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Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition

Vision
A resilient community dedicated to saving lives from suicide.

Mission
To inspire our community in preventing suicide and promoting resilience through conversation, education, support, and advocacy.

The Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (MASPC) was established in May of 2016 as a collaborative effort between multiple behavioral health organizations, school districts, churches, survivors, law enforcement agencies, and community members. MASPC is an initiative lead by Region 6 Behavioral Health and The Kim Foundation®.

The coalition meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 8:15am-9:45am at C&A Industries. Meetings are open to the community.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition, please reach out to info@thekimfoundation.org.

Coalition Work Groups:
Means Restriction
Community Outreach
Faith & Other Support Systems
Youth
School Systems
Health Professionals

2018 PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

The Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition invites high school students across the Metro to participate in a contest and submit a public service announcement (PSA) focused on messages of suicide prevention and hope. The PSA needs to be in the form of a 30 second video and students may work in teams to create the PSA. An adult mentor must approve of the video content before submission. The students who create the winning PSA will be honored at an Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Game on May 24, 2018. They will receive complimentary tickets to the game and their PSA will be aired during the game.

The contest is designed to increase suicide prevention awareness across the Metro area and let students know that there is help available. More information regarding the PSA contest including the guidelines for submission, registration form, and the release & waiver of liability form can be found below. For contest questions, contact Melissa at (402) 505-4605 or mschaefer@regionsix.com.

Contest Dates
February 1 – Contest begins
March 30 – PSA video entries due
April 9 – Online voting opens at 8:00 a.m.
April 23 – Online voting closes at 5:00 p.m.
May 1 – Winners announced
May 24 – Winning PSA honored at Omaha Storm Chasers Game

Click here to vote for your favorite video.

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