May 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a broker, you can help raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues with your clients.

As you meet with clients, please make these accessible, affordable mental health resources from Blue KC a key talking point. Together, we can help ensure no one has to silently suffer from mental health issues.

Mental Health Resources for all Clients

Shut Out the Stigma

Blue KC and the Kansas City Royals have partnered to sponsor Shut Out the Stigma to raise awareness and offer resources to let the Kansas City community know it’s okay to reach out for help. Watch the Shut Out the Stigma video series, learn facts about mental health, and get important crisis phone numbers at

Zero Reasons Why

#ZeroReasonsWhy is a community mobilization and storytelling campaign working to prevent teen suicide. Blue KC has partnered with the teen-led campaign to make it available to schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area through funding and scholarship. Hear Blue KC’s Jenny Housley, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, discuss the impact of this partnership.

Mental Health Resources for Group Clients

25+ Virtual and In-Person Behavioral Health Trainings

The pandemic helped normalize mental health needs at work, and from 2020 onward, mental health support at work went from a nice to have to a business imperative1.

Blue KC has been an active participant in providing mental health services, including more than 25 virtual or in-person classes at no cost. These one-time trainings cover a variety of topics like managing emotions and anxiety, coping with stress, psychological safety, and suicide prevention.

Our Behavioral Health Training Catalog lists all courses. Please share the catalog with your clients and encourage them to take advantage of this resource for their employees. Clients interested in hosting a training session can email

1Epignosis Director of People Operations Christina Gialleli on “The State of L&D in 2022” report released by TalentLMS and backed by Epignosis and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Mental Health First Aid®

One in five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition, but many are reluctant to seek help. The national Mental Health First Aid program aims to change that, and the Blue KC Behavioral Health Initiatives team is on the front lines training employer groups and Blue KC employees. Watch KSHB 41 coverage of the team’s Blue Valley School District training.

The Mental Health First Aid program is available to your employer groups. Please contact to schedule.

For more mental health resources, visit Mindful by Blue KC or contact