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.
Hosted by Tri-County Mental Health Services, Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem, as well as help connect them to appropriate care. This training is being offered for non-mental health professionals like teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents, school security, school bus drivers, and other adults who work with youth. For this virtual training, First Aiders will first complete a 2-hour self-paced online class, then participate in the virtual portion of the training. To register, click here: bit.ly/2USDIqw. Please note that registration will end on September 15th. For questions, please email Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org. #SPM21#BeThere... See MoreSee Less
If you’re concerned about a Veteran in your life, make sure they know about the Veterans Crisis Line. You can even call together: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. VeteransCrisisLine.net ... 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.