Annual Mental Health KC Conference
The Mental Health KC Conference focuses on bringing mental health awareness to Kansas City area businesses, professionals and citizens. Coordinated by the Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers (“Metro Council”) this annual event features dozens of speakers on multiple topics related to behavioral health. The Mental Health KC conference presents information vital to Human Resources professionals, corporate employers/employees, community health leaders, practitioners, and health and social services providers.
Our keynote speakers for this year’s conference are Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Bruce Franks, Jr..
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Bruce Franks, Jr. is a battle rapper, activist, and former Missouri State Representative whose story is featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, “St. Louis Superman”, which has been optioned for a feature film.
Bruce Franks, Jr
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