The first step in understanding mental health issues is gathering knowledge. This Information Page will help you to get started. From here, you can search for more information on websites dedicated to these issues. Try searching on the following sites for further information:
Nebraska State and Local Websites
Alzheimer's Association - Nebraska Chapter
Since 1982, the Midlands Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has provided education, information, and support to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the related disorders and supports the National Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association in its research for the prevention, cure, and treatment of AD and related disorders. This mission is carried out through advancing research, education & Information, Family Support Services, and Advocacy.
This Web site is a place where families, caregivers, and professionals can subscribe to e-mail discussion groups, search the Nebraska Resource Referral System (NRRS) database, submit questions to a registered pharmacist through "AskRx", or to our 'expert' of the month through the "Ask an Expert" program, and find links to numerous federal, state and local government agencies and organizations.
Artists on the Edge & Writers Wordshop:Healing and Recovery through the Arts
CenterPointe, Inc. and City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department sponsor Artists on the Edge and Writer’s Wordshop which provide resources and support to artists and writers of various backgrounds and disciplines. Open studio time provides an opportunity for visual artists to gather to create paintings, drawings, watercolors, and photographs, while the writers and poets come together to share their poetry, short stories, and scripts. Both groups share their passion to create with the community with art shows and poetry readings.
At Ease USA supports active military, veterans and their families and loved ones with confidential, research-supported, cost-effective treatment for post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and related disorders. Their primary goal is to remove obstacles to military families receiving quality treatment. Currently, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska provides services and office space for the At Ease clinic located in Bellevue, Nebraska (visit www.LFSneb.org). Recently, At Ease opened an additional office in Grand Island.
Autism Action Partnership
Autism Action Partnership’s mission is to improve the quality of life of person on the autism spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community. Autism Action Partnership provides education and awareness of autism spectrum disorders including their impact on individuals, families, and the community.
Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska's mission is to enhance the behavioral health of the people of Nebraska by improving the numbers, accessibility and competence of the Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce through the collaboration of academic institutions, providers, governmental agencies and the community.
Behavioral Health Oversight Commission
The State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services was created as part of Legislative Bill 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Systems Act. Replacing the Mental Health Planning and Evaluation Council that ceased on July 1, 2004, the State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services is a 23 member board appointed by the Governor and regional behavioral health authorities. The Committee was created to provide advice and assistance to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health related to the provision of mental health services in the State of Nebraska.
Behaven Kids offers several practical, research-based solutions to a wide range of behavior issues. Services include a unique Specialized Day Program for children ages 18 months to 8 years, individual and family counseling for all ages, workshops/training, child behavior coaching, and more. Their goal is to assist and support parents and caregivers so that all children can be happy and successful at home, in school, and in the community.
The site is designed for parents raising bipolar children, parents who are bipolar themselves, and anyone interested in bipolar parenting. The site is run by a group of parents who are either bipolar, have bipolar children, or both. Most have at least one bipolar child ranging in age from 2 to adult. The focus of this group is to provide mutual support, exchange information and, most of all, to seek positive approaches to the challenges we and our children face. The group communicates daily via a mailing list.
Blue Valley Behavioral Health
Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH) is a private non-profit behavioral health organization that provides outpatient mental and substance abuse treatment to adults and children in 15 rural counties in Southeast Nebraska. BVBH provides a variety of services through 11 regional office locations.
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska
The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska is the only statewide, non-profit exclusively dedicated to brain injury in our state. They strive to enhance the quality of life for the over 37,000 individuals living with disabilities caused by brain injury, as well as their families through support, education and advocacy, and by preventing future brain injuries.
Bryan Health Medical Center West
Take a confidential online mental health screening, meet our mental health professionals, learn about services for children, teens, adults, women and military personnel.
Building Healthy Futures
Building Bright Futures (BBF) is an Omaha based initiative focused on improving educational outcomes for children living in poverty and their families in the Omaha metro area. BBF is committed to supporting programs through short and long-term efforts.
Since 1926, Catholic Charities of Omaha has been ministering to the greatest and most fundamental needs of the Archdiocese of Omaha. To the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten—regardless of religion, age or income—Catholic Charities of Omaha provide sanctuary in times of overwhelming hardship while opening doors for promising futures. Catholic Charities continues its efforts to build a strong community through programs and services, advocacy, public speaking engagements, educational seminars, community events and workshops. Services include: addiction recovery and mental health services, affordable housing, children and youth programs, domestic violence services – The Shelter, family enrichment and support, food assistance, immigrant services, microbusiness training and development, pregnancy counseling and adoption, and senior services.
As the nation's oldest and largest bereavement resource center, The Centering Corporation in Omaha is here for grieving people and those who care for and love them. It provides the best grief literature possible, develops needed books, and provides caring workshops. The organization’s mission is to help support groups find the resources they need to make a difference. Contact the Centering Corporation at: 866-218-0101
CenterPointe makes pivotal treatment available for people suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. By treating the whole person, mental health and addiction can be addressed together in real-time. This holistic approach, combined with open arms and open minds, distinctly sets CenterPointe apart. We offer a full continuum of care - treatment, rehabilitation, and housing - for homeless and low-income individuals. Community support is essential in helping us to make this care available.
Central Community College - Veteran and Military Resource Center
The mission of the Central Community College Veteran and MIlitary Resource Center is to provide student veterans, service members, and their family with the resources, support and advocacy needed to be successful in the classroom and ultimately in life. Contact Travis Karr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-222-9780 for more information.
Central Plains Center for Services
Central Plains Center for Services offers Education and Training Voucher Program, Preparation for Adult Living (PALS), and Success through Education. Their mission is to offer opportunities for positive change to individuals, families and communities.
Charles Drew Health Center
As a federally-qualified health center, Charles Drew Health Center (CDHC) provides health care services, including behavior health, for individuals and families living throughout Douglas County. Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. is committed to creating a vision of health for the community we serve. It is our goal to partner with our patients to make this vision a reality in their lives, and to give future generations - a legacy of wellness.
CHI Health – Behavioral Care
Research up to date news from the mental health field, ask an expert your non-urgent mental health questions, and search the information library.
For more than a century, Child Saving Institute has facilitated healing for children and families in crisis. At its core, CSI exists to help children and families, tireless in its mission to prevent, intervene and treat child abuse and neglect providing emergency services to children and teens in crisis. CSI also offers therapy for physically and sexually abused children and is a community leader in preventive family education, preservation, and childcare.
Consumer Health Information Resource Service
The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides information to guide health related decisions to Nebraska residents free of charge through our Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS).
Choices Counseling is a counseling center for emotional health and substance abuse problems in Blair, Nebraska and surrounding communities. They provide services for individuals and families as well as for adults, children and teens. Service include anger management and appropriate decision making classes, grief support group for teens, and substance abuse education classes, outpatient treatment and evaluations.
Client Assistance Program
The Nebraska Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a free service to help you find solutions if you have questions or concerns regarding your services from Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired or Centers for Independent Living. CAP offers a Hotline for Disability Services (800-742-7594) to provide information and referral to Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to a disability including rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights, etc.
Common Sense Parenting
Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) is a practical, skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every family. The program’s logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success.
At Community Alliance, their focus is on adults with mental illness. They work to provide programs and opportunities to encourage individuals to develop the strengths and skills to deal with their mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. Community Alliance also serves as an advocate with doctors, social service networks, and throughout the community.
The Crisis Center is committed to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault. They work to enhance safety and to promote equality in relationships. They are opposed to the use of violence to control the lives of others. The Crisis Center is committed to eliminating violence in the lives of women and children through empowerment, education and social action. Their 24-hour crisis line is 1-800-799-7233.
Douglas County Community Mental Health Center
The Douglas County Community Mental Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive mental health care for the underserved of Douglas County. While supporting your path toward recovery, they strive to recognize individual needs in both the mental health and substance abuse arenas.CMHC is committed to offering non-judgmental, adaptable services that transition as you do.
Family Advocacy Movement
The Family Advocacy Movement is an independent collaborative effort made up of families who themselves have been adversely affected by Child and Family Services (aka: CFS or CPS), the juvenile court system, and the lack of proper access to critical mental health services for children. FAM was born January 2009, right after the period when older children and teens were relinquished to the state for mental/behavioral health services under Nebraska's newly enacted "safe haven" law.
Families CARE Center for Advocacy, Resource & Education
Families CARE is a non-profit family organization providing services in Central Nebraska to parents who have children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. They support parents as the most important voice in their children’s lives! Advocacy and support is provided by peers; parents who have lived experience to share with other parents.
Housing Advisory Services
Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. was founded to improve opportunities for low-income families to purchase homes in Omaha. Additionally, FHAS has services aimed to:
Families Inspiring Families
Families Inspiring Families is dedicated to helping your family. They strongly believe that all families can come together to offer support, hope, and encouragement through a positive relationship. Families Inspiring Families strives to serve and support families with youth who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorders/issues through their resources.
Family Run Organizations of Nebraska
The Nebraska Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NEFFCMH) is a family run non-profit organization. It is recognized as the state leader in guaranteeing that all children and families in Nebraska are emotionally, behaviorally and mentally strong, are empowered by family driven choices, and are fully honored in their diversity. The Nebraska Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s mission is to continually advance the systems of care for children’s behavioral health.
Healthy Families Project
Healthy Families Project is a family-to-family service and support program that provides assistance to families in Lancaster County, and throughout the Region-V area in Nebraska.
Heartland Family Services
Heartland Family Service is a non-profit, non-sectarian social work agency. Their mission is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling and support. Their programs offer education and opportunities for self-evaluation that permit each individual to make informed decisions regarding his or her life and growth.
Horizon Recovery Center
Drug and alcohol rehab programs at Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center in Hastings, Neb. have been designed to offer comprehensive addiction treatment in a variety of forms to meet the spiritual, physical, and psychological needs of each individual. There are two distinct 12-Step drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs offered by Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center: Christian and Traditional.
