The question can’t help but be asked.
One in four people battles depression, and for some it leads to suicide. But it doesn’t have to. FOX 4 encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about depression. Silence helps no one. Below you’ll find helpful information that will benefit those battling depression or suicidal thoughts.
If that person is you, know that there are people who care.
Suicide Help Information
If you are thinking of hurting or killing yourself PLEASE call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).
Learn how lifestyle changes can help you battle depression. KU is running clinical trials. To learn more call 785-864-4274 (leave a message) or visit http://psych.ku.edu.
If you are struggling and need to talk to someone who understands, call 1-866-WARM-EAR or 913-281-2251.
If you need more information or a referral, please call Mental Health of America at 913-281-2221.
No matter your financial situation, there is help available. Please seek help if you or someone you know is suffering.
Suicide Help Information Online
- SAMHSA’S National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Suicide Awareness Survivors Support of Missouri and Kansas
- American Psychiatric Association – Educational Information
- Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
- Chronic Illness – Resilience Building
- Mental Health Association of the Heartland
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Team Fidelis
- Greater KC Mental Health Coalition
- Mental Health KC
If you are having suicidal thoughts, we urge you to get help immediately.
Go to a hospital, call 911 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).
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