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 region3.net/training to learn more about each of them.
4009 6th Avenue, Suite #65
Kearney, NE 68845
Richard Young Hospital
1755 Prairie View Place
Kearney, NE, 68845
Suicide Prevention Resources
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 bcchp.org/suicideprevention.
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.
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.
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: https://cranerivertheater.org/every-brilliant-thing/
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.