Welcome to the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition web site. Suicide is very real public health problem in Nebraska. This site is a collaborative venture intended as a gateway to information about suicide prevention in Nebraska. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
Project Relate has additional Nebraska suicide prevention and mental health resources.
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Meetings
The next Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition regularly meets each month. For the next meeting date, please see the calendar. The meeting will be available via Telehealth video-conference network in some locations. If your site is interested in participating in the meeting via Telehealth, please contact Dave Miers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Don Belau at email@example.com
News and Updates
Seed Grants Available
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, in partnership with The Kim Foundation, is offering seed grants in the amount of $1,000 to organizations for suicide prevention work in their communities. Applications are due by May 1, and may be submitted to Jordan Jacobsen.
FAQ Seed Grants 2013
Seed Grant Application
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Suicide Prevention & Outreach Coordinator
LOSS Walk & Silent Auction
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) is hosting Surviving the Stigma: A Walk for Hope at Holmes Lake Park. This walk and silent auction is not only a fundraiser for a great cause, but also an opportunity to connect with other survivors and provide support to reduce the stigma and bring home. Proceeds will assist in day to day operations, supplies, training, and provide scholarship opportunities for LOSS Team Members to attend training. Registration is $10 and includes a walk t-shirt. Sponsors include Bryan Health and Campbell and Associates LOSS Team. For more information, click here.
2013 LOSS Conference: Save the Date!
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation in partnership with the National Loss Team Committee invites you to save the date for The National Loss Team Conference: In the Journey of Loss, We Can Find Meaning Again. The conference will be held September 10-11, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Frank Campbell will serve as the Keynote speaker this year. For more information, visit the LOSS Website.
NSSPC Featured in National Council Magazine
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSSPC) and professionals from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) were featured in the National Council Magazine (2012, Issue 2). NSSPC was cited for their work in aiding communities to restrict lethal means of suicide in homes. This accolade was featured in an article by Denise Bulling, Senior Research Director at the PPC, and Dave Miers, Co-Chair of the NSSPC in the Nebraska Says There Is No End Without Means article. Kate Speck, Senior Research Manager at the PPC was quoted and commended for her work in education workshops this year. Check out the articles on pages 124 and 154!
New “Suicide in America” Infographic
To show the enormous impact this public health problem has on individuals, families, workplaces, the healthcare system, and society, and to promote its prevention, the National Council created a new infographic, "Suicide in America."
Nebraska LOSS Team
In coordination with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and the LOSS Development Group, the Lincoln-Lancaster Outreach to Suicide Survivors Team began operating in July, 2009. The goals of the Lincoln-Lancaster Team are to both provide the clear message of hope, so that survivors can move through their time of shock and despair, and to sustain itself indefinitely within the Lincoln-Lancaster County community. Learn more at the Nebraska LOSS Team website.
NET Airs Program About Suicide Awareness and Prevention
"Ask A Question, Save A Life," a program aired on NET Television, discusses three groups of people at high risk for suicide: youth (suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Nebraska), the military and older adults. Click here to see the full video.
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Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Newsletter
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is now publishing a newsletter. To sign up for the Coalition Newsletter, please click here.
February 2013 newsletter
For previous newsletters, please visit our news archive.
Means Restriction Resources for Emergency Departments and Families.
Means Restriction Brochure