KeepHealthCare.ORG – Funding not keeping up with mental health demands
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Johnson County mental health officials want more funding for suicide prevention.
More than 400 people were killed by suicide in Kansas in 2013. More than a fifth of those deaths occurred in Johnson County.
Mental health officials say suicide prevention funding is not keeping up with the growing population.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Kansas had the nations 11th highest suicide rate in 2014. To contact Johnson County Mental Health, call (913) 826-4200.
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