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Our Commitment

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Our DEI Focus

Burrell Behavioral Health is committed to welcoming, serving, and celebrating all through learning, collaboration and action.


Dr. Shelly Farnan, Keke Rover, and Marlee Bunch work as a team to ensure equitable and best practices for the organization, employees, and the communities we serve.

They rely on the guidance and implementation of leading evidence-based DEI strategic priorities. As a team, they are truly diverse and inclusive. As a triad of women, we hold eight degrees ranging from specializations in human services, sociology, psychology, clinical psychology, education, diversity and equity, and ELL (English as a Second Language) certification. They are Black, white, gay, straight, Christian, Jewish, mothers and stepmothers, and most of all, advocates for social change.

The DEI Team is focused on inclusion and changing the world for the better, striving for both through the application of neuroscience, investment in relationships, commitment to trauma-informed cultures, and delivery of education and resources.

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Keke Rover System Director DEI

Our Efforts

For Our Teams

Since first investing in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2018, Burrell Behavioral Health has expanded its DEI department and dedication throughout its system. To focus on making all team members feel seen and respected, while also providing learning opportunities, Burrell offers the following for staff:

  • Leadership Trainings
  • Table Talk and Inclusion Hour segments during regular wellness meetings
  • Brave & Safe Space discussions about current events
  • Individualized Support
  • LGBTQIA+ Resource Cards

For Our Clients

Burrell strives to be a safe space for all individuals to seek and receive care. To ensure all clients feel secure while receiving support, the DEI team has offered:

  • Inclusion B logos at all of our locations
  • Pronoun stickers at front desks
  • Table Talk and Inclusion Hour segments that are open to the public
  • Resources and education

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24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988