The Stop the Stigma campaign was developed and implemented by North Kansas City students to reduce the stigma of mental health.
Every day of the week was used to raise awareness and reduce stigma on a different mental health illness, as resources were provided if students found they were struggling in that area. The school was encouraged to wear the colors of each awareness day, as well as wear the ribbons that represented the mental health illness. Wristbands that said “Stop the Stigma” were given to students. Other items such as stress balls and posters were distributed to help engage students and the community.
The campaign is on its second year and will roll out again fall of 2017.
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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Being mindful is the practice of paying attention to the present moment. No worries about the past, or anxiety about the future. With the uncertainty in our lives, it's easy to become stressed about things you can and cannot control, but I encourage you to be mindful today and focus on the now.
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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.