Lasting Hope Recovery Center
Lasting Hope Recovery Center is through CHI Health and is for those suffering from a mental illness. It is a place where people in crisis can come and find help. The job at Lasting Hope is to find out why a patient has come to them. The Lasting Hope Recovery Center uses a Trauma Informed Care model to provide for the immediate needs of those in crisis. The center follows a multi-occurring treatment model, meaning that patients with a mental illness and a substance abuse diagnosis will have both addressed within their treatment plan.
Services of Nebraska
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with more than 30 locations across Nebraska and locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Wichita, Kansas. LFS’ services-ranging from prevention to intensive treatment and are available to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, or income.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska: At Ease Program
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) At Ease program offers behavioral health services to active military, veterans, and their loved ones. At Ease is a trauma treatment and therapeutic support program that serves individuals affected by untreated trauma reactions and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program places special emphasis on helping military personnel and their loved ones cope with the effects of deployment and the uncertainty of war. Services through the program are offered to all active military, veterans, and/or their loved ones regardless of their ability to pay.
Association of Nebraska
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run education and advocacy organization bringing service recipients, families, professionals, advocates, and concerned citizens together to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI Nebraska
NAMI Nebraska is a nonprofit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends in the greater Nebraska community who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education and support, NAMI Nebraska actively advocates at the local, state and national levels to improve the services, and the lives of those affected by mental illness, and their families.
Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling at www.nebraskacouncil.com
You will find the latest information and links on problem gambling and recovery, including topics and resources of interest to both the general public and mental health professionals.
Nebraska Mental Health
Mental health, along with physical health, is what defines our overall well-being. It is at the very core of how we see and react to the world around us. Recognizing the need for mental health services shows courage and strength. It is taking control of what matters most - you and your family! Nebraska Mental Health helps you navigate your mental health needs in one, easy-to-use location. Let us provide you with the knowledge, resources and care you deserve.
Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organization (NABHO)
The Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (NABHO) exists to actively promote sound, responsive, efficient, and effective substance abuse and mental health services for the people of Nebraska. NABHO is comprised of representatives from various community behavioral health organizations throughout the state.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health
This website is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news as well as communication tools and other features.
Nebraska Families Collaborative
Nebraska Families Collaborative is a private, nonprofit partnership of Nebraska-based organizations. We are contracted by the State of Nebraska to provide child welfare and juvenile justice support to families in Douglas and Sarpy counties. After children enter the welfare system, we wrap our services around them in a supportive embrace. We allow the Wrap Around Model to guide our service system. This model consists of ten principles that when practiced diligently, result in services that are wrapped around children and their families in their natural environments. Our services seek family reunification whenever possible.We help families overcome challenges and grow stronger, healthier and closer together.
The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline
The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline is one of the primary services provided by the Farm Crisis Response Council through Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska. When a farmer, rancher, or rural resident calls the hotline, an experienced staff person will answer to respond directly to callers, discuss issues and needs, provide helpful information, and refer callers to attorneys, financial counselors, clergy, other farmers, and mediation. If you or someone you know are in need of these services, please call the Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.
Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council
The Nebraska Brain Injury Advisory Council supports Nebraskans in acquiring and sharing information on brain injury, resources, and services. Individuals who experience a brain injury, their family members, and professionals are part of the statewide network.
Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health
The goal of the Disaster Behavioral Health Project is to develop human infrastructure in Nebraska to effectively mitigate or respond to the psycho-social consequences of terrorism and disaster. The project aims to enhance state-level capacity for a coordinated response to mental health and substance abuse service needs in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
A 24 hour phone resource to connect children and families in Nebraska to trained counselors. The counselors can provide crisis counseling as well as connect families to local behavioral health providers for additional services.
Nebraska Family Support Network (NFSN)
Nebraska Family Support Network (NFSN) provides support and services to families of children with mental illness and behavioral disorders. The NFSN not only helps families navigate the system in order to obtain care, they continue to advocate for an improved mental health system of care for youth.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services has local offices across the state that are organized into five service areas. In addition, the Department oversees 10 facilities, including four Veterans' Homes, three regional centers, two youth rehabilitation and treatment centers, and the Beatrice State Development Center.
Information Initiative (NeHII)
NeHII is a statewide, web-based health information exchange sponsored by Nebraska physicians, hospitals/clinics, and health insurance companies that utilize your information for treatment and payment. By using NeHII, participating doctors can quickly obtain your health information and provide better coordination of care with greater prescription safety, less duplication of procedures, and an easier processing of benefits. Consumers may opt-out of NeHII at any time by visiting www.nehii.org.
This site is a free service to list and find rental housing services in Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the Web site or via a toll-free number. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria, access other helpful Web sites, as well as tools for renters, including an affordability calculator, a rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information. www.Housing.NE.Gov will also provide information on supportive services throughout the State, especially those services linked to housing needs.
