The Center for Counseling and Consultation serves Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford counties. There are consumers in each of the counties that are a unique population. They are those who are mentally ill. I know how they feel, because I am also mentally ill.
Sometimes most of the consumers live a life that you cannot tell that we are ill. But at other times, the mental illness shows its face and it is reality.
There is an organization here in Kansas called NAMI Kansas. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the largest grass-roots organization to deal with mental illness in America.
There is a NAMI group here in Great Bend which meets at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the Thelma Harms Room in the basement.
Nancy A. Soeken