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Contact: Melissa Riley, Chief Human Resources Officer
Phone: 316-634-8817


For Immediate Release


Heartspring announces new organizational trauma-informed care program

Nationally, one in four people is impacted by mental health issues with two-thirds never seeking services. As an organization, Heartspring hopes to remove the stigma and barriers to seeking mental health services in order to create hope for a better life for clients and employees.

Heartspring has a strong commitment to trauma-informed care programming for our clients and students, and we are now extending that to how we approach our workplace with an in-house organizational trauma-informed care program.

“Through waived co-pays for outpatient mental health services and the implementation of Organizational Trauma-Informed Care Specialist, Deneen Dryden, we hope to create a safe trauma-informed environment for our clients as well as our staff,” says Melissa Riley, Heartspring’s chief human resources officer.

Dryden is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with a National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification with 20 years of experience leading a residential facility focused on helping people through crisis and trauma. At Heartspring, she will lead efforts to implement a trauma-informed culture through debriefing employees after critical events, developing peer support programs, and assisting employees to find resources with addressing their personal trauma.


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