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KDADS’ Kansans Together Program Launches Mental Health Campaign

For Immediate Release

July 6, 2020

For more information, contact:
Cara Sloan-Ramos
785-296-0807

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Kansans Together (Kansas System of Care) program has developed an ongoing social media campaign to support mental wellness for Kansas’ young people and their caregivers. 

The Mental Health Your Way campaign enhances the traditional National Mental Health Month awareness campaign by adding skill building and stigma reduction features to help young people and their caregivers focus on their personal mental wellness. This campaign, which begins July 6, 2020, will post ‘Monday Mental Health Checks’ with tips on how to evaluate personal mental health, the mental health of others, and how to start conversations around mental wellness.

“The goal with this statewide campaign is to engage people who don’t normally think of mental health as their area. We know that in order to build a healthier future for our young people, we all need to begin having these important mental health conversations,” said Linda Buchheister, System of Care Project Director. “This campaign will give people some tools to do that.”

Kansans Together is also inviting organizations to be part of #MondayMentalHealthChecks and begin the conversation on their own social media platforms. Supportive, consistent mental health messaging throughout the state will provide a framework for having difficult conversations and open new opportunities to take care of mental health in our communities.

For more information on the Mental Health My Way campaign, contact Linda Buchheister at linda.buchheister@ks.gov and follow the Kansans Together Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KansansTogether.