Featured Story: Catya & Bob
"My name is Catya and I am a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) and facility dog handler at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. As a child life specialist, my goal is to reduce anxiety within the hospital through...
Kansas Representative Helps Launch Summer Youth Mental Health Programming
On May 30, 2023, U.S. Representative Sharice Davids, visited Tyler’s House KC, a local organization promoting emotional wellness among teens in the Kansas City metro area, to help kick off their summer mental health programming, along with Zero Reasons Why.
Strategy for Mental Health Promotion and Stigma Removal
Within a community, mental health efforts span across a continuum of care. The mental health continuum of care includes all resources, programs, organizations and efforts to support mental health needs within a community.
Featured Story: Kate
“Last winter, [I began to feel] things that I didn't realize I could feel, that were hard to identify. I felt like I was trapped. I didn't want to go to bed at night because I had to wake up and do it again. I felt like my...
What is Community Mobilization?
Community mobilization furthers the Community Plan by facilitating or supporting programs, events and collaborative outreach efforts that create efficient ways for the community to come together to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health and increase awareness of resources.
Shades of Support
This school year was eventful for the Zero Reasons Why campaign in Johnson County, Kan., highlighted by trips to Iola and Topeka, Kan., several in-school events, Teen Council meetings and two Community Mental Health Convenings.
Featured Story: Marc
"I want to be a voice and ally to people that are hurting, who see that there are no resources for them. A lot of kids don't have parents to go to or don't have resources that are reliable. Being Hispanic and Latino, the...
The Power of Storytelling for Mental Health
We believe storytelling has the power to remove stigma. But to understand what kind of storytelling makes an impact, we must first understand who is receiving those stories and what perspective they bring to the conversation.
Featured Story: Rachel
"A few years ago I was in a crisis, and I knew I didn't want to stay that way. I realized [mental health] is a bigger problem than we talk about, and something that people need to know more about. I don't want people to...