If you need immediate help, call
EIRF Form Links
Early Identification, Referral and Follow-up (EIRF):
Did You Know…
- Every 2 hours and 11 minutes a person under age 25 dies from suicide.
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Nebraska youth ages 15-19.
- Nebraska’s suicide rate for youth ages 10-24 exceeds the national rate.
Hope Begins With You
Youth Suicide Prevention
The Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Partnership is working to decrease the suicide rate among young people in Nebraska.
Click here to see upcoming training events.
Click here to see opportunities with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Funding Opportunity – Fall 2015
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Project are pleased to announce an opportunity for community or faith-based groups in Nebraska to apply for grants of $2,000 to implement practices to prevent suicide.
Applications are due September 20, 2015
Click here for more information and instructions.
Click here to download the application form (MS Word) (PDF)
Nebraska’s Network of Care provides quick access to information about where to get behavioral health help in Nebraska
Nebraska Family Helpline is available 24/7/365 for families with youth in crisis. Call 1-888-866-8660 for help.
In the News
Senator McGill Brings Suicide Prevention and Awareness to the Forefront
Senator McGill remains resolute in her focus on the mental and behavioral health needs of youth in Nebraska by introducing LB 923, a bill requiring training on suicide awareness and prevention for school personnel. “LB 923 is part of a greater conversation we need to have about mental health in Nebraska,” said Sen. McGill. A hearing for LB 923 was held on Monday, January 27, 2014.
Those attending the hearing include (back row) Dave Miers, Frank Brickacek, Senator Amanda McGill, Jason Rosso, (front row) Jeanne Pfeifer, Aileen Brady, Jean Duffy, Marilyn Tallman, and Amie Nelson.
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.
To see past newsletters, please click here.
February 2013 Newsletter