Talk About
Feeling Bad

How We Started

#WeSupportU started at Wichita State University in 2015 when WSU counseling services was awarded the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant in order to develop a local suicide prevention program. From that grant, was born the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope™ campaign and Preventing Suicide Training, which was WSU’s promise to support their students’ mental well-being. Now, you can help support your community or organization with the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope™ comprehensive prevention approach. We continue to be affiliated with the University and as a non-profit, we are committed to developing quality, engaging, evidence-based content at an affordable price for anyone interested in supporting community mental health and preventing suicide.

How to Talk About Feeling Bad

How to Talk About Feeling Bad is a zine produced by the Wichita Journalism Collaborative through a grant from the Wichita Foundation. It discusses topics around mental health, suicide prevention and community resources. The zine includes 5 personal stories featuring local people and artists. It also teaches the Share, Ask, Support method for helping yourself and others in a mental health crisis.

featuring art work by German Andrade, Geli Chavez, Paris Jane, Danny Echo, Lindsey Kernodle, Honeybee O’Gee, Carlos Palomino, Genna Gehring, Brittany Schaar, Dale Small, Austin Storie, and Allison Stucky.

Check out the zine to learn more about how to handle mental health conversations. The zine also includes local and national crisis resources, available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Download the zine below.

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