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.


Make a donation.

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.  

Email CounselingCenter@hqkansas.org

Training & Education

Help us mobilize communities and volunteers to offer local training and to support the crisis lifeline.

Email CounselingCenter@hqkansas.org

Policy & Advocacy

Support our work with state and local officials, communities and young people to take action for suicide prevention.

Email SuicidePreventionCenter@hqkansas.org

Suicide Prevention & Public Awareness

Share and support our campaigns to help change mental health outcomes. 

Email SuicidePreventionCenter@hqkansas.org

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. Email heyhq@hqkansas.org for more information.

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone – call us!
– (785) 865-2600
– Thursday – Sunday 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

Ruby Mae Johnson

Ruby Mae Johnson

Interim Executive Director

Hope Blankenship

Hope Blankenship

Director of Operations

Jared Auten

Jared Auten

Crisis Line Director

Michelle Fales, Board Chair
Julia Butler, Vice Chair
Adnan Pekusic, Treasurer
Elwood Ott, Board Member
Adam Weingartner, Board Member
Stephen Maceli, Board Member