988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – Year 1 impacts

When: 1 - 2:30 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Sept. 7

Where: Kansas Health Institute: 212 SW 8th Avenue - directly across the street from the Kansas Statehouse (directions & parking info here)

The lifeline has now been in operation for a full year and has seen successes with response to those in crisis. Join KHI for a panel discussion, including behavioral health professionals and others who have played an instrumental role in the lifeline’s implementation. We’ll share data from the first year of operation and discuss next steps for this vital resource to Kansas individuals and families. 

Panelists will include representatives from:

Chelsea Booth, Ph.D., Public Health Advisor in the 988 Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services    Administration (SAMHSA)
Laura Brake, M.H.S., Director of Crisis Services, Behavioral Health Services Commission at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Monica Kurz, Vice President of External Programming, Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ
Representative Brenda Landwehr, House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature
Aaron Newton, L.C.S.W., Director of Clinical Operations, HealthSource Integrated Solutions

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We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for this event. For inquiries about accessibility or to make a reasonable accommodation request, please contact Lyndsey Burkhart at or (785) 233-5443.

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat