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 the second program of this three-part series, we explore the role politics play in the mental health of our nation. Is mental health policy and access driven by political ideology or insurance companies? How does the political climate affect the mental health of our communities? Join American Public Square as we explore the nuances of politics and mental health.