American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska

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Year Founded:
1987
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jenn Moffett and Amy Reed, Co-Chairs
Main Address:
PO BOX 45739
Omaha, NE 68137
Community Alliance
4001 Leavenworth St – 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68105

What We Do

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

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 4,000 Nebraskans with awareness and education programs last year.
In 2018 we held 11 community and campus walks that cumulatively raised over $245,000.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Chapter Meetings
Repeats on the third Tuesday of the month 24 times.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:15pm
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Firearms and Suicide Prevention Committee
Repeats on the first Monday of the month 12 times.
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Programs and Education Committee
Repeats on the first Wednesday of the month 12 times.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Advocate for Suicide Prevention
Repeats on the first Sunday of the month 12 times.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 (All day)
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Out of the Darkness Walk Sunday, September 8, 2019 (All day) Read more »

Upcoming Events

Omaha Out of the Darkness Walk September 8, 2019 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
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