• Aug 2, 2021
  • 5:11 PM

Suicide Prevention

You Matter!

If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 and PRESS 1!


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.

Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge

The goal of the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge program is to eliminate suicide by using a comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention. Anyone can participate. Visit our Suicide Prevention Awareness page for details. The NDVS Suicide Prevention Team has recruited the most Mayor’s Challenge Teams in the nation – Truckee Meadows, Las Vegas, Elko and Winnemucca, along with the Governor’s Challenge Team.

Preventing Suicide Is Everyone’s Business

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has a dedicated office for suicide prevention with information addressing every age group. 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.