Suicide Is 100% Preventable
The Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Initiative is a collaboration among behavioral health providers to drastically reduce suicides and suicide attempts in youth ages 10-24 by focusing on prevention and early intervention. The Zero Youth Suicide initiative has a special emphasis on those at higher risk of suicide.
How Does the Program Work?
- At the request of a hospital, school, or in response to a crisis call the Show Me Zero Youth Suicide team is contacted.
- With permission from the youth and the youth's guardian (if under 18) the suicide prevention case manager will:
- immediately help stabilize the youth
- explain the Show Me Youth Suicide Initiative
- perform an assessment
- The case manager will provide a bridge to services including: short-term intensive case management, connection to long-term care and resources that promote self-care and wellness.
- Improve the system of care for suicidal youth who use hospital emergency rooms, in-patient psychiatric facilities, and/or crisis hotlines.
- Enhance and expand early intervention and prevention efforts in schools and universities.
- Strengthen prevention efforts for youth who are not in school by providing training and outreach to youth-serving organizations.
- Youth ages 10-24
- Reside and/or attend schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area
- Suicidal thoughts or ideation
Contact Our Team
- Phone: (816) 347-3052
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Phone: 1(800) 273-8255
Zero Youth Suicide Program Location
ReDiscover's Fearon Building
901 NE Independence Ave.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086