Governor Pillen Proclaims September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Last Friday, researchers from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center stood shoulder-to-shoulder with numerous organizations, united in the mission to prevent suicide. Governor Jim Pillen's proclamation of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month sends a powerful message: We're here for you! We're committed to listening, supporting, and taking action. Suicide is a complex issue, but together, we're taking steps toward mental well-being as a united community. Let's work hand in hand to create a brighter future for all. 

Organizations attending the proclamation include:

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Eastern NE/Western IA)
  • Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Nebraska National Guard
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Boys Town
  • The Nebraska Department of Education
  • Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Loss Survivors
  • Bryan Health
  • Nebraska Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Region V Behavioral Health Services
  • The Kim Foundation
  • The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center