Building a Community:
Resources for Professionals 

Mental Healthcare Provider Training and Presentations:

C.A.L.M. for Providers: Environmental safety measures are key in creating safety from suicide. In this session, mental health providers will increase their skills in assessing for access to lethal means and joining with clients in how to plan for safety. Particular attention is paid to navigating firearm safety.

Suicide Risk Assessment:

The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS) is an evidence-based suicide screening tool that is considered the “gold standard” in risk assessment. This training session focuses on building competence and confidence in assessing for suicide risk. The training provides participants with the structure, scoring of the CSSRS, practice utilizing the scale, and examples of next steps for suicide risk management. There is no mental health provider requirement to use the CSSRS. It is a tool for the community at large.

Managing Suicide Risk in Substance Use Treatment Settings:

This presentation was adapted from SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 50). It is geared toward substance use treatment professionals. Participants will learn about the link between substance use and suicide, gain insight into their personal attitudes about suicide, and learn warning signs for suicide risk.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training):

This is a two-day workshop for learning suicide intervention skills. The focus is on learning to identify suicide risks and developing a plan with the person at risk to stay safe for now. Participants are taught to identify possible warning signs for suicide including changes in behavior such as isolation, withdrawal, discussing suicide, increase in substance use, aggressiveness, and feelings of hopelessness or pain. Participants are then taught to identify a plan that will keep the person safe which often includes helping the person seek longer-term support or treatment.

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Kansas Prevention Coalition

Suicide prevention work in Kansas has long been undertaken by local coalitions with intimate knowledge of their communities and resources. Aiming to elevate the work of local coalitions and create equity in resources, information and supports, the Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition provides a space for individuals, nonprofits, state and federal agencies, corporations, and local coalitions to come together to create connections and gain access to emerging research and best practices in suicide prevention.

Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition:

The Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition is the realization of years of diligence and advocacy by countless advocates across the state. Aiming to create equity in resources, information and supports, the KSPC provides a space to create connections and gain access to emerging research and best practices in suicide prevention.

Reaching Out:
Resources for Those Seeking Help

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Suicide Survivor Support

Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist

Open Counseling

Open Path Collective

AFSP Therapist Directory

Sexual Violence

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)

National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7)


Live Chat 

Sexual Abuse & Assault of Boys & Men | Confidential Support for Men

MaleSurvivor: Male Sexual Assault & Abuse Support for Men

Domestic Violence

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence | National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline:


Live Chat 


Text “LOVEIS” to 1-866-331-9474

State Coalitions and Contact Info


LGBTQ Resource List | GLAAD

The Trevor Project 


Get Help Now

Click “Trevor Chat” 

Text “START” to 678-678

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association


Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm ET

Friday 11:00am-5:00pm ET


Pilot hours Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00pm ET

Eating Disorders Screening Tool

Indigenous Resources

Indian Health Service Suicide Prevention

Zero Suicide in Indian Country

Suicide Prevention Resource Center AI\AN settings

Awareness Resources

Recommendations for reporting on suicide

Kansas Prevention Collaborative

Framework for successful messaging from the National Action Alliance

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Kansas Suicide Prevention Plan 2021-2025


Additional Data Sources:

Kansas Violent Death Reporting System Infographic

Trevor Project Youth Mental Health Report

CDC Suicide Prevention Fast Facts