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...

Bryan Health
CHI Health
Husker Sports Marketing
Blue Valley Behavioral Health
Catholic Charities Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services CenterPointe, Inc.
Indian Center Inc. Youth Suicide Prevention Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
 

Depression and Bipolar Support
   Omaha
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Magellan Behavioral Health
NAMI Nebraska

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

Saturday, February 21, 2015
LOSS Informational Meeting
The Kim Foundation in conjunction with Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition announces an upcoming community meeting for individuals interested in being part of a Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Omaha, Nebraska and the surrounding communities.

LOSS is an effort to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. LOSS acts as a first response team when a suicide occurs and works together with law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and other first responders.

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
C&A Industries
13609 California Street
Omaha, NE 68164

Lunch will be provided.

For more information on the LOSS program or to RSVP for the informational meeting, please contact Jill Sauser at jsauser@thekimfoundation.org, or (402)891-6998.


Monday, May 11 – Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Success, Hopes and Dreams 2015 Conference – Nebraska Behavioral Health
Speakers, workshops, and registration information will be available soon!

Time: TBD
Cornhusker Marriott
333 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

If you or someone you
know is suicidal or in
crisis
, dial 911.
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Anxiety and Alcohol
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Disclaimer:

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.