5th Annual Eat, Drink, and Be Giving Benefit

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Join us for our 5th annual benefit to raise awareness for mental health and teen suicide prevention in the Kansas City area!

Enjoy a three course dinner, open bar, silent & live auction, and a rousing game of trivia at The Venue in Leawood. 

Purchase tickets by July 12, 2019. 

You Matter Festival

Enjoy great music and help raise awareness for mental health and teen suicide prevention!


#ZeroReasonsWhy March & Rally 4/27

Join us for a march and rally Saturday, April 27th at Blue Vally District Athletic Complex as part of the #ZeroReasonsWhy Campaign to prevent teen suicide.  See the flyer for details, and visit the campaign website at zeroreasonswhy.org.

For more information, contact Steff Hedenkamp at steff.hedenkamp@overflowco.com or call 816-506-4630.

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Mental Wellness Day at the K

Ment Health At K

Royals vs. Yankees
May 26, 2019
Game Time: 1:15 pm
Tailgate Tent: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to help end stigma and support those affected by a mental illness and their loved ones!

Your $30 ticket includes:

  • The ballgame 
  • Entrance to a tailgate with FREE food, drink, Dot’s Pretzels
  • A baseball cap!

Purchase tickets and find more details at NAMIJOCO.ORG.

Teen Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2019 8 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Tom Karlin Foundation and the #ZeroReasonsWhy Campaign are bringing the community together to tackle an epidemic: teen suicide.

Let’s Connect Symposium

Location: Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Who should attend? Non-profits * Clubs * Leaders * Church Youth Groups * Schools * Parents * Governmental Agencies * Educators * Counselors * Coaches * Anyone who works with teens!

Event is free!

Registration is appreciated. To learn more and register: https://letsconnectsymposium.eventbrite.com

Parent presentation by Joe Karlin (via FB live)

December 4th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

via Facebook Live AND at Lakewood Middle School (6601 Edgewater Dr, Overland Park, KS 66223)

Joe Karlin will speak to parents at Lakewood Middle School. We will be broadcasting the presentation via FaceBook Live starting at 7:00 p.m. We invite you to watch on your computer via FB Live, or attend in person.

We’ll discuss causes and signs of depression, anxiety, and suicide; actions to take if you are concerned about your child or a friend of your child; and mental wellness activities and approaches. This message will be pertinent to parents with kids of ALL ages.

You will have an opportunity to pose questions for Joe at the end of the session. We hope you’ll join us!

2017 Ultimate Frisbee – 4/30

April 30 – 8:00 AM

This event was unfortunately cancelled due to inclement weather. 

4th Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Thanks to all who participated & volunteered!

Sunday September 27, 2015

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2nd Annual Flippin’ Sweet Memorial Disc Golf Tournament 

June 27 – Thornfield Disc Golf Course

Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!

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A Disc Golf outing in the memory of Grant Gottschalk and Tom Karlin all proceeds will go to the Tom Karlin Foundation.

A Disc Golf outing in the memory of Grant Gottschalk and Tom Karlin all proceeds will go to the Tom Karlin Foundation.

Talk-Listen-Act: Understanding Suicide & How to Stop it 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thanks to everyone who attended & volunteered and special thanks to Heartland Community Church!

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Tom’s Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving – 11/27

Thanks to everyone who participated!

An event to honor and remember those impacted by Depression and/or Suicide, and for their friends and family to gather in community.


3rd Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Thanks to all our players & volunteers!                          

Congrats to tournament champs SMW-Dream Team Frisbee, and Rock the Nation who came in 2nd, awesome final match!