“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.
Nebraska Strong Recovery Project is a state and federally funded grant program that was developed in response to the devastating floods in Nebraska this year.
Nebraska Strong is an outreach program, working with flood survivors in aiding them in taking an active role in the recovery process.
Nebraska Strong team members have been canvasing impacted areas and communities to offer physical and emotional support. Team members have been attending several community events in order to distribute informational material, coping strategies, and tips for helping individuals impacted by the recent disaster.
The crisis counselors also aid the survivors through validating and normalizing thoughts and feelings that they may be experiencing at this time.
Nebraska Strong team members have also sought out numerous resources to share with flood survivors to assist them in getting their unmet needs, met.
In addition to continuing to reach out to flood survivors through knocking on doors, Nebraska Strong team members are working in conjunction with long term recovery groups and organizations to establish community gatherings and neighborhood get-togethers to begin reconnecting with one another. Ideally, these gatherings and get-togethers will continue to meet and support one another even as this program transitions to phasing out.