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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.

Hope for the Holidays

We know the holidays can be especially difficult. Please join SASS MoKan for an afternoon designed to help families during the holiday season.

An Intern’s Perspective on Mental Health

This post was written by Hannah Silverman, a student at the University of Kansas who participated in the Leadership Tomorrow intership program through the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. She partnered with the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, where she primarily worked on the You Be You teen mental health campaign.

You Be You Campaign

You Be You is a teen mental health campaign that was developed by Bernstein-Rein Advertising (www.b-r.com) in collaboration with the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition (www.itsok.us), Jewish Family Services (www.jfskc.org), and SPEAK UP (www.speakup.us), a group formed by two families who suffered the devastating loss of losing children to suicide.  100% of the funding for the campaign is funded by SPEAK UP.

Resources by County

If you are in crisis or are searching for a specific treatment facility click here to find healthcare resources broken down by county on the Kansas side of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. More resources will be added as they are compiled.

Other Resources

This is a spot where we can put any other types of resources or populations that are served. This is a spot where we can put any other types of resources or populations that are served.

Insurance

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).