Suicide has risk and protective factors similar to other behavioral health issues. Kansas has many resources available, ranging from prevention and behavioral health promotion strategies to guidance in responding effectively to suicidal thoughts, plans, and actions. Learn more about how to support friends, family, and neighbors after a suicide attempt.
Our suicide prevention library is growing and will be integrated with a range of topics and related information. While we develop, please remember the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center is a great place to find local resources, coalitions, data, prevention tips, and local and national hotlines.
Below is a short list of useful websites and resources specific to Suicide Prevention. Subscribe to stay informed of updates and send your requests and ideas to KPCTeam@wichita.edu.
The Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center includes a collection of data and information about suicide and suicide prevention. The site also offers options for help, including:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, and
- Lifeline Center for Kansas: 785-841-2345
Caring, trained counselors are available to help you talk through any concern about suicide - concern about yourself, someone else, or you’ve lost someone to suicide. Call anytime.
Headquarters Counseling Center
Headquarters Counseling Center is supported by a Board of Directors, Advisors, Volunteer Counselors, and Professional Staff who are passionate about making sure that emotional support and safety are available to people of all ages. Headquarters coordinates the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Center for Kansas (800-273-8255 or 785-841-2345) and offers these additional resources:
And, if you need behavioral health, mental health, or medical resources in your area, please visit the Local Resources page of KansasSuicidePrevention.org or dial 211.
If you are looking for a counselor or therapist in your area, Psychology Today's Therapist Finder is another useful search engine.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.