admin News January 24, 2018

We are very sorry for any inconvenience but we are obliged to cancel this meeting. The program will be presented at the July 27 Quarterly meeting instead. 


Nationally and locally, there has been an increase in mental health problems in children and adolescents. Today, one in 5 children and adolescents have a mental health problem. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem among children, affecting 13% between the ages of 9 and 17. This details a reality that can create powerful barriers to success for the youth we serve.
Join us on Friday, January 26, from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, in the Biery Auditorium for the MCHC Quarterly meeting to hear keynote speaker, Kimberly Nelson, SAMHSA Region 7 Administrator, discuss youth mental health issues. You will hear from local adolescents about their struggles with anxiety as they navigate through high school and prepare to leave for college. This educational event will also include information on agencies in metro KC that are helping youth conquer mental health issues and a call for action during a breakout discussion. To register please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCHC12618 and for more information contact Shannon Williams at swilliams@mchc.net.