LiveConnected KS is a service of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kansas has nearly 194,000 veterans, or 9% of the total population, and thousands more serving in the Kansas National Guard, Reserves and on Active Duty. LiveConnected KS was developed as part of the strategy recommended by the Kansas team participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.
Ongoing support of LiveConnected KS is provided by the SMVF Subcommittee of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council. The SMVF subcommittee works towards a vision of an expanded and identifiable network of service providers and community supports to adequately meet the behavioral health care needs of veterans, services members, and their families as well as ongoing engagement of SMVF in eliminating barriers to treatment in creating flexible treatment and recovery options.