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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

On average, one person dies by suicide every 28 hours in Nebraska. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34.
We served over 23,000 Nebraskans with awareness and education programs last year and added virtual training opportunities.
In 2020 we held 12 community and campus walks that cumulatively raised over $225,000

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Volunteer Opportunities

Advocate for Suicide Prevention
Repeats every day until Thu Mar 24 2022.
Friday, September 17th, 2021
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Suicide Prevention Education and Awareness
Repeats on the first Wednesday of the month until Tue Mar 01 2022.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 December 2021
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

Omaha Area Out of the Darkness Walk September 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm Read more »
AFSP Nebraska Volunteer Orientation/Volunteer 101 December 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Read more »

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