NCSP is a hardworking group of volunteers across Nevada who work tirelessly to educate the public about suicide awareness and prevention. This is done through projects like: Annual Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope; low-cost training like safeTALK and ASIST*; educating gun owners about safe storage of firearms; a bi-annual statewide suicide prevention conference; and community events. Your donation will help us to continue making these programs available and low-cost so everyone is able to learn about suicide prevention. Through your donation, you may save a life – of a stranger, someone you love, or even yourself.
To help us reach our goal of 20 new donors in 2017, follow these 3 easy steps:
1) Visit our donation page: https://nvbiggive.razoo.com/…/Nevada-Coalition-For-Suicide-…
2) Select the donation amount you would like to give and click “Donate” or “Add to Cart.” Even a little goes a long way!
3) Once you’re ready to check out, provide your payment and billing information. If you’d like to leave us a comment about why our work is important to you, you can do so here!
That’s it!!! Thank you in advance for your consideration and support. We can’t do what we do without amazing and generous people like you!
We are gearing up for out 11th annual “Walk in memory, Walk for hope” event for 2017. This is a suicide and mental health awareness walk. We want to reinforce the idea that there is help -so there is hope! The walk will take place on September 9th, 2017 in 15 communities across a Nevada. Please save the date and join us in our efforts to “stop” suicide!
Watch Misty Vaughan Allen tonight on Fox 11 Evening News in Northern NV, discussing Nevada’s suicide prevention growth!
Carson City, NV – January 17, 2017
According to the American Association of Suicidology 2015 Final Data, show Nevada is no longer one of the top ten states reporting high suicide rates. This is the first time that Nevada is not one of the highest top ten states.
The Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) has accomplished numerous goals during its eleven year history. Some of those accomplishments include the implementation of evidence-based practices for screening, widespread training of professionals and community members, and the development of strong partnerships focused on common goals of prevention. From 2006-2016, 73,441 people have had suicide awareness, alertness or intervention skills trainings.
Misty Vaughan Allen, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for OSP said, “We are ready to build on the momentum of this improvement; there is more work to be done. Suicide prevention in Nevada has often relied on developing strong partnerships supporting “grass roots” efforts. We must continue in this direction, working toward an integrated and comprehensive system that enables individuals, families, communities, schools, emergency services and health care systems to talk about suicide and intervene appropriately. The motto for our office has always been, ‘suicide prevention is everyone’s business.’ Our resources for support are scarce, so we must have many diverse paths for help. This will help us to continue moving Nevada’s suicide rate in a more positive and healthy direction.”
Upcoming initiatives include adopting standardized protocols for following up with suicidal patients after discharge from emergency departments and other hospital settings. Another initiative is to utilize syndromic surveillance and partnerships throughout the Continuity of Care for Suicidality Workgroup to recognize and monitor trends in real time and develop a system of follow up care and minimize repeated attempts.
Continuing efforts focus on service members, veterans and their families, school-based screening and training, just to name a few.
For more information about OSP go to http://suicideprevention.nv.gov/.
Last Updated: 1/17/2017
In case you missed the Channel 3 interview with Heather the other night
regarding the decrease of suicide rates in Nevada, here is the link: http://news3lv.com/news/local/falling-suicide-rates-in-nevada-gives-counselors-hope-with-progress
Suicide prevention training seems to becoming more and more popular. Couldn’t be happier about that! We are scheduled for an ASIST training in Carson City this week and the class filled up. We have 30 people coming to participate. Same thing happened in the Winnemucca. The class filled up with 30 people from that community to become better trained in suicide prevention/intervention. Our focus of creating suicide safer communities is happening as more and more people become interested in participating in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. (ASIST)
Presentation documents from the October 2015 Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference
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