The behavioral health system of care is often described as cumbersome and confusing. Individuals and families voice that they are unsure who to call or where to turn for assistance. Multiple agencies and organizations are available to help.
Nebraska is split into six “regions.” Each of these regions operates a
Regional Behavioral Health Authority that is responsible for the
planning and implementation of behavioral health services for residents
living within their designated boundaries.
While each region operates uniquely to best meet its citizens needs, consumer specialists or liaisons are present in each of the six regions to serve consumers and families in need. Individuals and families alike are encouraged to contact the consumer specialist/liaison in the region serving their community for additional information on services and supports available to them.
Click here for the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in your area.
Six family organizations operate within each of the behavioral health
regions throughout Nebraska. Each of the family organizations employees
family members who have had experiences navigating Nebraska’s mental
health system in order to obtain care for their child(ren). These family
members provide peer mentoring and support services for other families
experiencing similar challenges to those they themselves have faced.
Services offered through the family organizations may include:
For a listing of family organizations click here.
Mental Health Association of Nebraska
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.
NAMI Nebraska is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to
education, support and advocacy for anyone whose life has been touched
by mental illness. NAMI believes in recovery and the hope for a better
Nebraska Advocacy Services
Nebraska Advocacy Services, Inc. (NAS), The Center for Disability
Rights, Law and Advocacy, is a private, non-profit organization
designated by the Governor to protect and advocate for the rights of
Nebraskans with significant physical or mental disabilities. From its
beginning, NAS has promoted the principles of equality,
self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities.
Your Opinion Counts! How to Make a Complaint to Magellan Health Services
Magellan Behavioral Health of Nebraska, LLC is currently the administrative services organization for Nebraska Medicaid. Magellan wants to make sure you receive quality mental health care through Nebraska Medicaid. Each year a survey is sent out asking for participant’s opinion. The 2009 survey indicated that some individuals are not aware of how to express complaints they may have. Your opinion matters. And we want to make sure you know how to do this. Click here to read more.
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