A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in nevada.



Mental Health Peer Connections

Misty Vaughn Allen, MA
Clinical Program Manager

Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Public & Behavioral Health Office of Suicide Prevention

4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite B114

Reno, NV  89502

T: (775) 684-2236

F: (775) 689-0565

E: mvallen@health.nv.gov

Misty Vaughn Allen, MA

Misty facilitates the development and implementation of the Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan to include public awareness campaigns, local advisory groups and enhanced crisis intervention services. She provides education to the public and those that have regular contact with people at risk for suicide. Her activities sustain suicide prevention programs through grant writing and management. In addition, she supervises the Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitators North and South, YMHFA Program for Project AWARE, OSP Program Assistant and the Youth Suicide Prevention Program Assistant.

Some of Misty's Achievements:

  • Named 2018 50 Most Influential People in Health Care by Time magazine for tackling suicide in Nevada.
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the first Nevada Suicide Prevention Plan.
  • Awarded two state Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention grant and collaborated in the development of two successfully funded tribal GLS grants.
  • Co-authored Suicide Trends and Prevention in Nevada, 2011
  • Master Trainer with LivingWorks for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) trainer and YMHFA.
  • Facilitates the statewide Committee to Review Suicide Fatalities.
  • Participated in SAMHSA Policy and Implementation Academies to develop first Suicide Prevention Plan for Service Members, Veterans and their Families for Nevada.
  • Co-chaired Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Task Force, 2013
  • Increased and supported implementation of Zero Suicide across Nevada healthcare systems.