Mental illness affects nearly 1 in 4 Americans - people of all ages, across all walks of life. There are many types of mental illness and those affected may be your friends, neighbors, a family member, or even you.

Mental illness isn’t something to be ashamed of or ignored. It’s real and more common than you may think. The consequences can be serious. If you or someone you know is showing signs of persistent sadness, excessive fear, worry, anxiety, or other troubling behaviors, don’t be sidelined. Mental illness is treatable. The first step is to ask for help.

Make your mental health a priority and get back in the game. It’s worth winning.

The Don't Be Sidelined
campaign is brought to
you by:

The Kim Foundation

In partnership with...

Alegent Creighton Health
Bryan Health
Husker Sports Marketing
Blue Valley Behavioral Health
Catholic Charities Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services CenterPointe, Inc.
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
NAMI Nebraska
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition

Depression and Bipolar Support
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Magellan Behavioral Health

To get involved with the Don't Be Sidelined campaign, contact Julia Hebenstreit with The Kim Foundation.

About Mental Illness

Learn about the symptoms
and types of mental illness.
Finding Help

Locate mental health
treatment options near you.
Helpful Links

Connect with the national
mental health associations
for more information.
Mental Health FAQs

Find answers to the most
commonly asked questions
about mental illness.

Calendar & News

Sunday September 14, 2014
Faith in Action, Hope Restored - Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

Indian Creek Golf Course
385 N. 202nd St.
Omaha, NE, 68022
Come enjoy cocktails and dinner while honoring this year’s award winners!

For more information, contact (402)591-5063 or

Saturday, October 11, 2014
St. Monica's Behavioral Health Service for Women - Amazing Chase IX
9 Top Secret Locations (to be announced as event approaches)
Lincoln, NE
Cost: $250 per team (corporate sponsorships are available)

Registration is now open for St. Monica’s Amazing Chase IX to benefit women and their families overcoming addiction, mental illness, and trauma. This FUNdraiser sends teams of 4 all across Lincoln, finding secret locations where they'll perform Amazingly silly stunts. Each team includes a Beauty, a Brain, a Belly, and a Brawn, who face individual challenges in addition to feats performed by the entire team.

All donations collected by our Amazing Chasers make substance abuse and mental health treatment available to women working to build healthier lives for themselves and their families. The sooner your team starts raising support for women at St. Monica's, the better your chances of winning the top prize!

To register, visit and click the Amazing Chase logo. For more information, contact Becki Roberts at (402) 434-2812 or

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A Time for Hope & Healing with Mariel Hemingway
Embassy Suites-La Vista
12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, NE 68128

Cost: $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10

The Kim Foundation is excited to announce Mariel Hemingway as this year’s keynote speaker at our second annual “A Time for Hope & Healing," luncheon. Mariel Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, is an Academy Award nominated actress, model, author, and mental health advocate. She will deliver a powerful message of inspiration, hope, and insight on how to live a life of wellness, while embracing your mental health.

Register online or contact Julia Hebenstreit at jhebenstreit@the
or (402)891-6997.

If you or someone you
know is suicidal or in
, dial 911.
Online Depression,
Anxiety and Alcohol
About the Campaign


Don't Be Sidelined does not provide direct services and is not able to respond immediately to requests for information.
Visit our Finding Help page for services in your area. If you or someone you know is suicidal or in crisis, dial 911.