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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.

How to Cope with a Loved One’s Substance Use

As family and friends of someone with a Substance Use Disorder, we often feel it is our responsibility to save or rescue our loved one. We do everything we can to help them and nothing seems to be working. As we try harder to control and manage their life, we end up having less time to care for ourselves. As a result, our lives become unmanageable and cycle of addiction continues and progresses. This is a difficult cycle to disrupt but with the right support and understanding of this disease, it is possible.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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).