upcoming events:

KPC Connecting Cultures Series

When: Tuesdays, Summer 2021
Where: Zoom

International Overdose Awareness Day

When: August 31, 2021
Where: Everywhere 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

When: September
Where: Everywhere 

June 2021

June 17, 2021 |

Join us on June 17th to hear from Dr. Shayla Sullivant about Prepped and Ready, a presentation developed by Dr. Sullivant and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Prepped and Ready is a great way to address and build family protective factors in your community. We will also hear from the Kansas youth on “What to know: Transitioning from Middle School to High School or High School to College.”



When: June 15th, 9am-12pm 


July 2021

What is BIPOC?  By including “BI” Black and Indigenous in addition to “POC” people of color, we are honoring the unique experiences of Black and Indigenous individuals and their communities, as well as the spectrum of existence and experience by POC.  This July, MHA has developed content that is both timely and hopefully evergreen.  We have included many of these resources here.
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August 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.
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September 2021

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. LEARN MORE

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. LEARN MORE

September, 2021 | PreventionWorKS

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October 2021

Devoted to the well-being of our children since 1985

A lot can change in three decades. The challenges our youth face today are not the same as when we began our work, but our mission has never changed: support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.


National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This October marks the second annual National Substance Abuse Prevention Month – an observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse. The Office of National Drug Control Policy joins President Obama in celebrating National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and encourages prevention efforts this month and all year long to ensure the health of teens and young adults.


November 2021

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign designed to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible.


The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday ofNovember (November 18), challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. If you or a loved one smokes cigarettes, consider joining the movement, and take the first step toward quitting cigarettes forever!.


December 2021

Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of total traffic deaths. LEARN MORE

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. LEARN MORE