Category Archives: Cause Connected/Community

Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk – Netsmart Associates Become Mental Health First Aid Instructors

CPR. We’re all aware of this vital, life-saving technique. It is a training many of us have learned at some point in life – in Boy Scouts, after school programs or first aid training because it is a simple way to potentially save someone’s life. But, what if there was a health issue that affected more people than heart attacks and only 1 million people across the United States knew how to save someone from it?

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Tricia (left) and Julie at their Mental Health First Aid training.

Mental illness affects more than 43.8 million adults. That number continues to grow, creating a significant need to prepare individuals to know how to help in mental health emergencies. Managed and operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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To Be a Netsmart Superhero: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully

We welcomed more than 75 superheroes from second through eighth grade on April 27 to our Overland Park, KS, and Great River, NY campuses for National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We showed them our awesome office space and talked about how being a buddy is about being empowered to stand up to bullies or for those who are being bullied. We also got some great ideas from our guests about how to find our superhero strength to fight for what’s right!

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Parents and their superheroes enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast, mingled with each other and compared super powers.

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Connecting to a cause.

This August, Netsmart hosted its first EveryDayMatters Opportunity Fair. Local clients and organizations were invited to come share their stories with associates. The fair allowed associates to connect with these organizations about their missions and how they can volunteer and give back.

 

 

National Donate Life Day!

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Friday, April 15, is National Donate Life Day, also known as Blue & Green Day, which fits in very nicely with our Netsmart colors!  It is a day about promoting organ, eye, and tissue donations (http://donatelife.net/blue-green-day/).  As most of you know, my youngest son, Ryan, took his own life June 2013, when he was 18 years old.  As horrible as that was, we were able to donate his organs, which really helped a lot knowing that something good could come out of something so tragic.

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It’s National Public Health Week!

Please join us in celebrating National Public Health Week 2016 (April 4-10) – Healthiest Nation 2030

During the first full week of April each year, APHA unites communities across the United States to celebrate National Public Health Week.  This is a time to recognize importance of public health and highlight issues that are essential to improving our nation.

To demonstrate our commitment to public health we have created a series of infographics with tips and information to inspire a healthier nation.

Become part of Generation Public Health!  Sign the pledge to create the healthiest nation at  www.apha.org/2030.

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