These warning signs may mean that someone is at risk of suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and seems related to a painful event or loss
Immediate Warning Signs:
- Talking or writing about suicide
- Has a plan
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Making preparations for suicide (giving away belongings, writing a suicide note, looking for means to attempt suicide)
Other Warning Signs: Continue reading “Warning signs of suicide”
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”
A Note from HQ CEO Steve Devore
In an effort to keep our volunteer counselors safe and healthy, Headquarters, Inc. is temporarily closing off our office to visitors. As part of this precautionary step, all staff will work remotely, and meetings/trainings will be suspended or take place virtually. Administratively, Headquarters, Inc. will maintain business as usual, remotely. Continue reading “KSPHQ Covid-19 precautions”
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”
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”