Upcoming Prevention Events
Missouri Department of Mental Health
First Call has been providing state-funded prevention programming for 18 years though Missouri's Department of Mental Health's Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ADA).
With the assistance of First Call, each team does their own community assessment and develops a plan to impact substance abuse in their area. First Call serves a four-county region including Jackson, Cass, Lafayette and Johnson Counties in Missouri.
The Prevention Department welcomes the opportunity to work with schools, businesses and organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area and surrounding communities.
For more information please contact:
Director of Prevention Services
816-361-1455 extension 115
New Prevention Programs
Kansas City Youth Mercantile Alliance (KCYMA)
A grassroots community initiative designed to bring area tobacco merchants, parents, youth and public policy partners together to reduce the sale of tobacco products to minors.
Suicide Prevention Training
CALM (Counseling Access to Lethal Means)
A 60 to 90 minute workshop designed to aid in reducing the access to lethal means for the time a person is in crisis or jeopardy of a suicide attempt or completion.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
How to Properly Dispose of