If you or someone you know are experiencing a crisis, call 911.
If you or a friend need to talk with a counselor for help or for resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
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Below is a listing of local resources that may be helpful.
Tri-County Mental Health Services:Tri-County Mental Health Services Providing Nationally Recognized Behavioral Health Services. Services include mental health, substance use treatment, prevention and wellness activities for Clay, Platte and Ray counties in metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri
NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Pathway to Hope: Pathway To Hope is committed to serving the personal and social needs of individuals and families arising from a broad spectrum of mental illness. Encourages, educates, & empowers individuals & families arising from dealing with a broad spectrum of mental illnesses.
SASS MOKAN: SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) believes the public must be educated about suicide. We sincerely feel that “Suicide is everyone’s business.” With this in mind, SASS has five steps that we’re taking to make sure that “Suicide is everyone’s business.” Those steps are: Education, Public awareness, Networking with healthcare agencies, Uniting survivors; and Providing information to area support groups.
The Joshua Center The Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders is a vital resource for both children and adults who live with Tourette Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and other associated neurological disorders.
Solace House Solace House is a grief counseling center that supports children, individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal
Mental Health America of the Heartland Mental Health America of the Heartland is dedicated to promoting the mental health of the community, and improving the quality of life of persons with mental illness, through advocacy, education and support.
AFSP Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies: Funding scientific research Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
Swope Health Services We offer a wide range of services that can help children, adolescents and adults coping with behavioral health or chemical dependency issues. Counseling can help those who have struggled with emotional problems for years and those who find themselves in need of support in order to lead more productive and independent lives.
We are currently updating our local resource map. In the meantime, please refer to the Directory of Mental Health Resources in Kansas.
If you are looking for free, confidential information and referral, please call 2-1-1. They can help locate local financial assistance, food, housing, health care, employment, counseling and more.
Local Suicide Prevention Coalitions
Horizons Mental Health Center Suicide Prevention – Brenda Brown
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Northwest Kansas – Covers Phillips, Decatur, and Norton Counties – Contact: Johanna Mason
Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force of Central Kansas Partnership – Contact: Janel Rose
The Model for Change Initiative: Suicide Prevention – Covers Ford, Hodgeman, and Gray Counties – Contact: Vicki Broz
Atchison County Suicide Prevention Task Force – Contact: Joshua Snyder
Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program (KC-SAPP) – Contact: Stan Edlavitch
Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition – Contact: Deidre Helm
Harvey County Suicide Prevention Coalition – Contact: Jason Reynolds
MARPC Suicide Prevention Initiative – Manhattan – Contact: Melissa Rickel-Morrill
Clay County Suicide Prevention Coalition – Contact: Jaclyn Pfizenmaier
Flint Hills Youth Suicide Prevention Project – Covers Emporia – Contact: Brian Muench
IMPACT on Suicide – Covers Salina – Contact: Brenda Haaga
Leavenworth County Suicide Prevention Project – REALITY CHECK – Contact: Deborah Gregor
Douglas County Suicide Prevention Coalition – Contact: Anna Barger