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Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition

A resilient community dedicated to saving lives from suicide.

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 8:30am-10:00am 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

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

2019 PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention
The Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition invites high school students across the Metro to participate in a contest that focuses on messages of suicide prevention and hope by creating a public service announcement (PSA) for their peers. The PSA needs to be in the form of a video that is no longer than 60 seconds. Students may work in teams to create the video entry. An adult mentor must approve of the video content before submission.

The students who create the winning PSA will receive up to four complimentary tickets to the Maha Music Festival in August. Their PSA may also be shown at community events promoting mental health and suicide prevention. 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, the registration form, and the release & waiver of liability form can be found below. For contest questions, contact Melissa Schaefer at (402) 505-4605 or

Contest Dates
February 15 – Contest begins
April 5 – PSA video entries due
April 15 – Online voting opens at 8:00 a.m.
April 26 – Online voting closes at 5:00 p.m.
May 1 – Winners announced

Guidelines for Submission
Registration Form
Release & Waiver of Liability Form

Click here to view videos from the 2018 PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention.



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