A Must-Watch for Coaches and Parents: Not Good Enough
Not Good Enough boldly challenges parents and coaches to think about how their actions can negatively affect youth athlete’s mental health. This film explores the problem and the solution in a compelling narrative to drive change in youth sports with an unflinching look at what it’s like to be a youth athlete today.Watch Documentary
Young Athletes and You: When Does Helping Hurt?
Parents, caregivers and coaches want to encourage their kids and see them achieve their fullest potential. But what happens when those conversations do more harm than help? Here you’ll find letters from kids sharing their feelings about the need to constantly succeed, as well as a Conversation Guide for adults on how to have positive, helpful conversations with their kids.
Shut Out the Stigma: Our Mission
Our behavioral health impacts our ability to function in everyday life, as well as our concept of self. Through Shut Out the Stigma, Blue KC and the KC Royals want you to know that it’s okay to reach out for help and share your behavioral health concerns. These issues can affect anyone, so we want to raise awareness that there are resources available to help those in our communities who need them.
Hear from our Ambassador: Ryan Lefebvre
In the 2023 regular season, Blue KC is distributing donations to Behavioral Health organizations that focus on mental health through sports and that mainly serve teens and adolescents.
Overall, Blue KC donates $30 for every inning that a Royals pitcher records a shutout, which is then added to the overall monthly distribution amount. Each month during the regular season a new organization will be selected to receive the distribution.
Total Donations to Date in 2023*
*Donations through October 1, 2023
Take the Quiz: Suicide Myths vs. Reality
Choose if the following statement is true or false:
Talking openly about suicide is dangerous. It often plants the idea in a person’s head.
Suicide usually occurs out of the blue – without any warning.
Self-poisoning is the most common method of suicide.
Suicide runs in families. It’s a hereditary condition that can’t be prevented.
If a suicidal person feels better that means that the problem has passed.
Females die by suicide more frequently than males.
Young men are at the highest risk of killing themselves.
Once someone is suicidal, he or she will always remain suicidal.
Thanks for taking a few moments to learn about the myths and realities of
suicide. Your awareness can help save a life.
Seek help in a time of
crisis with a phone call or text.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call or text 988 to be connected to the free and confidential Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.