NET2 Airs Documentary on Veterans and their Families Coping with Brain Injury and PTSD
A one-hour television special entitled "Healing on the Homefront: Brain Injury & PTSD" aired on NET2 in November. The documentary follows three veterans and their families returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their experiences as they struggle to understand their loved ones' new world of brain injury. In the second half of the program, Sgt. Trevor Stryker, a Marine Corps Veteran from Grand Island, NE will share his story of the struggles he encounters with alcoholism and eventual diagnosis of brain injury and PTSD. For more information, visit the website: http://www.netnebraska.org/extras/homefront/.
Norfolk Mom Shares Story of Son's Suicide
This article tells the story of Donna Wolff of Norfolk, NE who lost her son to suicide two years ago. She began the SOS Support Group in Norfolk and is working with the Northeast Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition to inform the public about suicide. To view the article about Donna and the recent Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training in the Columbus area, click here.
Not Alone Podcast: Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Kim Foundation and station KCRO, channel 660 AM based out of Omaha, have partnered to produce a live, talk radio program, Not Alone, focused on behavioral health and recovery. On September 6, they interviewed members of the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Listen to the podcast here.
LOSS Team in the News
The goal of the Local Outreach Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team is to offer help and hope to further suicide survivors in the Lincoln area. This article tells the story of how these brave survivors have come to their position on the LOSS Team, as well as the journey they have taken together in helping others deal with traumatic experiences like their own.
- Click here to view the first in the three-part series of articles in the Lincoln Journal Star.
- The second article tells how Lincoln/Lancaster LOSS Team came to be. To view the article, click here.
- The Lincoln Journal Star published a final article about the story of Cindy Lange-Kubick, a woman who is trying to get the word out about the LOSS Team. Click here to view the article.
Suicide Survivors Seminar in Norfolk, NE
Donna Wolfe, a representative of the Norfolk Coalition of Suicide Prevention seed grantee, is a suicide survivor on a mission to help others move forward after losing close family members or friends to suicide. As a result of her education and advocacy efforts, a Suicide Survivors Seminar will be held on June 10th at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE. Click here to read more.
Channel 10/11 News Story about Suicide Prevention in Nebraska
Click here to view the video.
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Bylaws Approved
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition voted to approve their bylaws on December 3, 2010.
To download the Nebraska State Coalition Bylaws click here.
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September 2012 Events
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