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
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

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hoops for Hope – Catholic Charities
You are invited to a fun and free pre-game celebration for the Creighton Bluejays vs. Chicago State Cougars game on Sunday, November 16 at the Old Mattress Factory!

Enjoy FREE APPETIZERS, a CASH BAR, and RAFFLE PRIZES! (Drawing is at 3:45p.m.) Donations accepted at the door.

Hoops for Hope is a benefit for Catholic Charities coordinated by the Junior Board. Proceeds will provide help for the many different services Catholic Charities provides to all in our community.

Fun starts at 1:30pm, tip-off is 4:30pm
The Old Mattress Factory
501 N. 13th St., Omaha
Cost: Free

For more information please call Kiley Kiser at (402) 829-9302.

Friday, November 21, 2014
Grief Awareness Conference – Ted E. Bear Hollow
The 1st Annual Grief Awareness Conference will increase awareness and bolster professional competencies in the field of grief support to aid in building a safe and supportive community for all grieving individuals.

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice, social work, and nursing. Learners who attend the entire conference are eligible to receive 6.5 contact hours.

To register, go to:

Creighton University, Skutt Student Center
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE

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
, dial 911.
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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.