mental health KC http://kcur.org en Survey: Nearly Half Of Kansas City Jail Inmates Report Mental Health Problems http://kcur.org/post/survey-nearly-half-kansas-city-jail-inmates-report-mental-health-problems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly half of all inmates at the municipal jail in Kansas City, Mo., indicated they had a mental health problem, according to the latest results from a periodic survey administered by an outside contractor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roughly 45 percent of the respondents answered “yes” when asked if they thought they had a mental health problem or had been told they had one, according to the survey results, which were delivered earlier this month.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:04:47 +0000 Mike Sherry 55834 at http://kcur.org A 'First Aid Kit' For Mental Health: Program Expands Throughout Metro http://kcur.org/post/first-aid-kit-mental-health-program-expands-throughout-metro <p></p><p>A first aid kit is helpful when you cut yourself or get a burn and if someone stops breathing, you can administer CPR. These medical skills are helpful for physical ailments, but how do you care for someone in the midst of a mental health crisis? Mental Health First Aid is a nationwide program that trains members of a community on how to interact and help someone with any mental illness.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:51:35 +0000 Elana Gordon, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32996 at http://kcur.org A 'First Aid Kit' For Mental Health: Program Expands Throughout Metro