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

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treatment options near you.
Helpful Links

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mental health associations
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Mental Health FAQs

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commonly asked questions
about mental illness.


Calendar & News

Friday October 3, 2014
Annual Mental Illness Awareness Walk - Lincoln Regional Center
The walk will begin at the Lincoln Regional Center Administration Building and will proceed through the Lincoln Regional Center Arboretum. Entertainment, activities and food are planned!

Registration 11:00am-11:30am,
Walk 11:30am-1:00pm
Lincoln Regional Center
West Prospector Place and Folsom Street
Lincoln, NE

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Huskers vs. Ohio State Volleyball Game
Don’t Be Sidelined

DBS booth 3:30pm-5:00pm; Game starts at 5:00pm

Representatives from Don’t Be Sidelined partner organizations will be handing out bracelets and information on mental health from 3:30pm-5:30pm on October 4th before the women’s volleyball game.

Bob Devaney Sports Center
1600 Court Street
Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
"Running from Crazy" - Film Streams & The Kim Foundation
In preparation for The Kim Foundation’s "A Time for Hope & Healing" luncheon with Mariel Hemingway on October 22nd, Film Streams will be showing Hemingway’s documentary, "Running From Crazy." There will be a paneled discussion following the film.

Showing at 7:00pm, a panel discussion will immediately follow
Film Streams
1340 Mike Fahey St.
Omaha, NE

"Hailed as one of the most distinguished families in American literature, the Hemingways have always exposed their brilliance while often living in the shadows of deep emotional struggle. Two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple's newest documentary focuses on Mariel Hemingway, a granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, as she explores her family's disturbing history of mental illness and suicide." –Oprah Winfrey Network

Purchase your tickets at http://www.filmstreams.org/
filmstreams_calendar.aspx?
ID=1389

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Woods Awards - Lincoln Regional Center
The Woods Award Committee was organized in 1952 by Mr. Frank Woods. The purpose of the Award is to recognize and dignify the position of Psychiatric Technicians/Security Specialists at the Lincoln Regional Center. The awards are made on the basis of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrates outstanding service on behalf of patients.
  • Shows evidence of skill, initiative, and imagination in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Displays kindness and devotion to the patients in his/her care; and
  • Exhibits good work habits, maintains high attendance, and operates according to the policy structures of the Lincoln Regional Center.
  • Awards will be given to staff in psychiatric services and sex offender services.

Awards will be given to staff in psychiatric services and sex offender services.

6:00pm
Lobby of the Lincoln Regional Center
West Prospector Place and Folsom Street
Lincoln, NE

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
“The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: Finding a ‘Tough Happiness’ in Difficult Times” - 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Week
Bryan Health welcomes Dr. Shawn Shea, an internationally acclaimed innovator in the fields of suicide prevention and creating resiliency. He will take the audience on an intriguing journey into the heart of three questions: What is the nature of happiness? How do we make it last? And What is the nature of human nature that allows us to find it in the first place? He deftly, and with a wicked sense of humor, will provide a dynamic map for self-exploration and problem solving, and will show you how to use it to transform difficult times. This is a free community event open to anyone with an interest in learning more about mental health.

6:30pm-8:00pm
Bryan Medical Center, East Campus
1500 S. 48th Street, Lincoln

To register for this free event, call 402-481-8886 or visit www.bryanhealth.org/calendar

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: Finding a “Tough Happiness” in Difficult Times - Bryan Medical Center
Shawn Christopher Shea, MD, is an acclaimed speaker in the fields of suicide prevention and creating resiliency. Dr. Shea takes his audience on an intriguing journey into the heart of three questions: What is the nature of happiness? How do we make it last? and What is the nature of human nature that allows us to find it in the first place? He deftly, and with a wicked sense of humor, provides a dynamic map for self-exploration and problem-solving, and shows you how to use it to transform difficult times.

6:30pm-8:00pm
Bryan Medical Center, Bryan East Campus
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE

To register, call (402) 481-8886 or online at http://www.bryanhealth.com/
calendar

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Free Mental Health Screening - Center for Holistic Development, Inc.
The Center for Holistic Development (CHD) will be hosting a special community event on National Depression Screening Day. CHD be providing free, confidential mental health depression screening for adults in the Omaha community. Licensed mental health therapists will be conducting the screenings and will make referrals as needed.

9:00am – 3:00pm
6502 Sorensen Parkway, Omaha

For additional information, contact CHD, Inc. at (402) 502-9788.

Thursday October 9, 2014
“Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Sensitive Material” - 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Symposium
Bryan Medical Center welcomes Dr. Shawn Shea, an internationally acclaimed innovator of the fields of suicide prevention, clinical interviewing, and improving medication adherence having given 850 presentations on these topics. The purpose of this symposium is to enable the learner to utilize evidence based patient interviewing techniques in order to obtain sensitive information pertinent to the care of the patient. Audience: Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Practitioners, Chaplains and other interested healthcare professionals

7:30am-3:45pm
Bryan Medical Center, West Campus
2300 S. 16th St
Lincoln, NE

Bryan Employees: $20
Non-Employees: $70

To register, go to:
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
St. Monica's Behavioral Health Service for Women - Amazing Chase IX
8:30am
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 www.stmonicas.com and click the Amazing Chase logo. For more information, contact Becki Roberts at (402) 434-2812 or rroberts@stmonicas.com.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A Time for Hope & Healing with Mariel Hemingway
11:30am-1:00pm
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
kimfoundation.org
or (402)891-6997.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
St. Monica’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Pillow Talk
11:30am-1:30pm

Join us in celebrating 50 years of recovery for women and their families. Browse one-of-a-kind designer pillows and other surprises handcrafted by Friends of St. Monica's. All donations help support women and their families in treatment for addiction and mental health.

Noon luncheon "Celebrating Women's Recovery" featuring national expert Dr. Stephanie Covington.

The Cornhusker Hotel
333 S. 13th Street, Lincoln

Tickets: $50 each or Table of 8: $400 (Corporate sponsorships are available)

To register, go to: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/
StMonicas/default/
category.php?ref
=94.0.503141423

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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.