Gaps in the system that provides mental health well-being for youth can harm individual young people and can also send dangerous messages to those in need who may conclude that there is no pathway to wellness. Lee’s Summit CARES catalyzes community organizations and businesses to elevate the issue of youth mental health well-being so that teens and families know they are not alone.
How Can You Help Make a Difference?
Join our Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Task Force, a group of 40 individuals committed to analyzing and understanding youth mental wellness gaps, needs and resources in Lee’s Summit. Contact Kerri Gray.
Host a Youth Wellness Event at your school, church or club. We provide lessons on mental well-being that educate young people on coping skills, including sleep, healthy eating, mindfulness, stress management and more. To schedule an event contact Rachel Segobia.
"I Can Relate" Podcast Series
Lee's Summit CARES teamed up with Fredcasts to produce, "I Can Relate", a mental wellness podcast for teens, about teens and by teens. Hosts Devynn, Rylee, Chidera, Hudson and Olivia bring in a special guest to talk about what drives them to use their voice for change and why it's important their generation continue to speak up.