Headquarters, Inc. is now KSPHQ, or the Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ

Several years ago, Headquarters was restructured to include additional programs outside of the counseling center. The new organization name was Headquarters, Inc., the “parent organization,” (or “umbrella,” if you will) of Headquarters Counseling Center, the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and future programs, partnerships, and opportunities to serve where there is a community need.

To better serve the public, Headquarters, Inc. will become
KSPHQ, or the Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ–still the home of Headquarters Counseling Center and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Continue reading “Headquarters, Inc. is now KSPHQ, or the Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ”

#KSAGMonth

March is Kansas AG Month

Agriculture, Farmers and Ranchers specifically, remain the group with one of the highest rates of suicide. If you know anyone in the in the AG community, learn the warning signs of suicide. If you’re concerned that someone you know may be considering suicide, use this guide to talk to them.

Of course, if you need any help or you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. As your local Lifeline Crisis Center, your call will come to Headquarters first. If for any reason we are unable to answer, your call will “roll” to another crisis center.

You can also call Headquarters directly at 785-841-2345, chat online at CrisisChat.org or text KANSAS to 741-741. Continue reading “#KSAGMonth”

2019 Annual Report

From the Chair of the board of directors, Liz Gravatt:

Greetings, friends of Headquarters!

Perhaps you heard, but this year we turned 50! Sometimes called a golden anniversary, it was indeed an incredible year. For half a century, we have been saving lives; and for half a century, you all have made that possible. Your continued offerings of time, energy, and financial support have provided all of Kansas with compassionate and knowledgeable help and support for five decades, and we’re ready for the next five. Continue reading “2019 Annual Report”

Suicide prevention hotline to have three-digit number for mental health emergencies: 988

Joel Shannon

USA TODAY

A three-digit suicide prevention hotline number will soon make seeking emergency mental health help more like calling 911, federal regulators announced Thursday.

When the months-long process is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency, just as 911 connects people in need to first-responders for other emergencies.

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