Nebraska LOSS Team
The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team consists of trained survivor and mental health professionals acting as volunteers to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. Suicide survivors are those persons who have had a loved one complete a suicide and are at risk due to their emotional response, which may include the use of unhealthy coping strategies or attempting suicide themselves.
Nebraska Network of Care
Nebraska Network of Care, recognized as a model program by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, provides vital information to help link consumers to support groups and personal advocacy resources in their community. The site also provides a repository of evidence-based practices – successful, creative ways for communities to respond to their behavioral-health needs.
Nebraska RentWise is a tenant education program that helps people find and keep decent, safe, affordable rental housing that meets their needs. The curriculum takes an active-learning approach and stresses tenant responsibility.
and Referral System
The NRRS is a statewide database created with input from Nebraska families, service providers and organizations. The database was designed as a comprehensive Internet resource that would be user friendly and easily accessible to individuals and families needing services across the state. 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. This database provides individuals the opportunity to have a REAL CHOICE in the diverse selection of service providers by allowing users to more easily locate and compare services of local and state agencies.
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
Suicide is very real public health problem in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is a collaborative venture intended as a gateway to information about suicide prevention in Nebraska. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
Nebraska Ticket to Work
The Nebraska Ticket to Work website is designed to serve as a resource for people with disabilities who wish to explore employment opportunities, for employers who want to find dedicated, talented workers, and for the systems professionals who serve both groups.
Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention
The Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Partnership is working to decrease the suicide rate among young people in Nebraska.
NOVA, an acronym that stands for New Options, Values and Achievements, is a nonprofit organization that has provided behavioral health services to more than 7,000 individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems for more than 25 years. NOVA also provides foster care placement for infants, children and adolescents as well as in-home services.
Office of Early Childhood
The Office of Early Childhood provides support and training to staff working with young Nebraska children and their families, and serves as a resource to parents and families about parenting.
O'Hana Kids' News was started by Josh & Heather Ackman, when they were looking for events and activities for their son, Zephaniah. Zephaniah, is in a wheelchair, due to his terminal condition of Menkes Syndrome. O'Hana Kids' News was founded in June 2010, when the Ackmans realized that many families were looking for the same information for their children.
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc., in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality healthcare with special attention to the underserved. OneWorld focuses on meeting the primary healthcare needs of our community. The health center maintains an open-door policy, providing treatment according to an individual’s income or insurance coverage.
from Boys Town
We have the resources and guidance on how to successfully raise, praise, discipline, teach and nurture your child. A resource through Boys Town, parenting.org offers valuable resources, articles and stories providing parenting help for today’s world.
Parent to Parent Network
Parent to Parent Network is a non-profit organization created by and for families that reside in Northeast Nebraska and who are raising, or are primary caregivers for, children with behavioral/emotional challenges including social, emotional, mental, substance abuse and gambling.
Parenting Training and Information
Parenting Training and Information (PTI) Nebraska is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Their mission is to provide training, information and support to Nebraska parents and others who have an interest in children from birth through twenty-six and who receive or who might need special education or related services. Enable parents to have the capacity to improve educational outcomes for all children.
Play It Safe
For many, gambling can be an enjoyable source of entertainment. But it can lead to problems for individuals and families—as well as be addictive. Play It Safe is dedicated to helping Nebraskans understand their limits, so they can gamble responsibly if they choose to play. Support is also available for those struggling to stay in control and for those who have loved ones with gambling problems.
Project Harmony is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to respond to the abuse of children one child at a time. The organization’s collaborative, child-focused approach ensures that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them. Professionals from Project Harmony, Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and the medical community come together at one place, so that a child only has to tell of his or her abuse one time.
Project Relate is a public service campaign launched through the joint efforts of mental health service providers, advocacy groups, and non-profit organizations across Nebraska. The campaign strives to break down the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental illness and further help the public relate to those who cope with these issues.
Rainbow Center is a private, nonprofit corporation located in Columbus, Nebraska serving Platte, Colfax, Boone and Nance counties.
REAL (Respond, Empower, Advocate, Listen) Referral Program
During the spring of 2015, the Mental Health Association of Nebraska and the REAL Referral Program began to collaborate with the state of Nebraska’s Corrections Systems to offer supports to individuals whom have recently been freed from incarceration at one of the state’s facilities. Follow-up contact is made with program participants to help them successfully transition back into the community.
Right Turn is a collaborative program established by Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Nebraska Children’s Home Society to provide help to families who have adopted or entered into a guardianship.
Through participation in this program, consumers take steps to successful community living, and can become candidates for jobs in the community. Rainbow Center provides advocacy in the community with other service organizations such as Social Security Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as health care and mental health professionals.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international movement. They work to take care of the physical and emotional needs of the hungry and homeless and remain an outward visible expression of the Army’s strong religious principles.
State Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse Services
The State Advisory Committee on Substance Abuse Services was created as part of Legislative Bill 1083, the Nebraska Behavioral Health Systems Act. The 12 member board is appointed by the Governor and was created to provide advice and assistance to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health related to the provision of substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the State of Nebraska.
