It is topic mostly ignored and avoided in our society. But as Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women, it is our obligation to try to help those whom may be in despair;
If you or someone you know is
in crisis, please call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Executive Director Caleb Cage and other delegates from Nevada attended a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Camp (SAMHSA) in September in Washington D.C. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has a dedicated office for suicide prevention with information addressing every age group.
Preventing Suicide Is Everyone's Business
The mission of the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention is to reduce the rates of suicide and suicidal acts in Nevada through statewide collaborative efforts to develop, implement and evaluate a state strategy that advances the goals and objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
It is our hope that the Nevada Suicide Prevention Plan will provide a catalyst for collaborative action, improved understanding and increased wellness in communities across Nevada. This plan is based on the strong belief that everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention, and those individuals and groups that address the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals and communities must work together if we are to be effective.
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