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 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
Teen Suicides Doubled in Nebraska in the Last Year
Read the recent article in the Lincoln Journal-Star about suicide issues in Nebraska.
Click here for previous news stories and events