Who We AreWelcome 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
Training and Events2014 LOSS Conference September 9-10, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
First Annual Suicide Prevention 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk, September 13, Veterans Memorial Garden, Lincoln, NE
Norfolk LOSS Team Training, August 26, Prairie Room at FRHS East Campus, Norfolk, NE
News and Updates
Recent Awareness Stories
1st Annual LOSS Scramble a Success
Dave Griek’s 1st Annual LOSS Scramble, presented by NTV took place Friday, August 8th at Awarii Dunes Golf Course in Kearney, NE. Dave lost his father to suicide when he was 10 years old. Ever since this experience he has wanted to do more to help others with this difficult grieving process. He teamed up with others in the community to begin the initial stages of creating a Kearney Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team.
With the help of the newly formed Kearney LOSS group, the golf tournament had a great turnout with 37 registered golfers. There were several prizes raffled off at the event and even a chance to win a new car from Midway. We are looking forward to seeing the Kearney team continue to grow and reach out to the community providing suicide outreach and support. NTV ABC Kearney, aired a moving segment on the LOSS Scramble; visit their website to view the segment (the video is titled “Kearney LOSS – Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors” under the Vital Signs tab).
Check Awarding Ceremony Held on July 8 in Norfolk, NEThe Northeast Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition was awarded a $10,000 grant check from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. The check awarding ceremony was held on July 8th in Norfolk and included a balloon release.
Resources for suicide attempt survivors being addedIn accordance with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), resources for suicide attempt survivors are being added to this website. Those seeking immediate information should see the AAS website.
Nebraska Inter Service Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC) Meeting
News ArchivesClick here for previous news stories and events
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition NewsletterThe Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is now publishing a newsletter. To sign up for the Coalition Newsletter, please click here.