Tag: suicide

About a month ago, Sharla Miller was scrambling. She knew she needed to do something; the response from last year’s “13 Reasons to Fly SEK” conference had been too positive to ignore. Yet the pandemic…

WICHITA (AP) — The city of Wichita has seen a 70% increase in suicides this year and police officials said Monday stress caused by the coronavirus outbreak is likely a major factor. As of Friday,…

TOPEKA — The bipartisan duo of U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Jon Tester of Montana celebrated signing of legislation they introduced to curtail suicide among veterans by more aggressively connecting them with mental…

The Senior Life Solutions team from Allen County Regional Hospital filled the courthouse fountain with blue and purple rocks adorned with messages of hope as part of Suicide Awareness Month. Residents are encouraged to leave…

LAHARPE — Barely a month after the Federal Communications Commission approved a new three-digit suicide prevention hotline, LaHarpe Telephone Co. became one of the first providers in the area to offer the 988 service to…

Dear Carolyn: My partner made an offhand comment this week that if life had to remain this way indefinitely — sheltering in place — he would probably decide it was “not worth living.” I understood…

Equally as unfortunate as it is unsurprising, gender inequality has followed us into the new decade. Our unwelcome visitor takes many forms, but an inequality given significantly less attention than the wage gap, or catcalling,…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says his top issues as he prepares to become chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee are suicide prevention and ensuring that veterans get the care they deserve…

Isabelle Cole tried to be the perfect daughter, the one her family didn?t have to worry about. For years, the family?s focus was on her older sister who had cancer. Even though she survived that,…

Sometimes, it’s OK to not be OK, Matt Stuckey said. Stuckey, who along with Lori Cooper is in charge of youth ministry services at Iola’s Wesley United Methodist Church, is eager to tackle the stigma related…