Who We Are

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.

Don’t Be Sidelined is a mental health public awareness campaign created in September 2012 through the collaboration and support of various non-profit and health and human service organizations across the state of Nebraska; Don’t Be Sidelined is led by The Kim Foundation in partnership with Husker Sports Marketing.

Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Meetings
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition regularly meets each month. The meetings are available via Telehealth video-conference network in some locations. For more information, visit the Coalition page.

Training and Events

Suicide Awareness Month Proclamation Event, September 2, 2014 at 11:00 am, Governor’s Office
(1445 K St, #2316, Lincoln, NE 68508)
2014 LOSS Conference September 9-10, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
First Annual Suicide Prevention 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, September 13, Veterans Memorial Garden, Lincoln, NE

News and Updates

The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition featured in the Kim Foundation’s 2014 Grant Spotlight

Each year, The Kim Foundation awards grants to organizations that are carrying out innovative, sustainable mental health programming. This year, The Kim Foundation is spotlighting these organizations in their monthly e-newsletter. The NSSPC was featured in The Kim Foundation’s most recent e-newsletter. The Kim Foundation is proud to support the NSSPC, and applaud them for their vision and commitment to improving the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness. Read the article here.

Recent Awareness Stories

In the wake of Robin Williams’ death, many local and national news agencies committed themselves to reporting on suicide prevention awareness. Click the links below to read some of the awareness stories reported by local news agencies.
10/11 News “Robin Williams’ Death Unveils Suicide Warning Signs, Misconceptions"
KETV 7 “Battling Depression is No Laughing Matter”
KMTV “Spotlight on Depression Amid Robin Williams Death”
Lincoln Journal Star “Understanding Depression: Nothing ‘Blue’ About It”
Livewell Nebraska “In Wake of Robin Williams’ Death, What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Suicidal”
WOWT NBC Omaha “Breaking the Stigma Associated with Depression and Suicide”

1st Annual LOSS Scramble a Success

Dave Griek’s 1st Annual LOSS Scramble, presented by NTV took place Friday, August 8th at Awarii Dunes Golf Course in Kearney, NE. Dave lost his father to suicide when he was 10 years old. Ever since this experience he has wanted to do more to help others with this difficult grieving process. He teamed up with others in the community to begin the initial stages of creating a Kearney Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team.

With the help of the newly formed Kearney LOSS group, the golf tournament had a great turnout with 37 registered golfers. There were several prizes raffled off at the event and even a chance to win a new car from Midway. We are looking forward to seeing the Kearney team continue to grow and reach out to the community providing suicide outreach and support. NTV ABC Kearney, aired a moving segment on the LOSS Scramble; visit their website to view the segment (the video is titled “Kearney LOSS – Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors” under the Vital Signs tab).  


News Archives

Click here for previous news stories and events

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.

Bryan LGH Medical Center University of Nebraska Public Policy Center The Kim Foundation
This website was developed [in part] under a grant number 1U79SM059176-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.