaf 4H club presented a grant request at ...

KANZA Mental Health and Guidance Center and Mirror, Inc. were recognized at the Doniphan County Annual Business Appreciation Breakfast on June 23rd. They received recognition for business expansion/capital improvement by adding services through...

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