Sponsored by Madison Avenue Psychological Services


Topic:             When Was the Last Time You Had Thoughts of Suicide?

Presenter:     William Art, LCSW, LSCSW, MSW

When: Friday, August 14, 2015

9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 

This presentation has been approved for 2 C.E.U. hours by the Missouri State Committee of Social Work. A certificate of attendance will be given.

 Location:       Madison Avenue Psychological Services

                        The Penn Tower Building

                        3100 Broadway St., Room 130

                        Kansas City, MO 64111

Free Covered Parking is available in the building.

Suicide can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation even with clients who have the higher risk factors for potential suicide. The way we phrase our questions regarding suicide can make a difference. The way we are listening to our clients regarding suicide can help us connect with their level of pain. Suicide is not about dying. It is, for the most part, about stopping the pain.

Bill Art is a licensed therapist with Madison Ave. Psychological Services. He has presented workshops on suicide and safety to numerous organizations, and in 2012 was a key note speaker at the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Summit which was the catalyst in starting the current Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. He serves on the Suicide Prevention Subcommittee on the Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Prevention coalition.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the warning signs for suicide.
  2. Be skilled in talking and asking about suicide.
  3. Identify the risk and safety factors.
  4. Set up a safety plan for people in a suicidal crisis





Madison Avenue Psychological Services, established in 1981, is a multi-disciplinary group of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors that serve western Missouri, eastern Kansas and Daytona Beach, Florida.  MAPS has seven locations in the greater Kansas City area, one in Lawrence, and one in Daytona Beach.

MAPS is one of the largest private practice mental health organizations in the Kansas City area and offers an integrated seamless service delivery model that includes individual, couple, family and child therapies, personal and professional coaching, intensive outpatient chemical dependency therapy, 24/7 dedicated crisis and trauma services, and much more. Please review our website for specific information about our professionals and helpful information to assist in your decision process.

The professionals at MAPS are committed to providing exceptional care and attention to our clients.  We are dedicated to helping clients work through feelings and issues that impede their best functioning.  Our experienced team of professionals provide the utmost in compassionate mental health care and take pride in meeting clients where they are and addressing their needs.

Kansas City area Madison Avenue Psychological Services offices are located in Midtown Kansas City, Independence, South Kansas City, the Northland, Overland Park and Lawrence KS.  Office hours include day, evening, Saturday, Sunday and limited same-day appointments, based on availability.


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Your Mental Health Tip

When speaking to another person, a simple means of demonstrating commitment in a difference is best shown by first stating what it is you wish or want, then asking the other person what they wish or want, and then reaming open to options toward a solution.