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Below, you’ll find information about mental health services including online links and resources useful for consumers/patients, their families, and the general public. You’ll also find links to other behavioral health organizations and community-based services to help and support anyone who wishes to learn more about mental health issues, educational programs and possible treatment options.


Network of Care for Behavioral Health is an online information place for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness, substance abuse and developmental disabilities.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
The Division of Behavioral Health includes a central office in Lincoln and the three Regional Centers in Lincoln, Norfolk and Hastings.  It has a staff of approximately 1000 employees. The division provides funding, oversight and technical assistance to the six local Behavioral Health Regions. The Regions contract with local programs to provide public inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services and community mental health, substance abuse and gambling services.

Nebraska's six behavioral health "regions" are viewed as local units of governments that the state partners with in order to plan and implement needed services. Each county taking part in a region appoints one county commissioner to sit on a regional board. The commissioners represent that county and participate in the decision making of the board. The region is staffed by an administrator who in turn hires additional personnel. For more information link to the following sites: or

Nebraska Family Helpline
One phone call now connects Nebraska families to the help they need when dealing with their children’s behavioral problems and mental health issues. At the Nebraska Family Helpline, our operators will assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis and/or make recommendations or referrals.

Nebraska Resource and Referral System
Nebraska Resource and Referral System (NRRS) is a statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. The NRRS provides 1-800 numbers as well as web sites and email contacts to help you connect faster to the services you are seeking.

The Kim Foundation
Connecting people to resources is central to The Kim Foundation's mission of improving lives through mental health. Through its work, The Kim Foundation serves to bridge the gaps in mental health services and further encourages innovation that will enhance programs, expand services, strengthen organizational systems, and most importantly, transform lives---the most important goal of all.  Click here to access current and past newsletters of the Kim Foundation.

The Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations
MISSION:  The Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations exists to actively promote sound, responsive, efficient, and effective substance abuse and mental health services for the people of Nebraska.

Nebraska Federation of Families
The Nebraska Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (NEFFCMH) is a non-profit, 501c3 statewide organization that incorporated in 2000.  NEFFCMH a family run organization with statewide collaboration around common issues and concerns affecting families and their organizations across the state.  This progressive network of family and youth voices helps to create a system of collaborative care for our children with behavioral health challenges in Nebraska.

Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE)
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.


Division of Behavioral Health: Community-based Services.
A web site page was created to provide links to community-based services as well as information for community partners and professionals.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action. A podcast is available.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
This site provides information about the signs and symptoms, treatment and resources available for mental illnesses.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. For over three decades, NAMI has established itself as a national grassroots mental health advocacy organization. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by its grassroots advocates are strong values designed to produce profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of its leaders and members. The membership is comprised of families, friends and individuals who serve to strengthen communities across the country.

No Kidding Me Too  NKM2!
No Kidding, Me Too! is a 501(c)(3) public charity, whose purpose is to remove the stigma attached to brain disease (BD) through education and the breaking down of societal barriers. Its goal is to empower those with BD to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society.

Project Relate. You are not alone.
Project Relate has been established to emphasize the fact that there are resources and people everywhere who are available to help and reassure people that you are not alone.

The Office of Consumer Affairs
The Office of Consumer Affairs focuses on four areas: 1) Consumer/Peer Support - consumers helping consumers; 2) Relationships - build and strengthen consumer involvement; 3)Planning - how to get the best out of the system; and 4)Research - how to find the best information and resources out there now.

The Office of Surgeon General
This Report of the Surgeon General on Mental Health is the product of an invigorating collaboration between two Federal agencies---the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Publications available.

The World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a vital document for advancing the cause of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice entitled "Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice".