Planning Information for 988 and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


What would you like to do?

What you need to know

Nebraska Needs You

988 is a national effort, organized at the state level to meet the growing need for crisis intervention and save lives. In July 2022, 988 will become the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

When you've got a medical emergency, you may call your doctor on-call, or go to a clinic, urgent care, or an emergency room. You may call the police, fire department or ambulance/rescue emergency, you may call 911.

When you have a mental health or substance use emergency, many do not know who to call. You may call your doctor on-call for advice, you may call the police not knowing who else to call, you may go to an emergency room, you may call the Nebraska Family Helpline, you may call 911……but before long, you can call 988.

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988 goes live nationally on July 16, 2022.

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Call 888-866-8660

The above video is a public service announcement being distributed across Nebraska about a new suicide prevention lifeline changing to a new, three-digit number, 988, on July 16th, 2022. Please share!

El video anterior es un anuncio de servicio público que se distribuye en Nebraska sobre una nueva línea de vida para la prevención del suicidio que cambiará a un nuevo número de tres dígitos, 988, el 16 de julio de 2022. Comparta!

Local Outreach to Suicide Loss Survivors

Nebraska Local Outreach to Suicide Loss Survivors (LOSS) is made up of volunteer teams called LOSS Teams. These teams are made up of trained clinicians and survivors of suicide loss that offer meaningful support, resources, and sources of hope to those that have lost a loved one to suicide. To connect with a LOSS Team go to: 

​News Releases

988 Marketing Toolkit​


Stakeholder Advisory/Workgroup Recommendations

Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

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Past Meetings



988 Implementation Coalition Members

  • Mike Klemme, Lifeline Center
  • Kristine Bosilijevac, Lifeline Center
  • Dave Sankey, Program Director, State 911 Department
  • Denise Bulling, NU-PPC Contractor
  • Ashley Miller, NU-PPC Contractor
  • Carrin Meadows, NAMI Nebraska, Consumer/Community Voice
  • Jolene Palmer, Nebraska Department of Education, Coordination with school efforts
  • Sheri Dawson, Division of Behavioral Health
  • Peg Ogea-Ginsburg, Division of Public Health
  • Dr. Don Belau, Ph.D. 
  • Brad Negrete, Lutheran Family Services 
  • Julia Hebensteit, Kim Foundation 
  • Kyle Kinney, Life Line Center, Boys Town
  • Philip Macdonald, Boys Town 
  • Todd Van Roy, Boys Town
  • Michelle Nunemaker, Division of Behavioral Health

Additional Resources