Encourage Hope and Help is a suicide prevention website for youth (ages 10-24), parents, educators, LGBTQ, attempt survivors, loss survivors, veterans, and community members in the Kansas City area. Through education and prevention efforts, we strive to end youth suicide.
Mindfulness is the human practice of being aware of the present and to be fully engaged in the moment. It is important to practice being mindful throughout everyday life as worries, troubles, and anxious thoughts may pass through about the past or future.
I encourage you to ask yourself how you practice mindfulness in your day-to-day life. For more information, visit encouragehopeandhelp.com. ... See MoreSee Less
The anxiety that comes with 2020 is hard to avoid. With a constantly changing environment and learning how to adapt to our new normal, stressful thought patterns are almost expected. We are learning how to navigate our mental and physical health during a pandemic, social and equality movement, and our climate crumbing.
The grounding technique can be used to help our spiraling thoughts focus on the present and what currently surrounds us. I encourage you to ground your thoughts by focusing on your five senses the next time anxiety clouds your head. ... See MoreSee Less
Check out this beautiful story of how our local middle school educators exhibited healthy coping by building a garden in respect to their son who has died by suicide.
As we come to the end of Suicide Prevention Month, remember to take all of what you learned into each and every month moving forward. It's important to recognize your efforts in suicide prevention to help us keep our youth, and community, mentally resilient. ... See MoreSee Less
This website was developed [in part] under a grant number 1H79SM062907-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.