Recommendations for Suicide Prevention in Nebraska: a Report on the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Symposium

This document provides a report on the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Symposium held June 23, 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Delegates voted on which of 11 recommendations should be pursued, selecting the following as action plan priorities: collaboration to develop a statewide program of suicide assessment & prevention to integrate in school curricula; gathering all available suicide […]

Death by Their own Hands – A Statistical Study of Suicides in Nebraska During 1968


Southeast Nebraska Suicide Prevention Project

Nebraska’s State Suicide Prevention Plan

This document outlines the goals & objectives sought by Nebraska’s Suicide Prevention Task Force in promoting local grassroots initiatives as part of a statewide suicide prevention plan. A variety of “action ideas” are presented for the areas of awareness, intervention, & methodology.

The Concept of Death in Midwestern Children and Youth

Views of causes, images, & finality of death of 598 children, ages 5 to 18 years, were obtained by structured interview at churches, schools, & clinics. The “why” of death was most affected by socioeconomic status; death as due to violence was seen most often by clinic children. The idea of what happens to the […]

Measuring Crisis Caller Change Behavior

The validity & reliability of the Crisis Call Outcome Rating Scale was tested in 3 studies at the Boys Town National Hotline. Study 1 showed that CCORS items have content validity & can be generalized. Study 2 examined inter-rater reliability & factor structure of the CCORS & showed it to be internally consistent & to […]

Counselor Evaluation: a key to Quality Service

This paper, prresented at the 1993 American Association of Suicidality Conference, reports on an evaluation tool developed by the Boys Town National Hotline to provide performance-based feedback to phone crisis counselors for skill development & skill maintenance. It provides information on the success of this tool with respect to phone crisis counselor’s skill assessment, & […]

Could Suicide be Contagious? A Trio of Deaths Provoke Questions & Fears in Omaha

A one page article from Time detailing the deaths of three Omaha adolescents that occurred within a five day period. (NBB)

The Changing Average age of the Suicide Victim in Nebraska

In this study, the age & circumstances surrounding suicidal deaths in Douglas County, Omaha, Nebraska, in 1973-74 were studied & then compared with those during 1958-59. While there was no significant change in the number of suicides (61 vs58), an increase in suicides among those 20-29 was observed as was a concomitant decrease in the […]

A ten Year Survey of Suicide in Omaha-Douglas County, Nebraska. Part 2

Early Indicators of Self-Destructive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents: Primary Detection by the Pediatrician (IN: Suicide in the Young, ed. by H S Sudak et al)

Pediatricians are invaluable for detecting & preventing suicide & other self-destructive behaviors. As diagnosticians they may be among the first to witness early indicators of self-destructive behaviors & as primary care clinicians they have unique opportunities to influence children & families at risk. This chapter is based on a brief survey of Nebraska pediatricians’ opinions […]

Recurrent Adolescent Suicide Behavior

Of 50 adolescents admitted following self-injury, 26 were followed up at 6-24 months. 8 (31%) of the subjects repeated self-injury during the follow up period. These subjects had all been judged high risk on the initial assessment. Repetition was related to both a worsened environment and institutionaliztion. 6 (23%) of the subjects were rated improved. […]