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“Historically, communities have relied almost exclusively on clinical approaches to suicide prevention.  However, emerging evidence suggests that clinical care and crisis intervention should be complemented by many other approaches:  primary prevention, early intervention, research, public health surveillance, health promotion, media, training and education.  Indeed, suicide prevention can be integrated into the work of educators, healthcare providers, social service providers, juvenile justice workers, public safety workers, emergency room workers, faith community members, business owners, social service workers, youth service volunteers, and individuals.”
- Rural Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup

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2105 KYSP Mini-grants
Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention (KYSP) is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the New Suicide Prevention Coalition Development Grant Program and the Suicide Prevention Activities Grant Program.

New Suicide Prevention Coalition Development Grant Program Funding Range: up to $10,000
The purpose of this grant is to promote the development of geographically-diverse suicide prevention coalitions or task forces in order to build a statewide network to prevent suicide deaths and suicidal behaviors in Kansans, including youth aged 10-24. This grant supports one year of funding to assist suicide prevention coalitions in becoming operational, assessing local needs, and implementing suicide prevention training and other projects.
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Suicide Prevention Activities Grant Funding Range: up to $2,000
The intent of this grant is to fund activities planned by Kansas organizations to prevent suicide deaths and suicidal behaviors in Kansans, including youth aged 10-24. The time period for this grant is January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.
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