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Suicide Prevention Month 2020

So much of suicide prevention depends on preparing for crisis before it happens. During this campaign, we are sharing video and social media content to help build skills around planning for crises and normalize conversations around mental health and personal safety.

Follow the Kansas Prevention Collaborative on Facebook and Twitter to follow along with the campaign. Each week will have a different theme:

  • September 1st-6th: #IChooseToday
  • September 7th-9th: Safe Plan: Tips for Creating a Working Safety Plan
  • September 14th-20th: Safe People Week: Tips for building supportive connections with others
  • September 21st-27th: Safe Living Week: Tips for prioritizing safe storage
  • September 28th-30th: #BecauseOfThis

To be part of the #IChooseToday movement, download the social media toolkit and share the content throughout the month of September!

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-8255 or chat with the Lifeline online.

In 2017, suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in Kansas. (CDC)

73.8% of Kansas suicides in the past decade have been men. (KHI, 2018)

28.69% of Kansas teens reported that they had seriously considered suicide. (KCTC, 2020)

53.8% of Kansas young adults reported that they or someone close to them had been concerned about their mental health at least once in the past month. (KCTC, 2019)

16.8 Veterans die by suicide in the U.S. daily. (VA, 2018)

Safety Plans are “associated with a reduction in suicidal behavior and increased treatment engagement“. (JAMA Psychiatry)

If you or someone you know is in crisis

Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454