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.
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.
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)