Cause Connected in Kansas City!

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It’s a cause connected week here in Overland Park.  I wanted to take a moment to highlight three events happening locally.  Each offers a unique opportunity for us to connect with the cause we serve.  Our show of support is essential in the campaign to make a difference, most importantly it let’s those who are directly impacted know that we are here in the pursuit of health, wellness and recovery for all. – Tom Herzog, Netsmart COO  

#LostMindsKCPT   Over the past couple of years we’ve seen more awareness happening to inform, educate and help those in the community we serve.  Tomorrow evening a  series is kicking off on KCPT on the challenges here in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.  A unique opportunity to further understand why we do what we do…underscoring why EveryDay Matters!  Thank you Megan R for bringing this to our attention.

Lost Minds: KC’s Mental Health Crisis exposes the mental health crisis that grips Kansas City as seen through the eyes of the KCMO police and the Missouri health care professionals, namely the community mental health liaisons, who work along side them.

Premieres Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm on KCPT. Additional airings: Thursday, October 2 at 9pm; Sunday, October 5 at 1am and 4pm; Monday, October 20, 10:30 pm.

#OutOfTheDarkenss     In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.3 minutes, claiming more than 39,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths.  This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Walk to save lives!

DATE:                   Saturday, Oct 4

PLACE:                 Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Drive, Kansas City, MO

To join “Team Netsmart” for Kansas City, go to the following link:  Join Team Netsmart (KC).  Just click on the “Join Our Team” link and fill out the registration.  When you sign up, you are asked to establish a fund raising goal.  Our main purpose of participating in this walk is to bring awareness.  Please don’t feel as if you have to be a fundraiser to participate.  If you want to ask your friends and family to make donations…that is great!  If you just want to walk and make your own donation…that is great!  If you just want to walk…that is great!  The form will allow you to set $0 as a goal.  Once you have signed up, you will receive an e-mail that will tell you how to do your own fundraising if you choose to.

If you are not able to participate in the walk, but would still like to make a donation with Team Netsmart, you can do that, too.  Go to the following link, Donate to Team Netsmart, search for Team Netsmart, then select one of your fellow co-workers to donate through.  Note…this is also the way to make your own donation to yourself as a walker.  Thank you Linda H for championing this event.

#EDM  &  #ARBBQ – Join us Friday Night, October 3rd at the Eat.Drink.MATTER event at the American Royal.   Netsmart sponsors Booth #544 for the EveryDayMatters Foundation.  All money raised from wristbands and by donation will go directly to the Foundation.  Thank you EDM Volunteers and the NTST BBQ Team for making this such a great event year after year.

#causeconnected #edm  #teamntst

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