Sedgwick County...working for you


  • Marilyn Cook, COMCARE Director

    Marilyn Cook
    Executive Director

    934 N. Water
    Wichita, KS 67203

    If you need immediate assistance,
    please call our Crisis Line at 316-660-7500.

    For a first appointment, please call 316-660-7540
    or click here to learn more about about accessing our services.

    For general inquiries, please click here.

    TTY: 1.800.766.3777


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Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is talking about suicide, please call the suicide prevention hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

(316) 660-7500

Crisis Intervention Services, now a part of our Community Crisis Center (CCC), has been the suicide prevention service for many years in Sedgwick County. At CCC, priority is given to callers who are at risk for suicide.

Who should call?

If you feel you are in a mental health crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call us. Family members or others concerned about someone else who may be experiencing a crisis are welcome to call as well. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, and mental and physical illness. No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will share options for treatment and resources available to help. For information on Mental Health First Aid Training, please click here.

Upcoming Suicide Prevention Events:

For many suicide loss survivors, attending a Survivor Day is the first time they realize they are not alone. Just hearing the stories—from people at all stages of healing—can be helpful. The gathering also provides participants with a chance to share their own stories with those who understand firsthand the challenges of living in the aftermath of a suicide loss.

The Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on Saturday, November 19 at Via Christi Hospital. Please see the attached flyer for more details. The event also includes a screening of Life Journeys: Reclaiming Life after Loss, a new American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-produced Survivor Day documentary that traces the grief and healing journey that follows a suicide loss over time. Drawing on stories and insights from long-term loss survivors, the film shows us that through resilience and support we can achieve hope and understanding in our lives while celebrating the lives of those we lost.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Via Christi Hospital 3600 E. Harry Wichita
RSVP to Denise Van Dorn at or 316-858-0216

Please help spread the word about this important event.

Click here for Survivors Day flier

Click here for Party for Prevention Flyer. For more information, you can go to

Mental Health First Aid Training (click here for upcoming trainings)

Suicide Prevention Coalition

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition is to promote and implement evidence based approaches, local research and community change to reduce the impact of suicide with the ultimate goal of zero suicides in Sedgwick County.

2014 Suicide Statistics

Read the 2014 Suicide Statistics for Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Survivors of Suicide

Download a handbook created specially for those left behind that provides information about grief, stress, support systems and healing.

Los sobrevivientes al suicidio: un manual para aquellos que se quedaron

Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Guide for Funeral Directors

Articles and Printed Materials

Community Resources

Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.