The ANSWER (Adolescents Never Suicide When Everyone Responds)
Network is a coalition, which includes law enforcement officers,
mental health professionals, educators, the faith community,
parents and youth, to address the serious problem of teen suicide.
During the spring of 2000, ANSWER Network partnered with the
Mental Health Association of the Heartland, which was providing
Teen Suicide Prevention programming to schools in the Kansas
City metropolitan area, to work jointly on this issue. The goal
is to educate everyone about the risks of teenage suicide and
to provide resources for help in an effort to reach our mission
of eliminating teen suicide.
Mental Health Association of the Heartland
739 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
phone: 913/281-2221 ext. 130
NAMI Kansas is a state affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They provide support, advocacy, and education
dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals
affected by brain disorders that manifest as mental illness.
They are committed to collaborating with colleagues in the
mental health system to ensure the development and implementation
of appropriate public policy and equitable distribution of public
funds. They support and encourage medical research relating to
brain disorders and participate in community research programs.
NAMI - Kansas
112 SW 6th, Suite 505
P. O. Box 675
Topeka, KS 66601
toll-free phone: (800)539-2660
The Self-Help Network of Kansas is a statewide clearinghouse
for self-help groups. The Network's mission is to promote awareness
and use, enhance the effectiveness, and improve understanding
of the nature of all Kansas self-help groups.
The Self Help Network
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260-0034
toll-free phone for Kansas: 800/445-0116
Mission: Kansans of diverse backgrounds improving the emotional well-being and safety of Kansans through state-wide sharing of information about suicide attempts and deaths in Kansas and about effective suicide prevention practices
Vision: Creating a suicide-free Kansas, where quality mental health services are available, trusted, and used when needed, without stigma
See listings in Surviving Suicide Loss area of the website of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Our trained volunteer and paid staff improve the emotional well-being and safety of adults and children through readily available counseling, education, and information services. Headquarters provides services that are free, confidential, and availabe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.