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.

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.

Nebraska Family Helpline
Any Problem. Any Time.
Call 888-866-8660

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

News Releases

Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

​Presentation DatesFocus Registration Link
April 29, 2021Orientation to Nebraska's 988 Planning Efforts - VIDEO
May 24, 2021988 Follow-Up Services and Service Continuum - VIDEO​
June 28, 2021988 Desired Outcomes and Metrics. Messaging Campaigns - VIDEO
August 11, 2021988 Lifeline Call Center Costs - VIDEO
August 30, 2021Orientation to 911/988/211/Helpline Shared Protocols ​REGISTER
September 27, 2021Review Plan and Recommendations DraftREGISTER

Past Meetings


988 Implementation Coalition Members

  • Ginny Gohr, Lifeline Center
  • Kristine Bosilijevac, Lifeline Center
  • Dave Sankey, Program Director, State 911 Department
  • Denise Bulling, NU-PPC Contractor
  • Ashely 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

Additional Resources