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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.
"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 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
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.
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
September 2012 Newsletter