Upcoming Events

General Meeting Schedule

Ray County Coalition (RCC) Meeting
December 13, 2023

The meeting will be held at the Ray County Library, 215 E. Lexington St., Richmond, MO, and lunch will be provided. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the library.  Please enter the conference meeting room through the doors on the side of the library when arriving.  

Time: Noon
Ray County Library
215 E. Lexington St.
Richmond, MO

The meeting will start promptly at noon, with lunch provided. 

Please RSVP, to deborahn@beaconmh.org or by calling 816-468-0400 (dial 5), Ext. 219.  Your RSVP  will  ensure that adequate food is ordered.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Thursday, January 11, 2024
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ray County Hospital & Healthcare Annex
904 Wollard Blvd
Richmond, MO 64085

Register by January 4!

Trauma-Informed Training Opportunity

KC Northland Strong, a collaborative working to build a trauma- informed and resilient Northland, recognizes the stress and trauma caused by COVID-19. In response, they are providing this FREE, 1-hour training via Zoom to organizations, businesses, and companies in Clay, Platte and Ray Counties. The training will identify the trauma we are all experiencing and our responses, but more importantly, will guide attendees in developing self-care skills and building pillars of resilience.

Click here to request more info or to schedule a training

Check It Out!

Unplug. Eat. Connect.

Unplug. Eat. Connect.

Parent Up is relaunching it’s popular campaign, Meaningful Meals! Research shows that regular, unplugged meals is associated with lower rates of substance use and depression, better peer relationships, more self-esteem, and even better grades! To learn more about making meals meaningful, check out the Parent Up insight, “Giving Devices a Seat…Away From the Table” linked below.

Smart and Safe Over Christmas Break

On December 17th, Lawson CIA hosted their winter campaign “Smart and Safe Over Christmas Break”. The goal of this campaign was to get students to sign a pledge to not use substances during Christmas break. During the weeks of December 6th and 13th, a Google form was sent to all high school students asking them to pledge to stay sober during break. As a surprise/reward, students were given hot chocolate and a chance to win prizes during lunch period on their last day, December 17th. Students who signed the pledge were entered into a raffle. Those chosen from the raffle got to play a game and chance to win a prize. 67 students signed the pledge!

Lawson CIA
Stay in Touch with Prevention

Stay In Touch
with Prevention!

Get Smart About Drugs, a DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers, has developed a quiz to test how well you know drug slang! Words like “bliss”, “pebbles”, and “groceries” probably sound innocent enough. But some try to hide their drug use through code words of slang. Learn about popular drug slang terms while testing your knowledge by taking this quiz.

Help us reach more community members with suicide prevention information and messages by liking the local Encourage Hope and Help Facebook page! Go directly to the page by clicking here.

September’s blog discusses “7 Things to Consider As You Send Your Child Back to School.” How to prepare your child for a safe and productive school year whether the they are in the classroom or in the home.

Read the blog post here!

With Tri-County Mental Health Services, Youth With Vision’s primary Focus is to work with our schools and communities to decrease alcohol and other drug use by teens so that all youth in Clay, Platte, and Ray county have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Contact Sherri Miller!