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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Statement on the death of Eric Harkness

LAWRENCE, KS (JULY 16, 2019) –  We recently learned of the death of Eric Harkness, president of the Kansas Mental Health Coalition, and the NAMI Kansas Board. Eric was a passionate mental health advocate and will be greatly missed. His voice as a consumer advocate and his conviction to provide comprehensive mental health services to all Kansans were such important strengths that he brought to the daily work of advocacy in Kansas. Headquarters, Inc. offers our condolences to Eric’s family, friends, and everyone touched by his work and spirit. Continue reading “Statement on the death of Eric Harkness”