Get Involved

Passionate about suicide prevention? Get involved in your community and at a national level.

Join a Local Coalition!

The Northland Coalition is dedicated to creating a healthy, safe and drug-free community in which to raise our children. Since 2000, the Northland Coalition has served as the umbrella coalition to all Clay, Platte and Ray County teams. These teams of volunteers implement programs and activities that promote health, safety and a drug free community.

Youth With Vision is a student-led organization made up of 8th-12th graders from the 14 different school districts in Ray, Platte, & Clay counties of the Kansas City Northland.  Members are elected based on their leadership skills and accomplishments, but come from a variety of social classes and ethnicity. The programming they create is distributed universally to all middle school and high school students in the three county area.

Check out these local organizations & resources!

Join the Northland Coalition and other community members/agencies for a dynamic film screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. This limited release documentary examines how abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect children’s development and their link to health outcomes in adulthood.
The film highlights how everyone can work together to support and build resilience in kids.
Click here to RSVP for a screening and/or to learn more how you can become involved in the Northland Resilience Committee. 

Click here to see a Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope Trailer’

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Get Trained!

Question, Persuade, Refer. Like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in a suicide crisis. Also like CPR, you will learn that early recognition of warning signs, early intervention and early professional assessment and care can save lives.

Contact to schedule a 1-hour training:
Rachel Downing, LCSW
3100 NE 83rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64119
Phone: 816-877-0406

National Organizations & Resources