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Lincoln, Nebraska posts Suicide Prevention Signs in Parking Garages
About 250 suicide prevention signs will soon be installed in 12 city and five University of Nebraska-Lincoln parking garages -- fulfilling a goal of a coalition formed in the wake of a spike in suicides by young people. Read the full article from the Lincoln Journal Star.

National LOSS Conference, Fort Worth Texas, September 28 & 29, 2016 Registration is now open! Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County in partnership with the National LOSS Team Committee will host the National LOSS Team Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel (815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102). Call 817-870-2100 to reserve your room.
For more information, visit the conference website.

State Suicide Prevention Coalition Raising Awareness
”Members of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition are reaching out to families and individuals to help raise awareness about mental health issues.” Watch the story from 10/11 News.

Suicide is Preventable
“The experts say there are three things a community can do,” said Dave Miers, manager of mental health services for Bryan Medical Center and a member of the Lincoln Lancaster Coalition for Suicide Prevention. “Training your (parking garage) staff on what to look for, signage, and barriers.” Read the full article from the Lincoln Journal Star.

Teen Suicides Doubled in Nebraska in 2014
“Way too many young people across the state ended their lives last year, says Don Belau, Doane College associate dean, school psychologist and mental health provider.” Read the full article from the Lincoln Journal Star

 



This was developed under a grant number 1U79SM061741-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) via the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.