The Kansas Adjutant General's Department offers several services for current and former members of the U.S. military. These include:
Education Programs - These services include Federal Tuition Assistance, State Tuition Assistance, GI Bill Assistance, Testing Services, Student Loan Repayment, Bonuses and Incentives, Academic Counseling, Benefit Counseling, and Education Program Training and Assistance.
Family Programs - Provides training and assistance to Guard families to help them with their quality of life, as well as with the pressures of separation and reunion.
Military ID cards and Military Records - Here you will find a description of the eligibility requirements to obtain a military identification card, plus locations where ID cards may be obtained and links to help you set an appointment. Also, information on obtaining copies of your military records and where you can get your military ID photo taken.
Retirement Services - Information and links on programs, services and benefits for military retirees.
KanVet - A new resources of links for veterans to information from the state of Kansas on employment, education and other topics of interest.
Resources for Service Members and Families in need or in Crisis
Kansas Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Program
The strategy and supporting elements of the Suicide Prevention Program are based on the premise that suicide prevention will be accomplished through the positive action of unit leaders and implementation of command policy. The key to the prevention of suicide is positive leadership and honest concern by supervisors for military personnel who are at risk of suicide and appropriate intervention for all such personnel.
The Kansas National Guard Suicide Prevention Program provides the framework for a valuable program that will assist Commanders and supervisors to work on lowering the risk of suicide for service members, Family members, and civilian employees.
Ensure that 10 percent of each unit is certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and the Ask Care Escort program. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training classes are offered, certified, and tracked by the State Suicide Prevention program. Service members of any rank can attend ASIST and ACE courses.
a. Once identified as being at risk, military personnel will be referred to appropriate helping agencies and tracked by the Unit Commander to ensure problem resolution.
b. Civilian employees identified as at risk will first be referred to the Employee Assistance Program for evaluation and referral to the appropriate health care provider or civilian agencies in the surrounding community.
• NAMI Kansas - Phone: (800) 539-2660
• Headquarters Counseling Center - Phone: (785) 841-2345
• ANSWER/Mental Health Association of the Heartland - Phone: (913) 281-2221
Counseling 24/7, Free
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800.273.TALK (8255) or 800.SUICIDE (784.2433), no charge, 24/7.
Note: Spanish language counselors through Option 2, and conferencing in Tele-Interpreters for other languages is available when needed.
NSPL TDD, 800.799.4889
NSPL chat through www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Veterans Crisis Line chat or text, through website: http://veteranscrisisline.net