National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) is an annual week-long campaign initiated by the American Association of Suicidology in 2011. This year Suicide Prevention Week is being recognized during the week of September 5th. NSPW recognizes the importance of education and awareness and advocacy in reducing societal stigma, regarding suicide and mental health challenges.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNO offers helpful website support information, plus resources on Helping A Friend in Need, and Suicide Prevention - Common Warning Signs. Please support our efforts to reduce stigma surrounding suicide. Every year it affects us all. Millions of American families are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides per year. It is the second leading cause of death in college students. Encourage the pursuit of mental health assistance and support people who have attempted suicide. For help 24/7, please contact SAMHSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800 273-TALK (8255)