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|

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|

Letter from the CEO: Being Proactive with Prevention

Here at Beacon Mental Health, we see and hear some memorable and often heartbreaking stories. Our Crisis Team often meets with someone in their worst hour and helps them develop hope to hang on and works with them to start treatment. Our School Services Team helps young people and families overcome all kinds of challenges, [...]

February 22nd, 2024|

Beacon Staff Making Waves in Family Support Curriculum

Our own Jennifer Wilson and Dawnne Dehne were recently invited to serve as Family Support Provider (FSP) representatives in creating a statewide curriculum for FSPs through the state credentialing board, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. FSPs serve as peer specialists to the parents of children with mental health needs. They act [...]

December 14th, 2023|

Impressive Northland Presence at Missouri Prevention Conference

On November 13th and 14th, 11 Beacon Mental Health employees and 33 coalition volunteers attended the 2023 Missouri Substance Use Prevention Conference in Columbia, MO. This two-day event was packed full of networking, education, peer sharing, and updates from the field. Attendees had the chance to attend seven of the 21 offered workshops, with Beacon [...]

December 14th, 2023|
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