Suicide Prevention

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 or Text CONNECT to 741741

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 or text?

If you feel you are in a mental health crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call or text us. Family members or others concerned about someone else who may be experiencing a crisis are welcome to connect 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:

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

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.

Suicide Statistics

Read the Suicide Statistics for Wichita and Sedgwick County

Survivors of Suicide

Download a handbook created especially 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