Contact: Anne Biswell                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

816.283.6242 Ext. 226                                                                            Monday, July 23, 2018


Youth & Mental Health: Living in an Anxious World

This activity is joint provided by Mother & Child Health Coalition and Children’s Mercy Kansas City (with MCHC’s Metro KC Youth Collaborative and the Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health Committee).

Friday, July 27, 2018     8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
KCMO Health Department 2400 Troost Ave., Biery Auditorium, Kansas City MO 64108

Kansas City, MO– Today, 1 in 5 children and adolescents has a mental health problem. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem among children between the ages of 9 and 17. This details a reality that can create powerful barriers to success for the youth we serve.  Join us for informative presentations, stories of resilience and a call to action on addressing adolescent mental health in our community.

9:00 “The State of Youth Mental Health” – Keynote Speaker, Lori Wheelhouse, MA, LPC, LCPC, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Community Clinical Manager

9:30 Personal Stories of Triumph – Tyree Bayan

9:50 A Local Look at Success

  • Don Goldman, Jewish Family Services/Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, You Be You
  • Karen Mulligan, Children’s Mercy Hospital, School Social Work Manager

 Photo and interview opportunities with speakers are available.

Mother & Child Health Coalition promotes the health of mothers and children through community planning, education, advocacy and collaboration with organizations addressing infant mortality, immunization, childhood obesity, and child safety. More information about this meeting is available from Anne Biswell at Mother & Child Health Coalition, 1734 E. 63rd Street, Suite 301, Kansas City, Missouri, 64110, office phone (816) 283-6242, ext. 226; cell phone (816) 806-9929 or on our website, at www.mchc.net .

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