Headquarters Counseling Center Announces the Addition of Online Emotional Support
Starting Wednesday, June 25 from 2:00 - 4:00p.m., Headquarters Counseling Centerwill begin offering emotional support online via an instant messaging service. Chat hours will be weekly, Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Similar to our telephone crisis counseling, the chat service is both confidential and free to anyone. For the time being, chat services will be limited to users in Douglas County. At a later date, we will expand both our geographical reach as well as our online emotion
al support hours.
Our highly skilled counselors have received additional training to be able to provide assistance to those who reach out online for support. To access this new service, you may click here or click on the "Let's chat" icon on the front page of our website. If you experience problems with the service or experience long wait times, you can always reach us at 785-841-2345, 24 hours a day.
Headquarters Counseling Center Announces Return to 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Response
At midnight, June 2, 2014, Headquarters Counseling Center announced immediate availability of 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, enabling callers from around the state to speak with trained counselors located in Lawrence. "Headquarters has a long history in Kansas of providing excellent service to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We are very excited about restoring the 24 hour service; it has been a very high priority," said Andy Brown, Executive Director of Headquarters, Inc. "This wouldn't be possible without the support of donors and dedicated volunteers. It was one of the quickest returns to 24/7 coverage NSPL officials have seen. They deserve the recognition."
Positive Consumer Impact
Many Kansans have already benefited from calling Headquarters through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When someone dials 1-800-273-TALK (8255) from a Kansas area code their call is routed to Headquarters Counseling Center, one of 160 crisis centers in the Lifeline network. Callers will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to their problems and will tell them about mental health services in their area. The call is confidential and free. Headquarters Counseling Center receives approximately 25,000 calls annually from Kansans.
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Availability
Currently the best way to reach Headquarters Counseling Center is by calling 1-800-TALK (8255). For the future of the agency is also planning on launching online chat support later this summer and is gearing up to promote the use of the MY3 mobile app platform among Kansans.
Founded in 1969, Headquarters, Inc. operates Headquarters Counseling Center as the only American Association of Suicidology accredited crisis center in Kansas. The non-profit organization offers a wide range of programs and services designed to prevent suicide among Kansans, including the federally funded Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Program dn the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Members of the public interested in supporting Headquarters in their suicide prevention efforts may click on the “donations” section on this website.
Check out our Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Headquarters Counseling Center is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology