In the wake of the shooting at the Chiefs Celebration Rally, we are keeping updated a list of resources for you and your family as we navigate the days and weeks ahead.

DIAL 988

988 is the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It is a 24/7 text, call and chat number.

KC Strong

In partnership with United Way of Greater Kansas City the Kansas City Chiefs have launched KC Strong, an emergency response fund supporting victims and their families, violence prevention, mental health services and first responders.

If you or someone you know needs referrals to community resources, please dial 2-1-1 or visit the United Way Resource Directory.

Missouri Mental Health Resources

Comm Care

Comm Care is the region’s mental health resource providing immediate support and connecting the community to a system of providers. You can call them at 888-279-8188.

Missouri Department of Mental Health

If the Kansas City shooting has you shaken, mental health resources are available. Call or text 988 or find help Rediscover Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic 816-988-2739; University Health Kansas City Walk-in Clinic, 300 West 19th Terrace; Swope Behavioral Health 888-279-8188.

Youth Violence Prevention Support Line

Kansas City Youth can now reach out to “Y Chat,” a 24-hour violence prevention support line for youth in crisis. Through the Aim 4 Peace program, an outreach team will respond to calls and texts, engaging youth in comfortable communication. Call or text (816) 799-1720.

Beacon Mental Health

Beacon Mental Health‘s services include mental health, substance use treatment, prevention and wellness activities for Clay, Platte and Ray counties in metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. Call 816-468-0400

Kansas Mental Health Resources

Johnson County Mental Health

The Johnson County Mental Health Department is on call in the days and weeks ahead to counsel those who have experienced trauma, whether you were at the event or not. They said, “You do not have to navigate those feelings alone. Your emotions are valid and people are here to support you.” Call them 24/7 at 913-268-0156 or 988 or text SHARE to 741-741.

Mental Health America Of The Heartland

Mental Health America of the Heartland is a non-clinical, non-crisis supportive listening, open from 4:00–10:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Local number: 913-281-2251. Their compassionate warm ear line is 866-WARM-EAR or 866-927-6327


PACES serves Wyandotte County and their crisis and outreach services are there if you, your child or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, personal distress, unusual behaviors, issues with a traumatic event, and more. You can visit their crisis clinic at 7840 Washington Ave., KCK 66112 Crisis Clinic hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Or call their 24/7 Crisis Line at 913-788-4200


Jamie Young
Born in Kansas City, Jamie spent age 8-18 in Columbia, MO yet always considered KC to be home. Jamie returned to KC after high school to attend Avila University, where she earned her degree in Communication. After residing in South KC, Raymore, the Plaza, River Market and Overland Park, Jamie is now a proud (and permanent) resident of Lenexa. Jamie is wife to her love, Andy, and mom to the dream team; Lucy (12), Quinn (10) and Hazel (6). Jamie is the Events Director for Kansas City Mom Collective and loves creating fun and exciting ways to gather as a community, especially if a theme is involved! Jamie loves a good coffee shop, is a self-diagnosed Fall-aholic, is a Peloton newbie, is a proud member of “The Read That Society” (a book club full of close friends that just celebrated its 13th anniversary), is an internet-ordained minister, she loves blasting Paul McCartney out of the minivan windows and is a sucker for a good home decor store.