A Big Helping of Hope After Losing Someone To Suicide

Marcia Epstein

Every other Tuesday evening for an hour and a half, people gather for laughter and tears, questions and stories, and most of all for a big helping of hope. It's a group that you you'd rather not be eligible to join. But for those who have lost a loved one, ...

From A Former Director's View

Marcia Epstein

Please understand that as of November 20, 2013, I am in no way affiliated with Headquarters, Inc., and therefore I am not communicating as a representative of that remarkable organization which is approaching its 44th anniversary on December 16, 2013. About that remarkable organization: To understand the list below, I ...

You Can ASIST

Marcia Epstein

Too many Kansans die by suicide. We are saddened by the news that in 2012, 505 Kansans died by suicide, a huge increase over past years. Now we have the challenge and opportunity to make a difference. Let's do it! Show people that getting help for emotional pain is just ...

#KindnessTools

Marcia Epstein

This week, September 8-14, is National Suicide Prevention Week. For this week, and all weeks, Headquarters, Inc. in Lawrence, Kansas says, "Kindness rules!" Please join in the center's #KindnessTools campaign. During Suicide Prevention Week, we challenge you to use #KindnessTools, activities which promote suicide prevention and spread kindness. Complete at ...

Everyone Plays A Role

Marcia Epstein

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Headquarters Counseling Center, and Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention invite you to join in the discussion "Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy into Action." Participants will learn what they can do to help reduce suicide attempts and deaths in our community. ...

Headquarters Counseling Center Receives 2013 Crisis Center Excellence Award

Marcia Epstein

Headquarters Counseling Center was honored with the Crisis Center Excellence Award by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) at their conference in Austin. The annual Crisis Center Excellence Award recognizes one center for addressing crisis and life-threatening problems in their community. The nomination stated: “It is hard to imagine any ...

Headquarters Counseling Center Assists Public Television

Marcia Epstein

When Kansas City's public television station, KCPT, determined it was time to promote suicide prevention, who did they call? Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence. Since 1969, HQCC has provided a wide range of services locally: referrals to needed services, Children's Safety Education programs, a bereavement group, "life support" counseling available ...

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