The issues surrounding mental health and well-being in our modern world and in our unique community are complex. Further complicating these issues is the fact that discussion of mental health is often considered taboo.
Mental health is important to the overall health of our community, BUT if we can’t openly talk about the issues that affect our well-being, how can we hope to adequately support the needs of our community, particularly in a time of crisis?
Join American Public Square at Jewell for a three-part virtual series this summer, From Resistance to Resilience: The Mental Health of KC Residents, where we will explore the root causes of mental illness in our community and how we can find ways to meaningfully address them.
In this panel discussion titled “Leading Equity from Where We Are: How Our Stage of Racial Identity Development Matters” our own Denise Long participates in Kirkwood School District’s critical discussion about how our stage of racial identity development affects if and how we show up for social justice and racial equity work.
Intentional gun violence and unintentional shootings contribute to loss of life, psychological trauma, physical injury, and negative affects on daily living.
Join this civil conversation sponsored by the Kansas City Star and American Public Square (APS) about the impact and solutions to gun violence. Missouri is on pace to have more deaths from gun violence this year than ever before, especially in St. Louis, Kansas City and other cities that are breaking homicide records. Public health experts say gun violence is an epidemic that can be treated by addressing issues such as poverty, racial inequality and housing insecurity.