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

1st Annual Central Nebraska LOSS Walk – May 28 at 5:30pm
The Central Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team invites you to attend their 1st Annual LOSS Walk. The LOSS Walk will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Yanney Park in Kearney, Nebraska. Registration for this event is $15 for adults and $10 for youth; RSVP online at http://go.unl.edu/nr6x or via paper registration.
Click here to view the walk flyer and paper registration form.

3rd Annual Lincoln/Lancaster County LOSS Walk and Fun Run – May 30 at 10:00am
The Lincoln/Lancaster County Team invites you to attend their 3rd Annual LOSS Walk and Fun Run: Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope. The LOSS Walk and Fun Run will be 2-miles along the scenic Holmes Lake limestone trail in Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration for this event is $20 for adults and $10 for youth; register online at http://go.unl.edu/t0a4 or via paper registration.
Click here to view the walk flyer and paper registration form.

Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference
The Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference will be held on July 21-23 in Kansas City, MO.
Click here for the conference flyer or register online at http://bit.ly/MWSP15


News and Updates

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

To sign up for the Coalition Newsletter, please click here. For previous newsletters, please visit our news archive.

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.