Ide Promoted to Director of Access Services at Prairie View

December 13, 2021

NEWTON, Kan. (December 13, 2021) – Prairie View announces the promotion of Brent Ide, LSCSW, to Director of Access Services. He most recently served as lead crisis clinician in the Access Services Department.

As director, Ide will provide clinical supervision to crisis clinicians, conduct mental health reform screens, administer admission assessments, meet with individuals for same-day therapy services, and speak to those who call Prairie View’s mental health crisis hotline (800-362-0180).

“I am excited for this opportunity to lead the crisis/access department,” says Ide.

The transition to this new role came very naturally for Ide, says Patrick Flaming, vice president of access services.

“Brent’s experience at Prairie View, specifically in the crisis department, makes him the perfect fit for this position,” says Flaming. “His advocacy for those we serve in Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties is impressive, and he always places the patient’s safety and wellbeing above all else.”

In the last year, the Access Services department has evolved and added new ways in which it serves the organization, including:

  • Coordinating admissions to the Prairie View inpatient psychiatric hospital and the Partial Hospital program during business hours
  • Completing initial assessments for new clients wanting to initiate services as soon as possible, then referring them to outpatient clinicians
  • Completing initial assessments for school-based referrals from several school districts in Prairie View’s catchment area (Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties)

The department continues to respond to crisis calls, complete crisis walk-in appointments, and work with local hospitals and other community partners to complete assessments for those clients who are in crisis and assisting with coordinating the level of treatment most appropriate for each individual.

Ide hopes to continue to build upon the relationships made with community partners so Prairie View can better meet the needs of the communities which it serves.

Already a member of the McPherson County Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team, Ide hopes to expand this type of collaboration with other local law enforcement agencies.

“When I look at the big picture, I am excited to explore ways that we can expand crisis stabilization options that will be designated to provide support and treatment for clients in the least restrictive environment possible.”

Ide acknowledges asking for help can be intimidating, but he encourages individuals to seek help sooner rather than later.

“We are not created to do life alone, and this is especially true when we face challenges, big or small. Reaching out for help is the first step in taking control of a situation and moving towards finding a solution. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness or failure; it is a way to build strength and overcome the challenges that we face.”

For more information about same-day therapy appointments, please call Prairie View at 800-992-6292.