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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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Suicide Resources in Kansas

  • Family Mobile Crisis Helpline (Kansas Department for Children and Families)  CALL: 833-441-2240
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline CALL: 988
  • Download the "Kansas A Friend AsKS" App for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play (Kansas Office of Attorney General)

Once you acknowledge that suicide is as much a risk for your child as not wearing a seat belt while driving or using alcohol or drugs or engaging in risky sexual behavior, you’ve taken the first step in prevention. You talk to your children about these other behaviors which can put them at personal risk, and suicide is no different. It’s something you CAN and SHOULD talk about with your children.

Kansas Resources:

Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Reintegration, and Postvention Toolkit
- Includes downloadable forms.

Universal resources:

- Staff (one hour)

Targeted and intensive resources:



For more information, contact:

Trish Backman
School Mental Health Services Coordinator
Special Education and Title Services
(785) 296-6937


Kent Reed
School Counseling Consultant/School Climate/Culture and Integration Specialist
Career, Standards and Assessment Services
(785) 296-8109

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