• Suicide Prevention Network

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    1625 Highway 88 Suite 203
    Minden, NV 89423
    (775) 783-1510

    About Us

    The Suicide Prevention Network (SPN) is a non-profit entity located in Minden, Nevada. SPN was formed in 1999 after a family suffered the devastating loss of their 13-year-old son/brother by suicide read more
    • About

      The Suicide Prevention Network (SPN) is a non-profit entity located in Minden, Nevada. SPN was formed in 1999 after a family suffered the devastating loss of their 13-year-old son/brother by suicide in 1998. Community members joined in the effort to assist the family in sharing their story in hopes they could prevent another loss to suicide in the community. Over the years, SPN has grown into an agency that provides prevention and educational resources; community events; peer and grief support groups, coordinated services and referrals for individuals and families; and resources for law enforcement and first responder personnel when working with families afflicted by suicide.

      SPN's Mission Statement is to provide suicide prevention, intervention, education, and support services to residents of the rural communities. It's goals include the reduction/elimination of the number of attempted and completed suicides in the communities serviced. SPN aslo provides a safe environment and referral services for grieving families and friends of those who experienced a loss to suicide. The agency's objectives are to eliminate the option of suicide as a solution for escaping depression, bullying, divorce, unemployment, loneliness, mental illness, or any other cause for hopelessness. However, SPN's main purpose is to provide awareness in the workplace, schools, retirement homes, churches, service clubs, and homes to reduce the devastating loss of life across all ages.

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    • Whom to Contact

      • Debbie Posnien
        Executive Director
        Phone: (775) 783-1510
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      We are dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through support, education, and advocacy. When it hurts to live, it helps to talk.