News & Events
KDHE Press Release: Suicide on the Rise June 7, 2018
On June 7, 2018 the CDC (Center for Disease Control) produced a report detailing increases in suicide rates across the country. Kansas experienced a dramatic increase in suicide deaths particularly for women. Kansas is ranked 19th for suicide death rates and fifth for overall change in suicide rates.
Prevention TalKS- Preparing for Suicide Prevention MonthJuly 31, 2018
Join KSPRC director, Monica Kurz, for a one hour webinar about preparing to participate in National Suicide Prevention Month on Social Media. Webinar is this Thursday, Aug 2 at noon CST. Topics will include a review of the National Action Alliance's Safe Messaging Framework, and resources for joining the conversation in September.
Faces After Suicide Art ExhibitJuly 31, 2018
A private viewing of the art exhibit, Faces After Suicide, the night before it opens to the public. Reception begins at 5:30pm and there will be a speech given at 6pm. Nine suicide prevention/awareness organizations, including Headquarters, Inc, will be present with resources to speak with the guests. If you would like to read more about the exhibit please go to www.abovetherug.com.
KSPRC will be at #ChannelKindness November 14th from 5:30-8:00pmOctober 31, 2017
Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, NAMI Johnson County, Mental Health America of the Heartland, and Johnson County Mental Health will co-host a discussion focused on how parents and other caring adults can help support our young people's mental wellness. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about local mental wellness resources in their community and will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour concert on Wednesday, November 15th at the Sprint Center.