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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 (CIS) has been the suicide prevention service for many years in Sedgwick County.  At CIS, priority is given to callers who are at risk for suicide. 

Suicide Prevention Coalition

Wichita Out of the Darkness Walk

Register today for the Wichita Out of the Darkness Walk. Hundreds of communities across the country will host similar walks of 3-5 miles, raising funds and awareness about suicide. Find our booth at the walk. For more information, contact Rick Burr.

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.

Clinical Principles of "Zero Suicide"

Clinical Principles of "Zero Suicide" training will be held at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita on July 25, 2014. This event is sponsored by Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention, Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita.   Register to attend this training.

The “Zero Suicide” Alliance promotes four large mental health system projects that have dramatically reduced and even eliminated suicide. The key clinical practices in “Zero Suicide” are presented in this training for clinicians and community first responders.

2014 Annual Report

Read about the goals, activities, accomplishments and members of the coalition in 2014.

Survivors of Suicide

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

Download Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors.

Suicide Cluster Response Plan

Suicide clusters among teenagers and young adults in Sedgwick County have prompted intense concern among parents, students, school officials and others affected by the suicides in our community.  In response to these concerns, the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition has developed this guide to help community leaders proactively respond to suicide clusters or situations that might develop into suicide clusters.

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