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Contact

  • Marilyn Cook, COMCARE Director

    Marilyn Cook
    Executive Director

    934 N. Water
    Wichita, KS 67203

    If you need immediate assistance,
    please call our Crisis Line at 316-660-7500.

    For a first appointment, please call 316-660-7540
    or click here to learn more about about accessing our services.

    For general inquiries, please click here.

    TTY: 1.800.766.3777

COMCARE

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is talking about suicide, please call the suicide prevention hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

(316) 660-7500

Crisis Intervention Services, now a part of our Community Crisis Center (CCC), has been the suicide prevention service for many years in Sedgwick County. At CCC, priority is given to callers who are at risk for suicide.

Who should call?

If you feel you are in a mental health crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call us. Family members or others concerned about someone else who may be experiencing a crisis are welcome to call as well. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, and mental and physical illness. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will share options for treatment and resources available to help. For information on Mental Health First Aid Training, please click here.

Upcoming Suicide Prevention Events:

Please join us at the upcoming ASIST Applied Skills training in Wichita, Kansas October 12 & 13 at the Lanny J. Wallace Army Reserve, 3130 George Washington Blvd, in Wichita, Kansas. Registration is $100 for the two-day training and includes training materials, snacks and lunch. This training is sponsored by the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

ASIST is a two-day (16 hour) workshop that teaches how to intervene and save a life from suicide. Over a million people around the world have participated in this award-winning program. Most people thinking about suicide don’t actually want to die, but they need help deciding to stay alive. You don’t need any prior training to attend ASIST—just a willingness to make a difference. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. Please register to attend at http://oct2016asist.eventbrite.com.

Mental Health First Aid Training (click here for upcoming trainings)

Suicide Prevention Coalition

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to promote and implement evidence based approaches, local research and community change to reduce the impact of suicide with the ultimate goal of zero suicides in Sedgwick County.

2014 Suicide Statistics

Read the 2014 Suicide Statistics for Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Survivors of Suicide

Download a handbook created specially for those left behind that provides information about grief, stress, support systems and healing.

Los sobrevivientes al suicidio: un manual para aquellos que se quedaron

Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors

Articles and Printed Materials

Community Resources


Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.