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.
“New Year’s Resolutions” often set us up for failure and make us feel poorly about ourselves. Instead, focus on New Year’s Evolution! Evolving means to gradually develop or change over time. Think of your current coping strategies… What a few areas that you feel confident in? What are some areas that you want to strengthen? Change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, consistent practice and support! Reach out to your loved ones and evolve together! #EncourageHopeandHelp #NewYear #Evolve ... See MoreSee Less
During times of “breaking news” coverage we're all drawn to our TVs, phones and computers for information. But breaking news can include disturbing themes and content, including violence, natural disasters, abuse, and more. The big headlines today also seem to be more frequent, which can add to our stress levels.
What can parents do to ensure children process news in an age-appropriate way and feel safe?
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