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Mental illness is real.
It's common.
It's treatable.
And it's OK to talk about it.

One in five people will have a diagnosable mental illness this year. Yet few know how to talk about it.

GKCMHC Launches Launching Program for Teens

For teens today, life is like a pressure cooker – demands at home, school, from peers and constant bombardment of messages from social media. With May designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, The Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition (GKCMHC) announces the launch of You Be You, an awareness campaign focused on changing those statistics and saving teen lives.

Free 12-week course supports caregivers and families of those suffering with mental illness

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course which provides family members and caregivers with communication and problem-solving techniques, coping mechanisms and self-care skills needed to deal with their loved one’s mental illness as well as its impact on the family. Classes are held 6:30-9:00 pm on Mondays at the Jewish Community Campus.

Other Resources

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National health insurance laws are slowly changing to ensure that treatment services for addiction and mental illness are covered under most insurance plans. Today, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individuals can find coverage even if they have a pre-existing condition and often at reduced rates.

Mental Health Resources

Mental health treatment covers a wide array of therapeutic endeavors that can reduce or alleviate symptoms of mental illness. We can help you locate a support service that fits you.

Suicide Prevention

If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeine at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).