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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.
Josh Rivedal and “The Gospel According to Josh” are coming to Nebraska! This event, sponsored by the State Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Northeast Nebraska Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and the Norfolk Area United Way, event features Josh Rivedal in a 15 character, one-man show about a journey through religion, reality TV and his father’s suicide. A panel discussion on youth suicide prevention will follow each performance (note: Josh may also give a commentary about the performance and his life instead). This performance is free and open to the public. See the flyer for additional details!
Like doing good for your body and your community? During the months of August and September, Natural Grocers in Lincoln and Omaha will be matching donations (up to $15,000) benefiting the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition. Your donations will help save the lives of children and youth at risk of suicide. Natural Grocers in Lincoln is located at: 212 N 48th Street. Natural Grocers has two locations in Omaha: 7831 Dodge Street and 17602 Wright Street.
2013 LOSS Conference: Save the Date!
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation in partnership with the National Loss Team Committee invites you to save the date for The National Loss Team Conference: In the Journey of Loss, We Can Find Meaning Again. The conference will be held September 10-11, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Frank Campbell will serve as the Keynote speaker this year. For more information, visit the conference web page.
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.
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
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.
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:
September 2012 Events