• Oct 24, 2021
  • 11:35 PM

Suicide Prevention


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

SUICIDE IS A NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE THAT AFFECTS PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. SUICIDE IS A COMPLEX ISSUE WITH NO SINGLE CAUSE AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENDING VETERAN SUICIDE.

Goal: To reduce and ultimately end Veteran suicide.

Vision: Giving Veterans purpose by connecting them to other Veterans, community providers, and resources in meaningful ways to enrich their lives.

Nevadans across the state work together to identify Service Members, Veterans, and their Family Members (SMVF) at risk for suicide, understand the underlying risk factors for suicide, expedite help, and implement protective factors broadly.

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.

The Governor’s Challenge team is co-lead by NDVS and the Nevada Office for Suicide Prevention. This team champions for the Mayor’s Challenge teams by facilitating systems changes at the state policy level.

Mayor’s Challenge has been accepted by four Nevada cities. Anyone can participate in these challenges, and we encourage you to get involved.  To learn more, visit our Mayor’s Challenge page.

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.

More about suicide prevention:               What To Do               Training & Resources               Mayor’s Challenge