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Preventing suicide is one of our society's greatest challenges. That's why The Flint Hills Volunteer Center has developed this Suicide Awareness P.A.C.T. podcast. P.A.C.T. stands for Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, and Training. The Suicide Awareness P.A.C.T. Podcast will feature personal stories and professional perspectives. This podcast series is funded in part by the Kansas Health Foundation, AmeriCorp Seniors, and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.
 
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Suicide awareness and prevention is key to saving lives. In Wamego, Kansas, a student group is working toward helping their fellow schoolmates identify warning signs. Here's a delightful and compelling interview with Keldin and Cara. flinthillsvolunteercenter.com #suicidepact #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #AmeriCorps…
 
Every community has individuals that "fall through the cracks." The list includes people who have dealt with addictions, mental health challenges, desperation or trying to reintegrate into society after spending time in the penal system. Scott Voos of Manhattan, Kansas, saw this void and created "Be Able." In this episode, Scott describes his exper…
 
Dantia MacDonald is a Manhattan, Kansas, resident that has suffered from severe mental illness and was on a suicidal track. She found help. Now, she's helping others. Hear of her efforts through a Manhattan agency called "Morningstar" and the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). It's a poignant tale of despair, recovery, and hope. #NAMI #Ame…
 
Law enforcement officers are often the first responders to suicide threats and completions. Riley County Police Department's Director, Kurt Moldrup, and Officer Joshua Berard, share their experiences and discuss the training and tactics that have been helpful in preventing potential suicides, helping families who've lost loved ones, and how the off…
 
Funeral services can be challenging for those who've lost loved ones to suicide. Melanie Nord is a pastor at First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, and also works with families and funeral homes, to bring messages of hope and faith to those that are mourning. In this episode, Melanie shares how she constructs her messages for these services. M…
 
Troy Hartman is the pastor of the Rock Hills Church in Manhattan, Kansas. In this episode of Suicide P.A.C.T., Pastor Troy shares how recklessness in his younger years led him to dark places, and how he was able to find peace through faith, and turn his life around. It's a profound interview. “P.A.C.T.” is an acronym for “Prevention, Awareness, Com…
 
The director of USO Kansas, Mark Claussen, came up with a super cool concept: therapy dogs for those that serve in our military. In this episode of Suicide Awareness PACT, Mark tells Lori and Dave how rescue dogs Farley and Remi, are reaching out to soldiers, and how their senses can tell if a soldier is experiencing mental health struggles. Follow…
 
True Colors is a nonprofit organization that provides direct services, advocacy, and education in support of queer and trans youth. Executive Director, Katie Curtis-Baker, and Founder, Jayme Morris-Hardeman, speak about the mission of the organization, and youth that often experience suicidal thoughts. truecolorsfh.com flinthillsvolunteercenter.com…
 
We're honored to have Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran stop by for an interview for the Suicide Awareness PACT podcast. Senator Moran co-sponsored legislation that created the 988 Suicide Hotline number, which goes into effect July 16th. Senator Moran speaks about the stories that lead to the creation of the hotline number. Thank you, Senator Moran!…
 
Chaplain Jordan Henricks serves in the U.S. Army. In this episode, Chaplain Henricks tells his story about grieving the loss of his high school sweetheart, and how that event led him on a path to faith and service. Along with co-hosts Dave Lewis and Lori Bishop, the Chaplain also addresses the pressures U.S. soldiers deal with and, how the military…
 
Mel Pooler is a retired educator and has worked tirelessly to advance suicide awareness. On this episode of "Suicide P.A.C.T.," hear her story, along with co-hosts Dave Lewis and Lori Bishop, as they discuss the life and deaths of their loved ones. “PACT” is an acronym for “Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, Training.” It’s a collaborative effort w…
 
Rachel Braddy is a young Manhattan woman born with Thrombocytopenia Absent radius a rare disorder characterized by low levels of platelets in the blood and absence of the long, thin bones of the forearms. Rachel was the victim of horrific bullying during her school-age years, and even now as an adult. In this episode, she describes her experiences …
 
Wilma Naylor of Eldon, Missouri, and her daughter, Megan Horton of Wamego, Kansas, have lost 2 family members to suicide. Hear how their stories of loss impacted their lives, and how they’ve lived with them. “PACT” is an acronym for “Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, Training.” It’s a collaborative effort with the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, the…
 
Gary LaGrange is a retired Col. with the U.S. Army. During his Army career, he was keenly aware of the number of suicides in the military. He created the S.A.V.E. Farm outside of Manhattan, KS, as a way to use agriculture to help soldiers with PTSD to transition to non-military life. Here’s the story of his work, and his latest effort, “Valor Honey…
 
Tyrone Townsend is a licensed professional counselor. His clinic, Townsend Counseling Services” is at 205 S 4th Street in Downtown Manhattan, KS. In this episode of the FHVC PACT podcast series, Townsend tells co-hosts Lori Bishop and Dave Lewis of his experiences growing up in a big city, his days as a Riley County Police Officer, and some stories…
 
In the initial episode of The Flint Hill’s Volunteer Center’s “Suicide PACT” podcast series, FHVC Executive Director, Lori Bishop, tells co-host Dave Lewis why she’s working on suicide awareness. “PACT” is an acronym for “Prevention, Awareness, Compassion, Training.” It’s a collaborative effort with the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, the Kansas Heal…
 
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