Kansas Suicide Prevention Center Gives Up

Actually, the controversy surrounding recent departures is a mix of politics & culture war.

Here's part of the scenario . . .

In a new letter, which former board chair Michelle Fales provided on Monday, staff members raised new and ongoing concerns.

They wrote that the organization’s funding has been reduced by “at least $745,000” for the upcoming fiscal year; relationships with government agencies and community partners have been damaged; and that “The unjust termination of our colleagues who voiced their concern or disapproval has changed our workplace culture from one of cooperation to one of fear and distrust.”

“These terminations have dismantled the organization, leaving us without critical support and unable to do much important work,” staff members wrote in the letter, sent Friday. “Our now-nonexistant Suicide Prevention Center and its Zero Suicide initiative are obvious, significant casualties.”

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Entire board and interim director of HeadQuarters Kansas resign; new staff letter highlights concerns

The interim executive director of HeadQuarters Kansas and its entire board of directors have resigned. A new staff letter highlights ongoing concerns about the nonprofit suicide prevention organization.