Suicide Awareness and Prevention

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call or text 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

How You Can Help

  • If you think someone is thinking of hurting or killing him or herself:

    • Don’t be afraid to ask “Are you thinking about hurting or killing yourself?”
    • Do take a “Yes” answer seriously and take steps to support and help
    • Stay with the person
    • Listen!
    • Let them know the limits of confidentiality
    • Be non-judgmental, reassuring and positive
    • Offer empathy, “I care and will help”
    • Offer hope that alternatives are available
    • GET HELP from professionals through the hotline number or other health care professionals

    If you or someone you know is thinking about SUICIDE, please call 316-660-7500.


    Please remember: threats about suicide must be taken seriously! If you suspect that the person is suicidal, ask about it directly. You will not cause someone to kill him or herself by asking him or her about suicide!

Document Resources

Community Resources

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support

    COMCARE Community Crisis Center
    635 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203
    Phone and walk-in services - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Language Line Services

    COMCARE of Sedgwick County – Youth Mental Health Services
    350 S. Broadway
    Wichita, KS 67202

    FCS Counseling (formerly Family Consultation Service)
    Main Office: 
    4505 E. 47th Street South
    Wichita, KS 67210

    Performance Health Office:
    10111 E 21st Street
    Wichita, KS 67206

    Kansas Children’s Service League
    1365 N. Custer
    Wichita, KS 67203 316-686-6671

    Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
    555 N. Woodlawn, Suite 3105
    Wichita, KS 67208

    Sedgwick County Department On Aging
    Information and assistance on available aging services - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday-Friday

    Self Help Network of Kansas
    Information and referral services of Kansas self-help groups - 8:00AM - 5:00PM Monday-Friday

    United Way of the Plains
    Dial 211