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Loss and Hope: How the suicide of one teen is bringing change and awareness

When someone commits suicide, the central question loved ones seek to answer is “why?” Understanding suicide, however, is akin to making sense of the nonsensical. It simply defies reason, logic and — for many — closure. Surviving family, friends will always struggle to understand, to accept and to live on.

In this short film, EveryDayMatters provides a snapshot in time of what will be a lifelong journey for family and friends of Ryan Hill. Their courage and transparency is a gift to all of us – that gift is awareness. And prevention can only come when awareness is raised. Special thanks to Ryan’smother, Linda and to Ryan’s brother, Stephen. Thanks, also, to all of Ryan’s family and friends who want you to remember you’re always needed …

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Netsmart’s Lisle Team take STEPS for Suicide Prevention

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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. Continue reading Netsmart’s Lisle Team take STEPS for Suicide Prevention

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   Continue reading Cause Connected in Kansas City!