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Bill WalkerWe hope that as you read and search our site, you will gain more than "facts and figures". We hope that you will see that KCMH is a high quality county mental health department. We utilize many well-respected evidence-based approaches, and are constantly working to improve our ability to serve people of multiple cultures or having complex problems. However what we really hope comes through on our website is that we believe that individuals with mental illnesses or addictions can recover and rejoin us as members of a thriving community. To be a successful department, we always start with hope. Whether you are an individual looking for help, a family member seeking understanding for a loved one, or even a professional looking for a place to work, we are glad you started here. There is recovery and hope available, and we invite you to join us on that journey.
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Bill Walker, LMFT

Mission
Working together to achieve hope, healing, and a meaningful life in the community.


Vision
People with mental illness and addictions recover to achieve their hopes and dreams, enjoy opportunities to learn, work and contribute to their community.

Values
Hope, Healing, Community, Authority

We honor the potential in everyone
We value the whole person - mind,  body and spirit
We focus on the person, not the illness
We embrace diversity
We acknowledge that relapse is not a personal failure
We recognize authority over our lives empowers us to make choices, solve problems and plan for the future




What's New Image
10/03/14
Psychology Internship Program Brochure - 2015/2016 Academic Year

01/06/15
Suicide Prevention Newsletter

01/05/15
Laura's Law News

12/23/14
Signs and Symptoms

12/22/14
Community Resources

12/22/14
CFLC January 2015 Calendar

12/04/14
How to Keep Your MediCal

11/07/14
CFLC November 2014 Calendar

11/07/14
CCS TLC Tehachapi November 2014

11/07/14
CCS HOPE Center November 2014

10/07/14
CCS TLC Tehachapi October Calendar

10/02/14
CFLC October 2014 Calendar

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What's Happening
Laura’s Law
KCMH is currently developing an implementation plan related to Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), also known as ‘Laura’s Law.’  The department would appreciate public review, comment and recommendations related to the attached draft.  After reviewing the draft, please feel free to send any questions or recommendations to Carolyn Tilton, Administrative Coordinator at ctilton@co.kern.ca.us .



Request For Applications (RFA)
AB 109 Related Services

Response Cover Page - Fill In Form
AB 109 RFA Addendum


Psychology Internship Brochure 2014/2015

Local Collaboratives
McFarland - 2nd Tuesday of the month> at 3:00 pm, Family Resource Center

Shafter
- 3rd Wednesday of the month,
 Family Resource Center

Wasco
- 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:15am,
  Education Resource Center

Substance Abuse
 Narcotics Anonymous - Thursdays at noon, 3715  Columbus, 868-7150
 Alcoholics Anonymous - Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, 3715  Columbus, 868-7150


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