American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska

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Year Founded:
1987
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Cindi Horning, Area Director
Main Address:
PO BOX 45739
Omaha, NE 68137

What We Do

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Our goal is to reduce the suicide rate in the US 20% by 2025.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Nebraska Chapter is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

Funding scientific research
Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

In Nebraska we:
Provide free suicide prevention training to create communities that are smart about mental health.
Provide free community outreach and resources by tabling at events, expos and wellness fairs.
Advocate to make mental health and suicide prevention a priority.

Interesting Info

On average, one person dies by suicide every 36 hours in Nebraska. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34.
We served over 18,000 Nebraskans with awareness and education programs last year.
In 2019 we held 11 community and campus walks that cumulatively raised over $280,000.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Advocate for Suicide Prevention
Repeats every week 52 times.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (All day)
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Help with our Out of the Darkness Walk- Sept. 12, 2020
Repeats every week until Sun Sep 13 2020.
Friday, May 29, 2020 (All day)
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Programs and Education Committee
Repeats on the first Wednesday of the month 52 times.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:30pm
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AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:00pm Read more »
Chapter Meetings
Repeats on the third Tuesday of the month during January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November 48 times.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
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AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00pm Read more »
AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:00pm Read more »

Upcoming Events

Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention 101 May 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Omaha Out of the Darkness Walk September 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
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Omaha Survivor Day November 21, 2020 -
11:30am to 2:00pm
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