Talk To Someone Now


If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Simply call or text 988 to be connected to someone.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. 

Hope and Healing

Together, we can become a community connected for mental wellness. Our community’s response chooses hope and healing as the means to recovery. Hope and healing empower connectedness and support at a community level to reduce suicide and promote mental wellness for everyone in Buffalo County. Utilize the resources below for you, your family, loved ones, and anyone who needs support. 


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Get Help 

The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. Click the link to access the lifeline, to find out what happens when you call or text the lifeline, or more information if you are unsure.

Help Someone Else

If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.

I've Lost Someone: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

I’ve Lost Someone 

You are not alone. Suicide affects millions each year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides hope for you, your family, and your community. Find resources for how to talk about loosing someone. 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

Region 3 Behavioral Health Services




Region 3 offers many different trainings on mental health and suicide prevention. Visit to learn more about each of them.

4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845

308-236-7669 fax

Richard Young Hospital

Richard Young provides a broad continuum of care for all ages ranging from intensive inpatient to outpatient services. Patients benefit from treatment programs designed specifically for their unique biological, psychological, spiritual, and social needs. For more information, please call (308) 865-2000.

1755 Prairie View Place
Kearney, NE, 68845

Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.

More Local Resources

Click the link below for a full list of resources and contact information.
Buffalo County Mental Health Resources

Partner Organizations

Central Nebraska Loss Team - Post Vention

The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team consists of trained survivor and mental health professionals acting as volunteers to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. Suicide survivors are those persons who have had a loved one complete a suicide and are at risk due to their emotional response, which may include the use of unhealthy coping strategies or attempting suicide themselves.

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 more information, contact the LOSS Team Coordinator at (402) 865-2000.

Visit Central Nebraska Loss Facebook page

McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation


Founded in 2017, the foundation is dedicated to making changes in the hopes of creating a more positive and healthy community with the mission of preventing teen suicide by fostering awareness, resilience, and social change. Being kinder, recognizing mental illness, opening up the conversation, and making our world a little more hopeful is the organization’s goal.


The Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Suicide Prevention Coalition has a mission to reduce suicide in Buffalo County with a focus on education, prevention, intervention, and mental wellness promotion. Their vision is to instill hope & healing by empowering mental wellness to save lives. They work to address the link between mental health and substance abuse, identify those at risk for hopelessness, reduce barriers to use of mental health resources, and promote mental wellness in the workplace. For more information visit

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Community Gathering
The Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted a panelist discussion in the spring of 2018. It was the first “Hope and Healing” event designed to bring the community together in its efforts to prevent suicide and support those facing mental health challenges.
Community Gathering

The Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted a panelist discussion in the spring of 2018. It was the first “Hope and Healing” event designed to bring the community together in its efforts to prevent suicide and support those facing mental health challenges.

Every Brilliant Thing

Crane River Theater is excited to announce the premiere of “Every Brilliant Thing” written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe as a part of its twelfth production season. “Every Brilliant Thing” tells the inspiring story of a young kid who creates a list of all the things that makes life worth living for his mother so she doesn’t try to leave the world again. “Every Brilliant Thing” showtime starts at 7 pm from June 3-5 and 2 pm on June 6 located at The Village in Kearney. For more information:

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