Behavioral Health Regions
Ponca State Park offers rolling hills and panoramic views of the Missouri River.
Regions 2 and 3
Sandhill cranes are a popular attraction along the central Platte River Valley.
Exploring the trails on horseback provides a new perspective of Niobrara State Park.
River City Roundup is a highly anticipated annual event in Omaha.
A windmill towers above the landscape at 2nd Wind Ranch near Comstock.
No health without mental health.
Homestead National Monument tells of those who came to claim free land.
Johnson Lake State Recreation Area near Lexington is a favorite fishing spot.
Fort Robinson near Crawford.
Nebraska Behavioral Health
Ambassador Conference to Encourage Students
The BHECN Ambassador Program recruits and mentors rural students from high school through college and professional school and into behavioral health professions. More...
Announcing BHECN Kearney
As part of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska’s strategy to grow Nebraska’s rural behavioral health workforce, we are proud to announce the launch of our presence at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. More...
Behavioral Health Mentorship Dinner
This year’s event, held at Joslyn Castle, gathered students and mentors from a range of behavioral health disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, and nursing and included students and faculty from both UNMC and Creighton University. More...
Next to NormalThe Omaha Community Playhouse presented the musical Next to Normal earlier this year. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner, Next to Normal is a deeply moving rock musical and raw account of a family dealing with mental illness, tragedy and the realities of modern society.
|We asked several friends of BHECN to share their reflections on Next to Normal and share how the story mirrors some of the real life struggles they have faced in dealing with mental illness in their families. Read more…|
2012-2013 Legislative Report documents BHECN's progress
BHECN program featured in NIMH Partner Spotlight
The Fall 2013 edition of NIMH’s e-newsletter, Outreach Connection, featured BHECN’s Ambassador Program in its Partner Spotlight section. The program introduces rural Nebraska high school and college students to behavioral health careers. See item.
Mental health care needs fall short
In an ideal world, a primary care physician would refer patients to mental health providers, and then the two would confer back and forth regarding the patient’s care.
Youth health experts encourage parents to keep an eye on children’s media usage, online habits
F.A.R.M. C.A.M.P. 2013
FARM CAMP (Frontier Area Rural Mental-health Camp And Mentorship Program) developed by Western Nebraska Behavioral Health, sponsored by BHECN, led by Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine.
A personal story of mental health & recovery
Local artist and thespian, Bob Donlan, shares his “experimental performance piece” in this 20 minute video.
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Spring 2014 Nebraska Beacon Newsletter
Howard Liu, M.D.
Brent Khan, Ed.D.
Joe Evans, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Director
Keith Anderson, M.S.
BHECN Kearney Project Director
Heidi Keeler, RN, PhD
Director of Educational Design
Ambassador Program Coordinator
Jill Westfall, M.P.A.
Amy Williams, J.D.