To the editor:
Kansas’ suicide rate (not attempts, dead Kansans) has risen 30 percent in the last year. Starting this week, Headquarters Counseling Center, the only Kansas agency on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has cut its hours 33 percent because its broke. This breaks a streak of HQ giving free counseling (suicide and other) every minute since 1969.
How many more dead sons, daughters, fathers and mothers would there have been this last year without a caring, mostly volunteer agency like Headquarters being on those phones. We are closer to finding out. You get what you pay for, and what you don’t.