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.
This family event is intended to help raise awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness. Funds raised through the walk will help us to educate teens about mental illness, raise awareness in our high schools, and prevent suicides. There are lots of ways to get involved, so make plans now!
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.