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State Awards $230,000 to Fund Kansas Suicide Prevention Efforts

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KPR) – A state agency has awarded the Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters (KSPHQ) more than $230,000 to support suicide prevention efforts across the state. Laura Howard, secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), has announced the agency has awarded $231,616 to KSPHQ

The funds will be used in part to organize an in-person meeting of the Kansas Suicide Prevention Coalition that includes suicide prevention/intervention training. The money will also help advocates review and update a statewide suicide prevention plan.

Kansas communities interested in pursuing funding opportunities for suicide prevention projects should visit this part of the KDADS website.