The Mental Health Promotion program provides information about mental illness and its treatment in order to eradicate stigma, encourage screening, and translate knowledge into clinical practice to improve treatment and support services. It does so by hosting Educational Events: workshops, seminars, lunch-n-learns, support groups, conferences, and speaker’s bureau events and health fairs. The program works in collaboration with persons with mental illness, their family members, professionals and social service providers to develop and tailor educational programs to meet needs and interests of the audience.
Educational Events are designed for individuals with mental illness, parents, family members, caregivers and professionals. Professional audiences include: employers, teachers, social workers, nurses, psychologists, childcare workers, mental health counselors, therapists, health care workers, police officers, clergy, child serving agency professionals, parenting and childbirth educators, juvenile justice system staff and other interested parties.
The program also provides Information and Referral Services which answer mental health questions and provide referrals to local community resources and information about treatment options. Additionally, program staff publishes the Greater Kansas City Self-Help and Support Group Directory, “In the Company of Others,” which is now available for purchase. Purchase “In the Company of Others” by completing and returning an order form.
Contact MHAH's Information & Referral line (913-281-2221) Monday thru Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm for help with mental health questions and referrals to local resources. You may also visit our Resources page to find answers to FAQs, local service providers, national resources, and other valuable information about mental health.
For more information about Mental Health Promotion, contact Stacy Davis at email@example.com or 913-281-2221 (ext. 112)