Take Flight Farms offers equine assisted psychotherapy, learning, and development for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
Targeted Adult Service Coordination (TASC)
The Targeted Adult Service Coordination (TASC) Program was started in October of 2005 and serves Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York counties. Through TASC mental health professionals are available at the request of law enforcement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide consultation and assist in identifying needs and resources to meet those in need.
Ted E. Bear Hollow
Ted E. Bear Hollow is committed to providing programs for grieving youth and families at no charge because a lack of resources should never prevent a child or teen from receiving support. Ted E. Bear Hollow depends on donations for the majority of its funding and on volunteers to facilitate groups, camps, and retreats. Offices and programs in midtown Omaha offer a welcoming, safe space where children feel at home.
United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands operates with the good of the community in mind. With their caring support, they fund health and human service programs in the community. United Way works closely with the partner agencies that host the programs to note measurable results in the lives of their clients. They collaborate with many individual and corporate donors and foundations to keep the network of hope strong.
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Resources for Veterans in locations across the state of Nebraska and Iowa with services for PTSD, medical foster homes, home health care, hospice and palliative care, holistic care, home-based primary care, and more.
Children – Nebraska
Voices for Children in Nebraska educates and motivates Nebraskans to take action to better the lives of Nebraska’s vulnerable children in the areas of Health, Education, Safety and Economic Stability.
Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA)
The Women’s Center for Advancement’s mission is to help women and their families stay safe. The WCA provides opportunities to create and take steps on the path toward self-determination and self-sufficiency. They assist women and families, wherever they might be on their journey, in achieving personal, social and economic success. Their mission is achieved through a continuum of services that range from crisis safety net services to workshops and seminars that provide a launch pad toward growth and self-fulfillment.
Transfer Center Network
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network was established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). As a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field, the ATTC Network serves to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addictions treatment and recovery outcomes.
Al-Anon Family Groups
In Al-Anon, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest” – that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The AACAP works to assist parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.
Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Initiatives
The American Academy of Pediatrics in partnership with the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), are collaborating on the Improving Mental Health in Primary Care Through Access, Collaboration, and Training (IMPACT) program. This Web site is maintained by the IMPACT program to provide pediatricians, child health professionals, and parents the tools and support they need to provide community-based, collaborative care.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affect the elderly, promotes healthy aging strategies, and increases access to quality mental health care for the elderly. This site offers mental information for older adults and their families.
American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. The organization is involved in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects, and critical policy work.
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide with over 38,000 physician members. The site includes Healthy Minds: Healthy Lives, The American Psychiatric Association’s consumer site.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. The APA website features current news and publications on a variety of psychology topics.
Psychological Association Help Center
APA's Help Center is an online resource for brochures, tips, and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about locating a psychologist.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASAM is a professional society representing over 3,000 physicians and associated professionals dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment; educating physicians, other medical professionals and the public; supporting research and prevention; and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.
ADAA leads the way, improving the lives of millions of children and adults:
The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with a network of members and affiliated chapters, they improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.
Athealth.com is a leading provider of mental health information and services for mental health practitioners and those they serve. The online community consists of psychiatrists, pediatricians, family practitioners, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, counselors, researchers, educators, school psychologists, caregivers, and others who meet the diverse needs of those with mental health concerns.
The Balanced Mind Parent Network
The Balanced Mind Parent Network guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek. The BMPN is a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). They serve more than 600,000 visitors who use our online resources every year, 4,500 parents and caregivers who belong to our support groups, 1,200 parents who contact our Family Help Line for crisis assistance, and 6,000 visitors who follow our blogs, view expert webinars, or listen to Flipswitch podcasts.
Center for Mental Health Law
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation's leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. The precedent-setting litigation has outlawed institutional abuse and won protections against arbitrary confinement. In the courts and in Congress, Bazelon’s advocacy has opened up public schools, workplaces, housing and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.
BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization). The idea of a national anti-stigma campaign was born of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn about mental illness, which both her sister and nephew suffer from.
for Mental Health In Schools
The School Mental Health Project (SMHP) was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions. To these ends, SMHP works closely with school districts, local and state agencies, special initiatives, and organizations and colleagues across the country. In 1995 the project established its national Center for Mental Health in Schools as part of the federal mental health in schools program.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and humanmade disasters, and public health threats. CSTS is a part of our nation’s federal medical school, Uniformed Services University (USU), and its Department of Psychiatry, as well as a partnering center of the newly established Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Center for Reintegration
This site contains information for understanding and coping with the life-altering affects of mental illness. Consumers, caregivers, family and friends will find information that can be used directly, as well as links to a variety of resources that are equipped to support and advise a person that he or she strive toward reintegration.
Child Heroes Publishing
Child Heroes was created to publish children’s books for those children struggling with disease, disorder, disability and dysfunction or for those who just feel different, challenged or isolated.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public.
The College for Behavioral Health Leadership
The mission of the College for Behavioral Health Leadership is to be a convener of diverse and emerging leaders concerned with mental health and substance use policy and practice from across systems. They work to identify and address complex issues of emerging importance, promote leadership development and succession, and provide education, networking, and other opportunities to interact with leaders in relevant fields.
Choose Work through the Ticket to Work program, offers people with disabilities a shot at achieving financial independence by enabling more choice in employment-related support services, and access to meaningful work.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
Consumer-Driven Services Directory
The purpose of the Directory is to provide consumers, researchers, administrators, service providers, and others with a comprehensive central resource for information on national and local consumer-driven programs. The directory is searchable by location, type of organization, and targeted clientele.
for Children with Behavioral Disorders
The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) is the official division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) committed to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders.
DailyMed provides comprehensive, up-to-date resources of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The site can also be used to report adverse events to particular drugs.
and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA works to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. The website provides up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder, written in language the general public can understand.
Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about label ingredients in more than three thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers.
The Dougy Center
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. The Dougy Center, the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children, was founded in 1982. Contact The Dougy Center at: email@example.com;
The Drug Information Portal provides quick access to quality drug information pulled from multiple databases including MedlinePlus, DailyMed, and PubMed among others.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis. Their goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness. Dual illnesses are chemically dependent and are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Both illnesses affect us in all areas of our lives - physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually.
Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is the child health component of Medicaid. It's required in every state and is designed to improve the health of low-income children, by financing appropriate and necessary pediatric services. This website provides information about how EPSDT works with public health, families, managed care organizations, pediatricians, and other health providers.
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
EAGALA is a nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs. There are over 5000 EAGALA programs in 41 countries.
and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is to provide national leadership on youth and family issues. The Bureau promotes positive outcomes for children, youth, and families by supporting a wide range of comprehensive services and collaborations at the local, Tribal, State, and national levels.
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
Family Focused Treatment Association
The Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) is an agency-led organization of treatment foster care providers with an initial purpose of defining and refining treatment foster care practices. The foundation of the FFTA is built upon a belief in the family as a source of stability and security for children and youth. The FFTA is committed to helping member agencies by promoting its core values.
Family Support America has been the nation’s catalyst, clearinghouse, and thought leader in family support. Family Support America is convinced that if you want strong families, you have to create a world where all parents are engaged in solutions for themselves, their children, their communities, and society as a whole—where they receive the support every family needs, and are partners in planning and providing that support. Family Support America is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in the family support movement.
Search by name, location, expertise, or other characteristics and then contact a qualified psychologist by phone or email. The 12,000 licensed psychologists on findapsychologist.org meet specific requirements for doctoral education, supervised training, and ethical conduct. This free service is sponsored by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Foster Youth in Action
The Foster Youth in Action builds leadership and advocacy skills of current and former foster youth to educate decision makers and to work collaboratively to improve state and local child welfare systems and national policy that affects the lives of foster youth.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Omaha 402-978-7557. Lincoln 402-473-7933
Set up by families of Choking Game victims, GASP is a global nonprofit campaign that fights this “game” with the most powerful weapon: education. Most people have no idea how dangerous the Choking Game is until it hits close to home. GASP aims to prevent suffering by publicizing the danger in schools and homes.
to Parenting with a Mental Illness
“Parenting with a Mental Illness: Programs and Resources Guide” has been published by the UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration to help the estimated millions of parents in the United States who are living with a mental illness.
Half of Us
Created in collaboration with MTV-U and The Jed Foundation, Half of Us is an interactive online public education website that provides college-aged youth with information about the prevalence of mental health issues on college campuses and connects students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Julia Cook, Children’s Book Author
Julia Cook is the author of more than a dozen books for children focused on how to cope with tough situations from divorce to abuse to attention deficit disorder and more. She is an acclaimed speaker, counselor, and teacher.
International Bipolar Foundation
The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.
LactMed is a Drugs and Lactation Database containing information about medications to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
Clinic Mental Health Center
Find information on mental health and mental illness, specific disorders and mental health treatments.
MCR Foundation for the Prevention of Eating Disorders
The mission of the MCR Foundation is to provide resources for people who are affected by eating disorders in the Greater Chattanooga Tri-State area. The Foundation is committed to a holistic approach encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well being. The MCR Foundation was established by the parents of Mary Cameron Robinson in her honor.
MedlinePlus directs individuals to information, helping to answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. It includes more than 700 health topics, drug information, an encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, directories, and interactive tutorials and surgery videos. MedlinePlus is also available in Spanish.
Formerly known as the Mental Health Alliance of Nebraska, Mental Health America (MHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
The Mental Health America Support Community
The Mental Health America Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. In partnership with Inspire, he Mental Health America Support Community is sponsored by Mental Health America, the nation's largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives.
Misunderstood Minds is a companion Web site to the PBS special by the same name. The site profiles a variety of learning disabilities including youth’s struggles with attention related issues and provides interactive demonstrations of how such struggles impact ones ability to learn.
