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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students and the third leading cause among people aged 15-24 years in Nebraska. Please see the resources and tools below for suicide prevention in Nebraska and the nation.
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSSPC) is a voluntary group made up of committed and passionate people representing public and private agencies, suicide survivors, and Nebraskans interested in suicide prevention. NSSPC is recognized by the State Department of Health and Human Services as the primary group responsible for coordinating Nebraska’s suicide prevention efforts.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on NSSPC please visit the coalition website.
Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS)
The LOSS Team consists of trained survivor and mental health professionals acting as volunteers to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. The LOSS Team is activated by first response officials when a suicide occurs to provide resources, support, and hope to suicide survivors. The volunteers provide immediate assistance to survivors to help them cope with the trauma of their loss, provide follow-up contact with the survivors, and coordinate the utilization of services and support groups within the community.
If you would like to contact the LOSS team, visit the the LOSS Team website.
To Form a Local Suicide Prevention Group
Are there prevention coalitions already at work in your area that you can join? One source for information is your Regional Prevention Coordinator.
If there are no existing groups or coalitions focusing on suicide prevention, consider forming a local group – Identify others in your area who might be interested in joining with you (schools, healthcare, human services, survivors, parents, faith groups).
Bring interested people together and decide what additional information you need to begin to prevent suicide in your area. You may wish to consider contacting the State Suicide Prevention Coalition for assistance. You may also wish to apply for a mini-grant to support your coalition’s development and activities through the Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Project.
Work together in your community to identify opportunities to promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem and to promote screening awareness, early intervention, and “post-vention” activations for survivors of suicide.
Other Helpful Resources
- Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
- Coalition Guide Resource to assist and guide communities and leaders through the process of building a coalition
- Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition