There is
no health
without
mental health.

E-NEWS
Fall 2012



Welcome



NEW DIRECTOR.
NEW FOCUS.
NEW OUTREACH.
MORE TOOLS.
MORE TRAINING.

Building a collaborative
network for
behavioral health.




6 service regions
 

CONNECT
BHECN@unmc.edu
402-552-7697
unmc.edu/BHECN


Help us beam
SIX POINTS
OF LIGHT



Help us create
AWARENESS
UNDERSTANDING
ACCESS TO CARE



Help us fight
STIGMA
BIAS
MISPERCEPTION



Help us link
CARE
PROVIDERS
STATEWIDE



Help us tell
MORE STUDENTS
ABOUT
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
CAREERS



Help us help
YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD LOCAL
CARE RESOURCES



Help us give
VOICE TO ALL
NEBRASKANS
WHO NEED CARE
 

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  OVERVIEW

 
 
    Fast facts: the WHAT and WHY of BHECN.
Mental illness and substance abuse pose serious health risks, especially in rural Nebraska, with its severe shortage of care providers. The Nebraska Legislature tasked BHECN with solutions.   MORE
 
 

 
    Eye-opening stats: #1 in a series.
Did you know? Prevalence of U.S. mental health disorders. Age/gender occurrence. Shortage of Nebraska mental heath professionals, especially in small towns and rural areas.   MORE
 
 

 
    Meet our partner university chairs.
The medical schools of Creighton University and UNMC are BHECN partners. Their psychiatry department chairs help guide development of our educational programs.   MORE
 
 

 
    Meet BHECN's new medical director.
Dr. Howard Liu, a child/adolescent psychiatrist and prominent media advocate for mental health issues, has charted a bold new collaborative path for BHECN to reach out to all Nebraska.   BIO / VIDEO
 
 

  TRAINING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 
 
    Out soon: 2 more depression modules.
Coming this fall: adult and geriatric join adolescent depression in our BHECN-produced interactive/video training series for frontline health professionals. Continuing education credits.   MORE
 
 

 
    Free training: mental health first aid A-B-Cs.
For everyone whose work/interests involve heavy people contact: 12-hour training program centers on assessment, intervention and care/referral. Host a workshop for your community/agency.   MORE
 
 

 
    How to help kids: REACH training.
For primary care health professionals: Through Resource for Advancing Children’s Health Institute (REACH), BHECN offers training in child/adolescent behavioral health problems.   MORE
 
 

 
    Local teams expand rural care access.
In community-driven action, BHECN connects local stakeholders (health, education, civic, government, business) to identify-cultivate-unify-strengthen MH care providers. Ask us about CBPR.   MORE
 
 

 
    BHECN activities by Nebraska region.
To serve all Nebraska, border to border, we work across 6 service regions. BHECN welcomes your suggestions about how we can work together. Events/programs/activities by region:   LISTING
 
 

  AWARENESS RESOURCES

 
 
    Wellness recipes: free cookbook.
Physical, mental and emotional health are clearly intertwined. Get an engaging ‘cookbook,’ Recipes for Wellness and Recovery, by health educator Julie McClure. Download your copy via BHECN.   MORE
 
 

 
    Awareness test: mental disorders quiz.
Discovery Fit & Health offers educational resources on mental health, including a TV profile on children with bipolar disorder. It also has quizzes by topic. Here’s a quick, 20-question overview quiz.   MORE
 
 

 
    Superb series: Understanding the brain.
Compelling stuff. For anyone who wants to learn about the brain and mental health. In plain terms, experts explain, de-mystify, de-stigmatize brain disorders.   CHARLIE ROSE: THE BRAIN SERIES
 
 

  CONNECT

 
 
    Coming: webpages that serve you better.
In progress: a complete BHECN website makeover that speaks more clearly to the needs and interests of our many audiences. Its focus: you. Simpler, faster, easier. More visual, informative, helpful.
 
 

 
    3 ways to help us help your Nebraska.
1) Forward this e-news. Ask people to subscribe. 2) Put a BHECN link on your homepage under Mental Health BEACON. 3) Help us start a collaborative in your community. Questions? It’s easy. Contact us.
 
 

 
    Spread the word in your community.
Help us advance behavioral health in your community. Let's talk about a local collaborative. Call or email our Nebraska outreach or programs coordinator.   MEET OUR STAFF
 
 

Thanks !
BHECN
unmc.edu/bhecn

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER OF NEBRASKA
UNMC • 985585 Nebraska Medical Center • 402-552-7697 • BHECN@unmc.edu

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