One in four people battles depression, and for some it leads to suicide. But it doesn’t have to.
FOX4 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 Hotlines
If you are thinking of hurting or killing yourself, please call the new National Suicide Hotline # at 988.
You can also still call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
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.
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 988.
Suicide Help Information Online
- SAMHSA’S National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Awareness Survivors Support of Missouri and Kansas
- Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas
- American Psychiatric Association
- Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
- Chronic Illness – Resilience Building
- Mental Health Association of the Heartland
- National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force of Kansas
- Children’s Mercy Division of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences