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.
Free covid tests are available throughout the week for Clay County residents thanks to Heart to Heart International! Pre-registration is preferred and the link is mentioned below.The pop-up COVID testing events around Clay County continue next week! County residents of all ages are able to be tested for free through Heart to Heart International. Pre-register at hearttoheart.org/covid19testing/. ... See MoreSee Less
To keep you intentional on building your family's resilience during this challenging time, we want to encourage modeling positive coping skills to the kids in your life. Now is the time to teach kids that you don’t need alcohol or other drugs to cope with hard things. We can model healthy coping skills and prove the value of slowing down, going outside, and using deep breathing to calm down. Learn more about building resilient kids at www.rootsofresiliencekc.com/parentingthroughpandemic... See MoreSee Less
This Veterans Day, I encourage you to become familiar with the Veterans Crisis Line. This line is free and available 24/7 for our Veterans who are struggling emotionally and want a confidential, qualified, resource to speak too.
From 2008, we have lost over 6,000 Veterans per year by suicide. This is due to many reasons, as there is never a single factor for suicide, but resources and support are available all around for our heroes in need.
Take time today to thank and show your support to a Veteran, and I encourage you to learn more about what efforts you can take to save our heroes from emotional pain. ... 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.