Shoutout: Youth Services & Prevention Teams

Our Youth Services and Prevention Teams are doing amazing things for our community, and we just have to brag on them for a minute! They are consistently recognized for having some of the highest implementation rates, and have built a successful “Signs of Suicide” program, continuing to grow and incorporate a solid foundation for suicide [...]

June 16th, 2024|

Hope Squad: Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention

Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program serving 3rd-12th grade throughout the entire North Kansas City school district (32 schools!) and three elementary schools in the Smithville school district. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer [...]

June 14th, 2023|

How to Help a Friend with a Check-In Phone Call

In an article we were reading recently about depression and the pandemic, we noticed the importance of “check-in calls.” Dr. Gary Sachs, from the Harvard Medical School, noted that not only are check-in phone calls helpful for those who receive them, they also help the people making the calls. After making a call, the caller [...]

April 27th, 2020|
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