News & Events
KDHE Press Release: Suicide on the Rise June 7, 2018
On June 7, 2018 the CDC (Center for Disease Control) produced a report detailing increases in suicide rates across the country. Kansas experienced a dramatic increase in suicide deaths particularly for women. Kansas is ranked 19th for suicide death rates and fifth for overall change in suicide rates.
Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention CoordinatorMay 14, 2019
On May 7, 2019, the Kansas Legislature approved a bill that would create a position for a Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator. This position would implement recommendations of the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force. The goal of the Task Force is survey efforts underway in Kansas to reduce the incidence of youth suicide and provide recommendations on further steps that can be taken. For a full summary of the Task Force's work follow this link:
Kansas Prevention Conference 2019: Call for PresentationsMay 14, 2019
The Kansas Prevention Collaborative is excited to announce the second annual Kansas Prevention Conference. The Conference will be held in Wichita on October 1-3, 2019. Proposals for presentations are currently being accepted. All suicide prevention partners are encouraged to share a presentation about the important and innovative work being done in their communities.
Prevention TalKS- Preparing for Suicide Prevention MonthJuly 31, 2018
Join KSPRC director, Monica Kurz, for a one hour webinar about preparing to participate in National Suicide Prevention Month on Social Media. Webinar is this Thursday, Aug 2 at noon CST. Topics will include a review of the National Action Alliance's Safe Messaging Framework, and resources for joining the conversation in September.