Every Kansan deserves the chance to live a full life. But today, 1 in 5 Kansans struggle with their mental health and thousands experience suicidal thoughts every day. It doesn’t have to be this way.
HeadQuarters Kansas is leading a movement to prevent suicide and build resilience in Kansas. Since our founding in 1969, we’ve pioneered crisis and counseling services, training, advocacy and awareness initiatives to provide help, hope and healing to all Kansans.
Together with volunteers, leaders and partners like you, we’re creating safer communities where every one of us — survivors, supporters or someone struggling — can find the connections we need to live healthy, hopeful and resilient lives.
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Your support matters and every dollar helps!
Crisis & Counseling
Join our team of volunteers providing free services via 988, in-person counseling and mobile response services.
Training & Education
Help us mobilize communities and volunteers to offer local training and to support the crisis lifeline.
Policy & Advocacy
Support our work with state and local officials, communities and young people to take action for suicide prevention.
we get you because
we are you.
heyHQ is a peer-to-peer support line for Kansas kids 18 and under. We’re a safe space where you can call and talk about what you’re going through – and find help and hope with kids like you.
Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone – call us!
– (785) 865-2600
– Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 4-7pm
Or call/text 988 anytime.
Youth-to-Youth. No judgment. Confidential
Feeling down, overwhelmed or stressed? If you or a loved one needs help or wants to talk, our trained counselors are standing by to help. Call, text or chat anytime, 24/7/365. All calls are free and confidential.
Local Crisis Line: 785-841-2345
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 or text HELP to 988
Online Chat: 988lifeline.org
Vice President of Policy & Prevention
Crisis Line Director
Director of Operations
Michelle Fales, Board Chair
Ruby Mae Johnson, Vice Chair
Whit Downing, Secretary
Adnan Pekusic, Treasurer
Julia Butler, Board Member
Leslie Hale, Board Member
Elwood Ott, Board Member
Ramon Gonzalez, Board Member
Adam Weingartner, Board Member