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.
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Are you the parent of a teen?
Dr. Shayla Sullivan of Children's Mercy Kansas City is offering free online presentations about parenting in the teen years! Her Prepped and Ready presentations can address problems before they become too big and together, we can all take steps to prevent tragedies from happening within our own homes.
These presentations provide a brief overview on the following topics, with an emphasis on suicide prevention:
Eating disorder prevention
- Home safety (including storage of firearms, medications, etc.)
- Screen time
- Substance use (including vaping)
- Suicide prevention
Find more information, resources, and register for the upcoming presentation on September 29th at 7:00 pm here: bit.ly/2FJQGyR ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know there is a separate lifeline number for veterans and service members? 1-800-273-8255 will direct you to a 24/7 hour call center with a crisis communication team. These folks are here to help you and your loved ones during a crisis.
For more information about veterans and suicide prevention, visit encouragehopeandhelp.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Acceptance is a huge prevention piece for suicide and depression- especially with our at risk populations such as our LGBTQ+ youth.
Being open and welcome with a persons sexual orientation can truly make a difference- let's be kind and compassionate to all of those around us! ... See MoreSee Less
Stress and anxiety are both feelings our brains and bodies go through, at some point in time, within all of our lives. We cannot simply avoid all stressful and anxiety inducing events, but we can manage and control the way we think and act within these uncertain situations.
Working through our thoughts and controlling how we react, can help improve our overall mental health in any anxious or stressful time.
For more information about coping skills, visit EncourageHopeandHelp.com ... 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.
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