“It’s no coincidence that four of the six letters in HEALTH are HEAL.” – Ed Northstrum
Mental health, along with physical health, is what defines our overall well-being. It is at the very core of how we see and react to the world around us. Recognizing the need for mental health services shows courage and strength. It is taking control of what matters most – you and your family!
Nebraska Mental Health helps you navigate your mental health needs in one, easy-to-use location. Let us provide you with the knowledge, resources and care you deserve.
Over ten years ago, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) noted there were a growing number of children and youth who needed better access and more appropriate mental health services. In 2013, with support from the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, and The Kim Foundation, Project Harmony joined ranks with Nebraska Families Collaborative and over thirty other partners to improve mental health services for children and youth in the Omaha Metropolitan Area.
NebraskaMentalHealth.com is an outcome of this effort.
NebraskaMentalHealth.com provides centralized access to local and regional mental health information in a single location. The goal of NebraskaMentalHealth.com is to expand knowledge about mental health terminology and to help connect those in need with the mental health information, treatment, and services. The website includes:
- Basic mental health information;
- Common mental health terminology;
- Information about evidence based therapy practices (EBPs);
- Local therapist information;
- Links to mental health related sites on the local, state, and national levels; and,
- Other resource addressing basic needs (such as transportation, food pantries, and utility assistance).
With new resources added continually, this isn’t just about finding a mental health provider. It is about feeling informed and empowered.
As COVID-19 continues to evolve quickly around the world, the impact continues to take a toll on our physical and mental health. The Kim Foundation has put together a variety of mental health resources for our community to help during these difficult times.
The resources include telehealth options for counseling and therapy in the Metro Area, several phone numbers and hotlines, helpful mental health articles that discuss different coping strategies and useful tips, different websites related to COVID-19 and mental health, and a variety of online classes, phone apps, podcasts, and online support groups. We will continue to add to the list of resources as they become available. To find out more information and to view the list of COVID-19 resources, please visit https://www.thekimfoundation.org/covid-19-resources/.
Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on social gatherings, The Kim Foundation and Educational Service Unit #3, along with our Steering Committee members, have decided to move the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference to a virtual platform this year. The Nebraska School Mental Health Initiative was launched to promote strong mental health services in our schools; to provide resources and training to increase access; and to promote early intervention and wrap around services for youth and families.
The conference will be held on June 4th and 5th with 3 keynote speakers including Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, PhD, Conner Oberhauser, and Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells, PhD. The conference costs $50 per person which include 8.75 CEUs. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.thekimfoundation.org/nebraska-school-mental-health/.