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If you are in a crisis and/or are contemplating suicide, please call:

Local: 1 (888) 279-8188 (24hrs/day)  |  National: 1 (800) 273-TALK or text “talk” to 741741 (24 hours/day)

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver

Life truly is precious. Comprehensive Mental Health Services is a committed partner, working towards the goal of zero deaths by suicide. CMHS addresses suicide awareness and prevention through several avenues.

CMHS is part of the Zero Suicide collaborative initiative between healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers to impact those in our care so that they seek help as an alternative to suicide.

As part of our commitment to suicide awareness and prevention, CMHS hosts the annual #AcceptZero 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and to honor and remember those who have died by suicide and the families who have suffered loss.

The funds raised from participation in the #AccceptZero 5k Run/Walk are used to provide awareness and prevention supports in our community that would not be funded in any other way. The 2021 #AcceptZero 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th at the Truman Sports Complex at 9 AM.

Kansas City Mayor’s Challenge, a SAHMSA-funded initiative targeting outreach and support to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF).

This ongoing initiative is committed to providing training for non-veteran agencies to better equip them to meet the specific needs of SMVF’s, to work with agencies to ensure that they identify SMVF’s by Asking the Question “Have your or a family member ever served in the military?”, and to have an impact in lessening deaths by suicide among service members, veterans, and their families who are not accessing veteran’s services due to stigma.

CMHS believes suicide is preventable. It takes everyone to make this goal a reality. It does not take a college degree or professional experience to help someone who is contemplating suicide. As QPR trainers, CMHS is committed to teaching the public how to ask the question, listen and persuade the person to seek help, and know the places to refer the person for care to address the mental and emotional health issues that lead to contemplation of suicide.

QPR Training is built on the CPR model, it is for the layperson to learn how to have a positive impact in the life of a person contemplating suicide.

If you or your organization is interested in QPR training, please contact development@thecmhs.com.

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For more information, please contact us at
(816) 254-3652.

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