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

Mental Health 101: Information for Clergy and Pastoral Lay Persons – September 16, 2015
Join the Kim Foundation on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the C&A Industries Building (13609 California, Webster 2 Conference Room, Omaha, Nebraska). Participants at this training will learn the definitions and symptoms of mental disorders and substance abuse, discuss challenges and provide recommendations on providing assistance to parishioners, and be presented information on community treatment providers, available resources, and how to access them. There is no cost to attend this training; however, space is limited to the first 40 participants to register. RSVP to Cyndi Muhlbauer at 402-661-3139 or cmuhlbauer@LFSneb.org
Click here to view the training flyer.

Mental Health 101: Information for Clergy and Pastoral Lay Persons – September 16, 2015
Join the Kim Foundation on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the C&A Industries Building (13609 California, Webster 2 Conference Room, Omaha, Nebraska). Participants at this training will learn the definitions and symptoms of mental disorders and substance abuse, discuss challenges and provide recommendations on providing assistance to parishioners, and be presented information on community treatment providers, available resources, and how to access them. There is no cost to attend this training; however, space is limited to the first 40 participants to register. RSVP to Cyndi Muhlbauer at 402-661-3139 or cmuhlbauer@LFSneb.org
Click here to view the training flyer.

Healthy Youth Nebraska: Addressing Risk, Resiliency & Barriers to Success Conference– September 21-22, 2015
The Healthy Youth Nebraska: Addressing Risks, Resiliency & Barriers to Success Conference will be held September 21-22, 2015 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Grand Island Midtown Holiday Inn (2503 S Locust, Grand Island, NE). The keynote speaker for Monday, September 21 is Dr. Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH who will present on “Holistic Approaches to Positive Youth Development in Addressing Health Disparities”; the keynote speaker for Tuesday, September 22 is Dr. Ruben Baler, Ph.D. who will present on “Addiction as a Brain Disease: What Does Science Tell Us?”. Registration for this conference is $35.
Click here to register.
For more information, contact Micaela Meismer at 42-471-0538 or Michaela.meismer@nebraska.gov
Click here to view the conference brochure.

Mental Health Awareness Week – October 4-10, 2015
The 2015 Mental Health Awareness Week will include a Mental Illness Awareness Walk on Friday, October 2 at the Lincoln Regional Center (West Prospector Place and Folsom Street); a presentation by Kevin Hines, author of Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt, on Tuesday, October 6 at Bryan Medical Center’s East Campus; a free health fair immediately before and after Kevin Hines’ presentation, and the 5th annual Run to Overcome 5k walk/run and 10k run on Saturday, September 19.
Click here to view the Mental Illness Awareness Week brochure.

National LOSS Conference, Fort Worth Texas, October 7-9 -Registration is now open!
Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County in partnership with the National LOSS Team Committee will host the National LOSS Team Conference on October 7-9, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel (815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102). Call 817-870-2100 to reserve your room.
Click here to register, or click here for more information.

News and Updates

1st Annual Central Nebraska LOSS Walk a Success!
The Central Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team hosted their 1st Annual LOSS Walk on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Yanney Park in Kearney, Nebraska. An estimated 65 people attended the LOSS walk, which included a 2-mile walk, balloon release, and suicide prevention and awareness presentation from walk cofounders Dave Griek and Renae Zimmer.    

KETV Chronicles Suicide Prevention
KETV looked into what is being done in schools to help students and parents prevent suicide.
Click here to watch the broadcast.

Mother Wants to Start Suicide Prevention Group
Donna Wolff, a suicide survivor, was interviewed by 10/11 news regarding her quest to start a LOSS team in northeast Nebraska. Click here to view the video and read the corresponding article.

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.

News Archives

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Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Newsletter

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February 2013 newsletter

 
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.