Youth Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is affected by suicide, please call for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. 

Many people experience emotional desolation or suicidal thoughts. According to the CDC, “a nationwide survey of youth in grades 9-12 in public and private schools in the United States (U.S.) found that 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide, 13% reported creating a plan, and 8% reporting trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey.”
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, reach out and talk to a safe adult about what’s going on.

Kansas Resources

  • KVC Behavioral Healthcare - Provides case management, therapy, family education and support, transportation and aftercare services
  • The University of Kansas Health Systems: Marillac Campus- A psychiatric treatment facility in Overland Park, Kansas providing treatment specifically for children and adolescents who are experiencing mental health, emotional, behavioral, substance abuse issues and/or a developmental disorder. Marillac provides care 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

How to Talk to Children about Suicide or a Suicide Attempt (Videos)

Resources for Teachers and School Mental Health Providers:

Youth: Teachers


Non- suicidal Self Injury

KYSP Parents

Resources for Parents 

Resources for Friends 

How to Find Therapists or Counselors

Resources for University Students