Finding The Courage To Ask

If you’re concerned for someone’s safety after reading the warning signs of suicide, have a conversation with them. While discussing suicide may be difficult and overwhelming, dialogue could be the very thing that helps prevent it. With a topic as important as someone’s life, we collectively need to become more comfortable engaging in conversations about suicide.

Outlined below are items to consider when speaking to someone with suicidal thoughts. Each point offers direction to help you feel comfortable initiating and furthering the discussion.

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The Suicide Warning Signs You Need To Address

Suicide is not an easy topic to discuss. It’s scary, uncomfortable and incredibly sensitive. But if you suspect someone is considering suicide, initiating a conversation is crucial. As nationwide deaths by suicide continue to rise, increasing awareness needs to be a priority. Individuals with suicidal intentions often exhibit observable warning signs. Your ability to recognize these signs could help save a life. Speak up, reach out and educate yourself so you can help someone in need. Here are a few warning sign examples.

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Mental Wellness Is Key to Healthy Companies and Communities

Consider these facts: Nearly one in five people will experience a mental health condition this year, yet less than half will receive treatment. Mood disorders, like depression and bipolar, are the third most common cause of hospitalization. Suicides have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades. In Kansas and Missouri suicide rates are up 45 and 36 percent, respectively.* Among teens in our area, it has become the second leading cause of death.

The question for all of us becomes: How can we work together to reduce these numbers and improve an individual’s mental health and wellness?

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Mental Health Affects Us All: A Conversation With Jason Hooper of KVC Health Systems

“Positive behavioral and mental health is the key to overall health,” said Jason Hooper, president and CEO of KVC Health Systems. The nonprofit organization works to stabilize and strengthen families in crisis. Nationally, they provide hope and help to families struggling with behavioral health, child welfare and community health and wellness.

Recently, Hooper shared about recent themes in behavioral health as well as KVC Health System’s goals and focus for the future.

Discover how KVC Health Systems is impacting behavioral healthcare by paving brighter futures for children, families and caregivers on CareThreads.

#FUTURES18: Summer Reflections

Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! For the last 10 weeks, we’ve been hosting our #FUTURES18 on a variety of operational teams. They have had the chance to get their hands on real-world experience in diverse areas such as human resources, sales, consulting, engineering, finance and more. Through their contributions, our FUTURES are leaving us with a lasting impact with the aim to make life better not only our clients but also the individuals they serve.

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#FUTURES18: Weekly Reflections From Engineering and Cloud

We think it’s pretty cool that our FUTURES are able to gain experience in areas that span all across Netsmart. Over the last few weeks, you’ve heard from FUTURES in HR, IT, sales and more. This week, Will, Chase, Jasmine and Brian give us a quick peek into summer with our engineering and cloud teams. Watch below to hear about their experiences.

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#FUTURES18: Weekly Reflections From Sales and Consulting

Our sales and consulting teams are great at ensuring that our awesome clients have just the right tools and workflows in place to help meet the unique goals and objectives of their organizations. They have had the honor of hosting a few of our FUTURES this summer to teach them what it takes to provide the best client experience. Let’s join Kennedy, Alex, Paul and Noah as they give us the lowdown on what they’ve been able to experience over the last few weeks.

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