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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

Suicide is the 13th leading cause of death in Nebraska. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24.
We served over 23,000 Nebraskans with awareness and education programs last year and added virtual training opportunities.
In 2021 we held 11 community and campus walks that cumulatively raised over $350,000 for suicide prevention research and programming.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Advocate for Suicide Prevention
Repeats every day until Tue Apr 18 2023.
Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Suicide Prevention Awareness and Education Committee
Repeats on the first Wednesday of the month 12 times.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
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AFSP Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
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AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
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Omaha Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Saturday, September 17th, 2022
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AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation
Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Upcoming Events

AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 June 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Read more »
AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 August 31, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Read more »
Omaha Area Out of the Darkness Walk September 17, 2022 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Read more »
International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day November 19, 2022 - 11:30am to 2:30pm Read more »
AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 December 8, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Read more »

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