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The Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act was enacted by the United States Congress in 2004 to provide funding specifically for youth suicide prevention. The legislation is named in memory of the son of U.S. Senator Gordon Smith, J.D. (D-OR).  Learn more about Garrett Lee Smith
Nebraska first received a grant under this act in October 2009 and the second in October 2014. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, Nebraska’s Behavioral Health Regions, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition are partnering to carry out activities for this grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. 

Nebraska’s State Suicide Prevention Plan
Click here to access the 2016-2020 plan for preventing suicide in Nebraska.

Project Evaluation
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center serves as the evaluator for Nebraska’s grant. Click here to see the latest evaluation products or learn more about the data we are monitoring to track the project’s success.

Contact Us
If you need immediate help, call 1-800-273-TALK.

Click here to send an email to the Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Project



This was developed under a grant number 1U79SM061741-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) via the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.