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Suicide Prevention in Topeka

Crisis & Suicide Prevention

For children and teens, sometimes problems at home or school can get bad enough, they become overwhelming and out-of-control — even harmful and dangerous.

Important note: If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. 

Do not call Family Service & Guidance Center for a life-threatening emergency. Crises are as unique as the youth and families that experience them. What may be a crisis for one child may be an ordinary, everyday experience for another; however, parents should seek out help if a child or teen is experiencing any of the following:

  • Is at risk of harming themselves or others
  • Attempting homicide or death by suicide
  • Showing extreme physical aggression, violence or defiance
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t really there
  • Is struggling with mental health challenges and substance use disorders
  • Has an FSGC treatment plan and needs help working through the safety/crisis plan

Family Service & Guidance Center offers crisis services 24/7/365. If you think your child is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 785.232.5005 and ask to speak to Crisis Services.

You can also text or call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

How to Talk Kids About Suicide 

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Help is available, whenever your child needs it most

For children and teens, sometimes problems at home or school can get bad enough, they become overwhelming and out-of-control—even harmful and dangerous. When problems are no longer manageable, parents or guardians should get help. Help is available 24/7/365 with crisis and suicide prevention in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center.


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Why choose FSGC

Family Service & Guidance Center is the only community mental health center in Kansas dedicated exclusively to meeting the unique mental health challenges of children, teens and families.

We serve over 10,000 children each year from more than 30 Kansas counties with direct clinical services, education and outreach. Our highly trained, dedicated professionals are here to help.

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Don’t let little problems become big ones.

We know how hard it is to be a parent. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register your child for services at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner they get started, the sooner they’ll begin to heal.

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