National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line






 We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline and crisis Text Line provide 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

For more information on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, click here.

For more information on the Crisis Text Line, click here. 


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


More Resources
Click the link below for a full list of resources and contact information.
Suicide Prevention Resources

Partner Organizations

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

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.


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.
Kearney's Dancing with the Stars
12 dancers will be featured performers for a fund-raising spectacle on March 23 at Younes Conference Center, sponsored by Kearney’s Rotary clubs. By voting for the 12 dancers online and the night of the event, Kearney’s Rotary clubs plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars to stop suicide, benefitting Central Nebraska LOSS Team, McKenna’s Rae of Hope, and Buffalo County Community Partners’ Hope and Healing. Additionally, the funds will support local and international Kearney Noon Rotary and Kearney Dawn Rotary projects. For more information visit


1755 Prairie View Place, Kearney NE 68845

Mailing Address: Po Box 1466 Kearney NE 68848
Office: 308-865-2284

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