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.

News and Updates

Connect Training on April 25 in Norfolk, Nebraska
Faith Regional Hospital, Nebraska Room (2700 W. Norfolk Ave.)

Join the Northeast Nebraska Coalition for Suicide Prevention, United Way, and Northeast Community College at the Faith Regional Hospital’s Nebraska Room on Friday, April 25 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for Connect Postvention Training. Connect Postvention Training helps service providers respond in a coordinated and comprehensive way in the aftermath of a suicide or any sudden death. Connect fosters relationship building and the exchange of resources among participants. Highlights of this training include best practices on how to coordinate a comprehensive and safe response to a suicide, strategies for reducing the risk of contagion, suggestions of how to talk to survivors of suicide loss to promote their health, and identification of community resources to promote healing. CEUs will be available for mental health practitioners, social workers, and nurses!

To register call: 402-841-3834
Click here to view the training flyer.

Suicide Outreach Coordinator Named

We would like to welcome Jennifer Fry as the Outreach Coordinator at Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska. Jennifer Fry graduated Summa Cum Laude of her class with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Doane College. Her undergraduate career focused on crisis intervention, suicide prevention, grief and bereavement management, and the mental health of rural cultures. Jennifer is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Doane College and plans to become dually licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner and Drug and Alcohol counselor. As a graduate student, Jennifer has focused her research on suicide prevention and postvention, earning her several accreditations. Jennifer is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Suicidology and currently serves on the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Lincoln/Lancaster County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team.

"Surviving the Stigma: A Journey for Hope"
2nd Annual LOSS Walk and Fun Run - May 31, 2014
The 2nd annual LOSS Walk and Fun Run will be held at Holmes Lake Park on Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 am. This two-mile walk and fun run will befit the Lincoln/Lancaster County LOSS Team and will help bring awareness to the community. Registration for this event is $20 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and younger; registration includes a free t-shirt and bracelet (registration must be received by May 17 to guarantee a shirt)! Those wanting to remember their loved ones may purchase a remembrance balloon to be displayed at the event. Contact Jennifer Fry with any questions.

Click here to register for the LOSS Walk and Fun Run.

2014 LOSS Conference: Save the Date!
September 9-10, 2014, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation in partnership with the National LOSS Team Committee invites you to save the date for The National LOSS Team Conference: “Postvention, It’s About Time!”.  The conference will be held September 9-10, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Frank Campbell will serve as the Keynote speaker. For more information, visit the conference web page.

News Archives

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Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition Newsletter

The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is now publishing a newsletter. To sign up for the Coalition Newsletter, please click here.

February 2013 newsletter

For previous newsletters, please visit our news archive.

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.