Lindsey Doolittle

Presenting in Kansas City


Lindsey Doolittle is a speaker, author, and suicide loss survivor. After her late husband, Sgt. Brett Doolittle of the Kansas City Kansas police department, ended his life in 2015 she chose to turn his suicide into something open, honest, and good. She fully believes that postvention is prevention and openly shares with her audience the warning signs she witnessed and how her life has been transformed as a suicide loss survivor. She also discusses the importance of her children’s book Goodnight Mr. Vincent van Gogh and how it offers a gentle way of explaining a loved one’s suicide without sweeping it under the rug. Lindsey’s book helps break down the stigmas by starting a truthful conversation with our youth. Check out more at

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and identify warning factors
  • Identify stigmas and how to better support individuals and families with lived experience
  • Gain knowledge on the importance of posttraumatic growth in suicide prevention

Biographical Sketch:

  • 2018 – Speaker; United States Army; Ft. Leavenworth (3rd quarter)
  • 2018 – Speaker; Roeland Park Police Department; City Hall
  • 2018 – Speaker; United States Army; Ft. Leavenworth (2nd quarter)
  • 2018 – Author Signing; American Association of Suicidology Conference; Washington DC
  • 2018 – Speaker & Author Signing; Grief Support Network, Kansas City
  • 2017 – Speaker & Author Signing; University of St. Mary, Kansas
  • 2017 – Live televised interviews with KSHB-TV’s KC Live & Nichols At Night
  • 2017 – Board Member & Group Facilitator to SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support)
  • 2017 – Published “Goodnight Mr. Vincent van Gogh”
  • 2017 – Owner of