“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.
Updates from The Kim Foundation
If you have been following The Kim Foundation’s A Time for Hope & Healing Luncheon, you may already have heard the news: new year, new venue, AND new time! Historically, this event has been an informational and inspirational luncheon featuring many great speakers who help bring mental health and suicide prevention to the forefront. Coming to the Holland Performing Arts Center on November 1st, The Kim Foundation wants to shine the light on veteran mental health and post traumatic growth by hosting Modern Warrior LIVE. The co-creator and mainstay of Modern Warrior LIVE, Staff Sergeant Jaymes PoIing, will speak about his time overseas in Afghanistan as well as his transition back to civilian life. Throughout his message, you will hear exceptional musicians and singers add to the complexity of Jaymes’ emotions. This event will resonate with active military, veterans, first responders, anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, or anyone who knows, cares about, or wants to advocate for these individuals. If you have not booked your tickets yet, visit http://www.thekimfoundation.org/annual-luncheon.html to witness a performance to remember. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Julia at email@example.com or call 402-891-6997.
The Kim Foundation is also proud to co-host, with ESU #3, the 2020 Nebraska School Mental Health Conference on June 4-5th at the Embassy Suites LaVista! While we continue our theme of Advancing H.O.P.E.: Health, Opportunities, Partnership, & Equity, we cannot wait to further our mission to improve our state’s schools’ social and emotional climate by providing a networking platform for community members to collaborate and create change. This conference is open to anyone with a passion for advancing mental health in schools throughout Nebraska. For registration or more information, please visit http://www.thekimfoundation.org/NE-School-Mental-Health.html or call The Kim Foundation at 402-891-6911.