Who We AreWelcome 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
Training and EventsRun to Overcome, September 28, 2014, Lincoln, NE
News and Updates
The 4th National LOSS Conference was a great success
Dr. Frank Campbell, the founder of LOSS, served as the keynote speaker on the first day of the conference. His dedication and passion to suicide prevention has assisted in the development of LOSS teams worldwide. Dr. Campbell has made available a networking listserv on his website, individuals interested in starting LOSS teams can join at www.lossteam.com
Dr. Campbell and Dr. Don Belau facilitated a LOSS team panel discussion, which included LOSS team representatives from Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Nebraska, and Indiana.
Dr. Belau presented on the Impact of Language on the Survivors of LOSS. Dr. Belau’s presentation included a skit that involved a LOSS team call-out scenario involving Dr. Belau, Lezlie Culver (Tarrant County LOSS Team, Texas), Terri Marti (Nebraska LOSS Team), Jennifer Fry (Outreach Coordinator, Nebraska LOSS Team), and Dr. Dave Miers.
Dr. Miers presented on “Family Needs Following the Suicide of a Teenager.” Jennifer Fry presented a poster featuring the Nebraska LOSS Team during the poster session; many other states participated in the poster session which served as an opportunity to network and learn. Several other breakout sessions were also available for participants to attend.
The conference was a great success in furthering networking and collaboration amongst the states to help each other grow the LOSS Team concept to other counties/areas within their states. The 5th Annual National LOSS Conference will be hosted by the Tarrant County LOSS team in Fort Worth Texas on October 8-9, 2015. Additional details can be found at www.mhatc.org
National DEA Medication Take-Back Event on September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KETV Chronicles Suicide Prevention
Mother Wants to Start Suicide Prevention Group
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition featured in the Kim Foundation’s 2014 Grant SpotlightEach 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
1st Annual LOSS Scramble a Success
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 ArchivesClick here for previous news stories and events
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