1. Second Leading Cause Of Death Among Teenagers

    Too Many Let GoEvery 11 minutes. During a typical day in America, that’s how often a death by suicide will occur. From 2000-2019, suicide ranked second—behind only “Unintentional Injury”—on the CDC’s list of causes of death among teenagers (13-19): 40,884 deaths. Another 1,852 children under 13 years old died by suicide. And the rate of deaths by suicide among young people increased sharply during the last decade. » MORE
  1. Suicide Deaths On The Rise Among Older Adults

    Older_Adults_At_RiskWe are, of course, aghast that suicide is the second leading cause of death among America’s adolescents and young adults. Too many lives are being cut short. But deaths by suicide also rose an alarming 40.8% during the last decade among those whose adolescence was long ago. Ageism is having an especially devastating impact on an aging America. » MORE
Community Backed Anti-Drug Anti-Crime Anti-Violence Tax
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    Suicide—Talk About It

    Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth." » MORE
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    Look For The Signs

    On average, there are more than 3,700 suicide attempts per day across America. How can you tell if someone you care about might be among the millions seriously contemplating suicide? Look at how they are behaving. Listen to what they are saying » MORE
  1. One_Survivors_Story

    One Survivor's Story

    The bullet struck her in the abdomen and miraculously caused no critical damage during its violent trespass through her body. Lisa doesn’t remember the pain, or she chooses not to talk about it: “I went into shock when this happened. I'm still in shock." » MORE
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    Project RISE

    Project RISE, a COMBAT-funded program at Truman Medical Center/University Health, focuses on helping gunshot wound survivors make a full recovery, with emphasis on "psychological first aid" and, if needed, long-term care for Post Trauma Stress Disorder. » MORE

Nearly 90 Programs Being Funded In 2021

» Violence Prevention Programs

• Bullying/Cyber Bullying (14 Programs)• Child Abuse (3 Programs)
• Counseling Services (5 Programs)• Diversion Programs (4 Programs)
• Domestic Violence (18 Programs)• Ex-Offender / Reentry (5 Programs)
• Gang Violence (7 Programs)
• Legal Services (1 Program)
• Parenting (14 Programs)• School Attendance/Truancy
   (10 Programs)
• Sexual Assault (1 Program)• STRIVIN' (7 Programs)
• Suicide Prevention (8 Programs)• Teen-Dating Violence (8 Programs)
• Victim Support (7 Programs)
• Youth Employment (15 Programs)

• Other Youth-Oriented (22 Programs)

» Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

» Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

• Drug Counseling
• Intensive Outpatient
• Partial Hospitalization
• Recovery Houses
• Residential Inpatient

» Law Enforcement School-Based Programs

  1. #STRIVINTogether

STRIVING Together To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

Initiative Focuses On Need For Joint Effort To Reduce Violence In Neighborhoods

This COMBAT initiative brings together school administrators, police officers, elected officials, mental health professionals, social workers, faith-based leaders and concerned citizens to address violence in Jackson County’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. 

With a focus on developing a collaborative, comprehensive and coordinated plan in each “hot spot,” STRIVIN’ recognizes that no one individual or single agency can “save a neighborhood.” It takes working together—striving together—to make any neighborhood a safe place to call home.