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Resources to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse

Prescription medication misuse occurs when medications are taken without a doctor's prescription or used differently than directed. This includes things like a teen using a friend's ADHD medication to study or taking extra opioid pain relievers after a dental procedure. Such misuse is concerning because the adolescent brain isn’t fully developed until about age 25, [...]

April 30th, 2024|

Register for the Mental Health KC Conference 2024

Join us next month for the annual Mental Health KC Conference, presented by the Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers (“Metro Council”). The conference will be held May 23-24 at Johnson County Community College, with Netsmart as Lead Sponsor. The conference is held in May to recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month, and focuses [...]

April 24th, 2024|

Board Member Spotlight: Jennifer Ingraham

When Beacon Mental Health (then Tri-County) wanted to restart its Foundation after a period of dormancy, one of the first calls for volunteer leadership went to Jennifer Ingraham. Without a moment’s hesitation, she volunteered to serve on the Board of Directors. “I was aware of the behavioral health services that were being delivered in my [...]

April 24th, 2024|

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Kimmerle, Youth Prevention Educator

Get to know Beacon Mental Health's Youth Prevention Educator, Rebecca Kimmerle! How long have you worked at Beacon Mental Health? 1 year What do you like to do in your free time? We live on a small 37-acre farm. I love to garden and plant flowers. Are you involved in any hobbies? I like to cook [...]

April 24th, 2024|

Message from the President: Cooperating to Improve Public Mental Health

On May 23-24, the Eighth Annual Mental Health KC Conference will offer hundreds of local mental health providers, consumers, and interested community members an opportunity to hear about a wide variety of mental health topics. With 70 break-out sessions and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Mental Health KC Conference is a high-profile example of [...]

April 24th, 2024|

Beyond Awareness, Sparking Change: 2024 Northland Prevention Conference

Join us next month for the annual Northland Prevention Conference, held on March 7 at Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Our Prevention team is doing incredible things in our community every day, and this conference is just one of them! Breakfast and registration will be from 8:00am-9:00am. The day will officially kick off at 9:00am [...]

February 22nd, 2024|

Employee Spotlight: Autumn Nichole Ray, Integrated Treatment Therapist

Get to know Autumn Ray, our Integrated Treatment Therapist! How long have you worked at Beacon Mental Health? I started as a Contractor at Skylander in October 2018, and at Beacon Mental Health in February 2022. What do you like to do in your free time? I spend most of my free time with my [...]

February 22nd, 2024|
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