News & Events

FCC Report on the NSPL Improvement Act of 2018

August 29, 2019

This report recommends that a 3-digit code be used for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. The full report is linked below: 

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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. 

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Releases 2014 Annual Vital Statistics Report

October 16, 2015

KDHE has released the most recent annual report on Vital Statistics in Kansas, which includes data and statistics on suicide deaths in the state.

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Governor Brownback Signs Suicide Prevention Week Proclamation

August 31, 2015

On Friday, August 28, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation designating September 7 - 13, 2015 as Suicide Prevention Week.

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KDADS Releases Revised State Suicide Prevention Plan - July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is proud to announce the release of the revised Kansas Suicide Prevention Plan.

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