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Jason Flatt Act - Suicide Prevention

On May 13, 2016, the Kansas Legislature passed SB 323 which is known as the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act. This provision requires each school district to provide suicide awareness and prevention programming to all school staff and notify parents or guardians of students enrolled in their school district of the training materials provided. 

If you or a friend need to talk with someone for help or resources in your area, call or text the National Suicide​ ​Prevention​ ​Lifeline​ at 98, or for an emergency call 911. 

Local ​Resources 

Prairie View (800) 992-6292

Kansas ​Suicide ​Prevention ​Resource ​Center

Local ​Mental ​Health ​Resources ​can ​be ​provided ​by ​school ​counselors ​and ​social ​workers ​to ​any family ​in ​need. 

Other ​relevant ​resources ​for ​youth ​suicide ​prevention

Jason Flatt Foundation

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Page

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- Kansas Chapter 

Center for Disease Control (Suicide) 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention

Greater Kansas American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Facebook Page

The Trevor Project (for LBGTQ students)