Morningsider Recovery is a drug rehab center dedicated to achieving lasting alcohol and drug addiction recovery and mental health rehabilitation. Their Mental Health Resource Guide provides general information about mental health as well as other resources on treatment and recovery.
MSW Online Programs.org
MSW Online Programs.org is a site dedicated to helping individuals in the field or career of social work by compiling a list of websites that are great professional and educational resources.
NAMI Information HelpLine
When people call 800-950-NAMI, the HelpLine staff and volunteers take pride in providing:
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups
NAMI’s Connection Recovery Support Groups are support group meetings led by trained individuals who are in recovery from mental illness themselves. NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. All groups are confidential; participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.
NAMI Family to Family Education Program
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Participants gain empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness. Focus is dedicated to the caregiver addressing issues such as coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload as well as acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse. Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community is provided alongside information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
The NCCP describes itself as the nation’s leading public policy Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. Through all of their service efforts and cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, NA strives to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience their message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.
Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders(ANAD)
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders provides help for those struggling with Eating Disorders by offering hotline counseling, a national network of free support groups, referrals to health care professionals, and education and prevention programs to promote self-acceptance and healthy lifestyles. ANAD lobbies for state and national health insurance parity, undertakes and encourages research, fights dangerous advertising, and organizes advocacy campaigns to protect potential victims of eating disorders.
Association of Social Workers
The website features the latest updates surrounding research and practice in the social work profession. Focus is given to Aging, Behavioral Health and Children and Families.
Association on Mental Illness – NAMI
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health at Georgetown University provides the MCH community with accurate and timely information on a broad range of topics. Materials include the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to quality MCH sites.
National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking, and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. NCADV works for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.
The National Domestic
The Domestic Violence Hotline provides information and access to hotline advocates who are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
of Families for Children’s Mental Health
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health serves to provide and sustain leadership for a broad and deep nation-wide network of family-run organizations. The Federation is focused on providing positive change benefiting children with mental health needs and their families.
The Rape, Assault, and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault violence organization and one of "America's 100 Best Charities" according to Worth magazine. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Center for Children in Poverty
The NCCP describes itself as the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. Using research to inform policy and practice, NCCP seeks to advance family-oriented solutions and the strategic use of public resources at the state and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation. The website contains a data wizard which you can use to do customized state-to-nation and state-by-state comparisons of demographics and policies.
Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.
NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was established to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice. The Center aims at providing a centralized national focal point that pulls together and links the various activities and research that are currently underway, maximizing the awareness and usefulness of new products and learnings, and using the best available knowledge to guide practice and policy.
Center for Trauma Informed Care
The new NCTIC Web site is designed to help public mental health systems integrate trauma informed approaches and interventions into their programs to improve efficacy and outcomes. It represents a growing and diverse community that is committed to transforming traditional programs and services to be more supportive of and empowering to trauma survivors.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
The mission of The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) will ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council for Behavioral Health is an association of 1,300 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country. The National Council and its members bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services offered in community settings help people with mental illnesses and addictions disorders recover and lead productive lives.
National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education. 1-800-522-4700
National Eating Disorder Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, they campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. NEDA works with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
National Empowerment Center
The mission of the National Empowerment Center is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and and/or extreme states. As a consumer/survivor/expatient-run organization, we carry out our mission with authority, as each of us is living a personal journey of recovery and empowerment.
National Institute for Mental Health
The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.
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. Consumers--those who receive or have received mental health services--continue to reject the label of "those who cannot help themselves."
Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
Resource Center on Psychiatric Advanced Directives
Psychiatric advance directives, commonly called PADs, offer a way for people with mental illnesses to plan ahead for a mental health crisis. This website provides a state-by-state breakdown of PADs-related statutes and listings of local resources for patients and families, discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions, testimonials from people who have used PADs, and information on the latest research findings concerning mental health issues.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. This website contains resources and links organized to help you find basic information quickly.
of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
The Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) is charged with developing, analyzing, evaluating, and coordinating HHS policies and programs which support the independence, productivity, health, and long-term care needs of children, working age adults, and older persons with disabilities.
The Med Guide offers practical advice to parents of children and adolescents struggling with depression.
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is an index of more than 4500 biomedical journals from around the world and contains over 19 million citations.
SAMHSA, along with the Ad Council and the Inspire USA Foundation, has launched a new Teen Suicide Prevention national public service campaign. The campaign, We Can Help Us, was developed out of the acquired insight that, although many teens encounter the same tough times, many also develop positive solutions to help overcome them. The campaign empowers teens by reminding them that there are ways to get through whatever problems they face and directs them to visit reachout.com to hear stories from others who successfully conquered their tough times.
& Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
Data Trends: Summaries of Current Research Findings in the Children’s Mental Health Field - Data Trends are produced to increase the dissemination of current research findings in the area of children's mental health services. There are two Data Trends products: 1) Summaries, which detail recent, published articles on systems of care for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities and their families, and; 2) News briefs, which highlight related items or events of interest to the field.
for Mental Health Services
SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) supports the meaningful participation of mental health consumers/survivors in all aspects of the mental health system including the planning, design, implementation, policy formulation and evaluation of mental health services. To accomplish this goal, CMHS sponsors a variety of consumer affairs activities such as scholarships to attend national conferences, meetings to address the needs of consumers/survivors, regional consumer meetings, programs to address discrimination and stigma and other issues related to mental illness, the development and dissemination of educational materials, and much more.
SAMHSA’S Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
A 24 hour phone resource to provide disaster crisis counseling funded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). It is multilingual and toll-free.
SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800-789-2647), their web site, and more than 600 publications. The National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) is dedicated to promoting the improvement of mental health by providing the public with education, screening, and treatment resources. SMH programs—provided both in-person and online—educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol use disorders, and suicide.
Suicide.org has a mission to prevent suicides, support suicide survivors, and educate the public about suicide. Suicide.org conducts extensive work online and offline to further its mission of suicide prevention, awareness, and support. Suicide.org is the largest and most-visited suicide-related site in the world.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. They provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. SPRC also promotes collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.
Teens Finding Hope
Teens Finding Hope is a small non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and encouragement to teens and their families affected by depression. This interactive website was designed as a place where teens and their families can go to receive encouragement and support.
Teen Mental Health
Our vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge. Our model is to use the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources that can be applied across disciplines to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health and mental disorders.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you need support, please call 1.866.488.7386.
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work. The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.
Treatment-Centers.net is a community based public-benefit website devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis. The site contains a comprehensive directory of publicly rated and reviewed addiction treatment centers. In addition, the site features free drug and alcohol assessments as well as a toll-free helpline (888-206-3273) staffed 24/7 by professional counselors.
Turn The Tide Rx
This site provides critical information about opioids, including risks, benefits, and clear guidance on how best to prescribe these medications. For clinicians, there are tools for treatment and in-the-trenches stories from colleagues who are on the front lines of fighting this epidemic. Every day, more than 75 people in our country die from a prescription drug or heroin overdose. In 2013, nearly 249 million prescriptions were written for opioids – enough for every adult in American to have a bottle of pills. Our country is facing an opioid epidemic that is pulling apart families and communities. Be part of the solution and help stop this national epidemic.
A program of the Jed Foundation, U-Lifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center where college students can search for information regarding mental health and suicide prevention. The website has enhanced student features, and a new component called Counseling Central, built exclusively for college mental health and student affairs professionals.
Story of Schizophrenia
Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia follows Delany Ruston, M.D. as she reconnects with her paranoid schizophrenic father after years of shame, frustration, and fear caused her to hide from him and keep her telephone number unlisted. Although Richard Ruston, Delany’s father, is more stable and on newer medications, many challenges still exist as Delany works to better understand her father and help him get the long-term care he needs. Unlisted is currently playing on public television. Visit the films Web site, www.unlistedfilm.com, to learn more.
VA Health Care Online Enrollment Application
Apply For Your VA Health Benefits or Update Your Information
VA Homeless Information
Help VA spread the word about our mission to end Veteran homelessness by 2015. Contact Help for Homeless Veterans at 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
VA Military Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) is the term that the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred while the Veteran was in the military. All Veterans seen at Veterans Health Administration facilities can receive free services to help them recover.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide veterans 24-hour access to mental health professionals. Veterans in crisis, or those concerned for a veteran, can call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and follow the voice prompt to be connected with a VA-staffed mental health professional.
Vet to Vet USA.org
Vet to Vet is a consumer/provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans. Vet to Vet is administered by veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental-health services. Vet to Vet provides a six-week, peer-facilitator training program that teaches veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions and introduce program learning topics.
Vets4Warriors are all Veterans of the United States Military and we are all here to help the men and women who are currently serving or have served in the National Guard and Reserve. Your calls are completely confidential and, if you choose, you may remain anonymous. The staff will listen and not judge you for anything. If you want to just talk, we will support that. If you need some information, we can help you find it. Our deal is to partner with you on your quest and do our best to help you succeed. Call 1-855-VET-TALK.
The Voice Awards
The Voice Awards are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services. The Voice Awards recognize writers and producers of entertainment programming—television and film—who have given voice to people with mental health problems by incorporating dignified, respectful, and accurate portrayals of people with mental illnesses into their scripts, programs, and productions.
Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
WRAP is a self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people who had mental health difficulties and who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. WRAP is designed to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors, increase personal empowerment, improve quality of life, and assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams.
What a Difference a Friend Makes
This site is here for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You'll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference.
Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (WTRP)
As of 2009, more than 280,000 women served in the military on active duty or in the National Guard or Reserves, which represents approximately 15% of all active duty soldiers. The Veterans Affairs Web site has information available for women regarding health care, dealing with sexual trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, and much more.
Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. The organization hopes to do this by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, helping injured service members aid and assist each other, and by providing unique, direct programs, and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development. The mission of Zero to Three is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter.
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