Welcome from Executive Director

Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc. is a not-for-profit community mental health center providing a full continuum of care and access to services across Cherokee County, Kansas, through two office outpatient locations and a Wellness Center. SRMHW has a long and successful history of community mental health care and substance abuse service delivery to Southeast Kansas. Driven by a commitment to serving unmet behavioral healthcare needs of the area, SRMHW has collaborated with both public and private organizations to find effective solutions to ‘fill the gaps” that exist in this rural, southeastern part of the state. SRMHW has provided services since 1981; initially as Cherokee County Mental Health Center and then in 1987 as Family Life Center and as of January 2011 as Spring River Mental Health and Wellness. We currently provide services to over 2000 county residents every year and serve approximately 1000 residents of surrounding counties through programs administered for the 11th Judicial District.

SRMHW remains committed to its mission to enhance, promote and provide quality, behavioral healthcare and wellness services to individuals and families of Cherokee County.  We are also committed to partnering with other agencies to assist them in meeting their goals for those they serve.


We have over 95 employees to assist you…we believe in what we do and it shows…in our history, in our programs and most importantly in the families and individual consumers we help with their mental health treatment and recovery process as well as with those who are improving their physical health and wellness by participating in our fitness services through the Spring River Wellness Center.


Scott Jackson, MA, LCP