BHECN College Ambassador Conference
BHECN hosted 22 students from five Nebraska colleges for the 5th annual College Ambassador Conference in May. The week-long conference gives students an appreciation for the challenges and difficulties experienced by patients and families who live with behavioral health challenges and gives them insight into the possibilities in behavioral health careers.
The one-hour credit course exposes students to information on illnesses and treatment, the current system of care for people with mental illnesses, the wide variety of professionals who work in the field, and the shortages of mental health professionals in rural areas.
The students visited community agencies in Omaha and Lincoln, toured the Lincoln Regional Center and researched a mental health topic. On the final day of the workshop, students presented their findings during a student forum.