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EIRF Survey 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.
Seed Grants Available
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, in partnership with The Kim Foundation, is offering seed grants in the amount of $1,000 to organizations for suicide prevention work in their communities. Applications are due by May 1, and may be submitted to Jordan Jacobsen.
FAQ Seed Grants 2013
Seed Grant Application
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Suicide Prevention & Outreach Coordinator
LOSS Walk & Silent Auction
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) is hosting Surviving the Stigma: A Walk for Hope at Holmes Lake Park. This walk and silent auction is not only a fundraiser for a great cause, but also an opportunity to connect with other survivors and provide support to reduce the stigma and bring home. Proceeds will assist in day to day operations, supplies, training, and provide scholarship opportunities for LOSS Team Members to attend training. Registration is $10 and includes a walk t-shirt. Sponsors include Bryan Health and Campbell and Associates LOSS Team. For more information, click here.
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.
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
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