BE PART OF THE ANSWER
Benefits of becoming an NCSP member
- Send the message that suicide is a public health issue
- Promote awareness that suicide is preventable
- Help reduce the stigma of suicide
- Encourage help-seeking and help-giving behavior
- Be a voice and/or play a role in shaping suicide prevention in Nevada
- Have an opportunity to network with others who are committed to reducing suicide in Nevada
- Be notified about all suicide prevention events happening across the state
- Help empower communities across the state as a resource to those thinking of suicide and those impacted by a suicide loss
- Reduced membership fees when registering for various NCSP sponsored events such as the Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope, conferences and trainings
- Opportunity to work on Coalition committees
- Greater opportunity to create change with more people involved and working together
- Support the recruitment, training, and mentoring of new suicide prevention instructors who will spread the message of suicide prevention across Nevada
- 2008 statewide Suicide Prevention Conference in Gardnerville
- Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope started in Elko in 2006. The walks have had a total number of 4000 participants, and there are now nine communities involved statewide. The walks have produced $ 35,000.00 for those communities to use for suicide prevention activities such as LivingWorks ASIST and safeTALK trainings, SOSL vigils, SOS conferences, and support for statewide Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL) bereavement support groups.
- In 2006 NCSP sponsored the first ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), and to date over 1000 Nevadans have been trained with new suicide intervention skills.
- In 2012 NCSP began sponsoring safeTALK trainings (Suicide Alertness by LivingWorks) to local communities. In one year 232 people participated in 13 safeTALK trainings.
- Public awareness increased through the NCSP website, media, and Facebook.
- 2013 statewide Strategic Planning Summit in Las Vegas
Thank you for your support,
Janett Massolo, NCSP Secretary