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  • 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.

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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

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 this year. For more information, visit the conference web page.

Featured Resources

New “Suicide in America” Infographic
To show the enormous impact this public health problem has on individuals, families, workplaces, the healthcare system, and society, and to promote its prevention, the  National Council created a new infographic, "Suicide in America."

NET Airs Program About Suicide Awareness and Prevention
"Ask A Question, Save A Life," a program recently aired on NET Television, discusses three groups of people at high risk for suicide: youth (suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Nebraska), the military and older adults. Click here to see the full video.

Means Restriction Resources for Emergency Departments and Families
Means Restriction brochure is available for download here.
To request copies of the brochure please contact us or call 402-472-5678.

Nebraska Resources
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.

Omaha World-Herald Recognizes Suicide Prevention Efforts
Suicide prevention is an uphill battle but we are making progress in Nebraska. The cooperative effort of organizations across Nebraska was lauded in an online article for the Omaha World-Herald on October 6. This editorial reviews the statistics across Nebraska for suicide in comparison to national figures and what efforts we’ve made to reduce the number of people affected.

The article includes quotes from Scot Adams, director of the Department of Health and Human Services' Behavioral Health Division, calling the coordinated effort on suicide prevention “impressive” and that he was “struck by how effectively local organizations worked together on the issue.”

Read the full article here.

NSSPC Featured in National Council Magazine

The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSSPC) and professionals from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) were featured in the National Council Magazine (2012, Issue 2). NSSPC was cited for their work in aiding communities to restrict lethal means of suicide in homes. This accolade was featured in an article by Denise Bulling, Senior Research Director at the PPC, and Dave Miers, Co-Chair of the NSSPC in the Nebraska Says There Is No End Without Means article. Kate Speck, Senior Research Manager at the PPC was quoted and commended for her work in education workshops this year. Check out the articles on pages 124 and 154!

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 see the links below:

February 2013
September 2012 Events
September 2012 Newsletter
May 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
April 2011
January 2011

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