Friends University Center on Family Living offers free telemental health services to the Kansas community

Friends University Center on Family Living (CFL) is pleased to serve the Kansas community with free telemental health services for May and June. The highly ranked and award-winning, marriage and family therapy program strives to help individuals discover a positive change amid personal and relationship struggles.

The month of May is dedicated to Mental Health Awareness. The objective is to raise awareness and educate others on mental health illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Millions of people live with mental illness and suffer silently. Raising awareness is the key to understanding how people can receive help, erase any stigmas that may be associated with mental illness and help those with the illness to know they are not alone.

“The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of our lives drastically in recent weeks,” said Bethany Gray, Friends University Center on Family Living clinic manager. “The fears, health concerns, job losses and the uncertainty of what is to come has increased the level of anxiety for many individuals which can be a trigger for those who suffer with mental illnesses. We have seen an increase in the need for mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic and this is an opportunity for our staff and students to serve others and be a source of hope, comfort and healing during these stressful times.”

Friends University CFL provides individual, couple and family therapy sessions. During May and June, these telemental sessions will be free of charge to persons residing in the state of Kansas. Therapeutic services include but are not limited to work and school stress, life transitions, anxiety and depression, grief and loss issues, and relationship adjustments.

To schedule a free appointment, contact the CFL office at or call 316-295-5638. Due to COVID-19, all appointments are being offered through telemental sessions. The CFL is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate or refuse services to anyone on the basis of their socioeconomic status, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. The CFL respects the rights of clients and safeguards client confidence as permitted by law.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.