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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.
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.
Teens send important message to others through ‘Not Even One’ projectAugust 31, 2015
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A group of metro teens has an important message to share to try to help those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. The students teamed up with Marillac Treatment Center in Overland Park to launch a teen suicide awareness project at Community American Ballpark.
Gun Laws Associated With Lower Suicide RatesAugust 19, 2015
“When you make a highly lethal method of suicide harder to access, you’re going to lower the suicide rate,” said the lead author, Michael D. Anestis, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. “We need to emphasize evidence-based gun safety among gun owners.”