Behavioral Health Resources

Welcome to BHECN's Behavioral Health Resource page. Below, you'll find information about mental health services, including online links and resources useful for consumers/patients, their families, health care professionals 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.  

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a news site for the general public. It covers research and the latest developments in research about adverse childhood experiences and children's developing brains, as well as how organizations, agencies, businesses, states, communities and individuals are implementing ACE concepts and trauma-informed practices. is a social network for people who are implementing or who are thinking about implementing ACE- or trauma-informed practices. They are able to share best (and worst) practices, form groups, send private messages and develop useful resources.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association website has a resource page for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; it contains guides, kits and tools for psychiatric nurses

Child Mind Institute

Dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere, empowering children and their families with help, hope and answers.

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital is devoted to supporting and promoting the mental, emotional and behavioral well-being of young people by providing innovative education about mental health. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Find medication-assisted treatment (MAT) webinars, workshops, publications, and research, as well as buprenorphine and opioid prescribing courses for physicians

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Since its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Over the past 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 produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of our grassroots leaders and members. The membership is comprised of families, friends and individuals who serve to strengthen communities across the country.

National Council for Behavioral Health 

The National Council is the unifying voice of America's community mental health and addictions treatment organizations and provide research, evidence-based programs, and technical expertise.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)        

This site provides information about the signs and symptoms, treatment and resources available for mental illnesses.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, the nation's first national consumer technical assistance center, has played a major role in the development of the mental health consumer movement. The consumer movement strives for dignity, respect, and opportunity for those with mental illnesses. 

Nebhands Resources - Behavioral  Health Tools

This site provides resources for specific clinical practices as well as general behavioral health tools.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Consumer Advocacy:  Office of Consumer Affairs, DHHS 

Community-Based Services:  Division of Behavioral Health, DHHS

Nebraska Resource and Referral System (NRRS)

The 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 people in need connect faster to the services they are seeking. provides centralized access to local and regional mental health information in a single location.  The goal of is to expand knowledge about mental health terminology and to help connect those in need with the mental health information, treatment, and services.

No Kidding Me Too NKM2!

No Kidding, Me Too! Founder and President, Joe Pantoliano created 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. The organization's goal is to empower those with BD to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society. 

Open Door, a personal story of recovery

Local artist and thespian, Bob Donlan, shares his "experimental performance piece" through his art and spoken word in his 20 minute video.

Project Relate

Project Relate has been established to emphasize the fact that there are resources and people all across Nebraska who are available to help and reassure people that "You are not alone."

Recipes for Wellness and Recovery                                 

Author Julie McClure, Peer Specialist and Health Educator, shares her insight and encouragement.

Stomp Out Stigma Video

Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institution has created a public service announcement video for mental health workforce development. The goal of the video is to help educate teachers and school professionals working with adolescents with a mental health diagnosis and provide a resource to help reduce stigma.

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.

Teens Finding Hope

Providing resources and encouragement to teens and families affected by depression.