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.
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Magellan Health Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition


Interchurch Ministries of 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

Begins Thursday, August 27, 2015
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
A series of 12 sessions structured to help family, friends and caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The sessions meet on Thursdays and include information about mental illnesses, medications , coping, resources and family communication.

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Community Alliance, 41st & Leavenworth, Omaha
No cost, but registration is required one week before the class begins. Each course is limited to 20 people.
Contact: 402-517-5772 or ljensen@unmc.edu

Saturday, August 29, 2015
St. Monica’s Amazing Chase X
On Saturday, Aug. 29, teams of 4 will be searching for secret locations all over Lincoln where they'll perform hilariously awkward challenges. Each team designates a Beauty, a Brain, a Belly, and a Brawn for a variety of individual and team activities. This is an event unlike any other in Lincoln, and we want you to be part of the fun!

These Amazing Chasers compete in the months before the Chase, too. By raising funds for women in recovery, each Chase team aims to earn the earliest start time and the chance to win BIG prizes!

All funds raised by our Amazing Chasers provide substance abuse and mental health services for women in need in our community, plus support services for their families.

To register, go to: https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/StMonicas/ACX/.

Part 1 – July 24-25, 2015
Part 2 – September 11-13, 2015
EMDR Therapy Basic Training: Parts 1 & 2 with consultation – Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
This is the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training approved by EMDR International Association and includes an additional 10 hours of consultation. Participants will learn the EMDR therapy approach, the basic eight-phase EMDR protocol, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and how to incorporate EMDR into your practice. Use of EMDR therapy in the treatment of addictions and substance use disorders will be addressed. For more information please visit the TAP website at www.lmep.com/TAP.

8:30am-5:00pm
TAP
4600 Valley Road
Lincoln, NE 68510

Cost: $1450 (if registered by June 12th); $1550 (after June 12th)

Sunday, September 13, 2015
11th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Registration at 12:00 p.m. Walk at 2:00 p.m.
Lewis and Clark Landing
515 N. Riverfront Drive, Omaha
Walkers who raise $150 or more, receive a t-shirt

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Contact: Sherrita Foye at 402-671-6718 or sherritafoye@live.com

Begins Tuesday, September 15, 2015
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
A series of 12 sessions structured to help family, friends and caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The sessions meet on Tuesdays and include information about mental illnesses, medications , coping, resources and family communication.

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Christ Community Church, 404 South 108th, Omaha
No cost, but registration is required one week before the class begins. Each course is limited to 20 people.
Contact: 402-517-5772 or ljensen@unmc.edu

Begins Wednesday, September 16, 2015
NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program
A series of 12 sessions structured to help family, friends and caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The sessions meet on Wednesdays and include information about mental illnesses, medications , coping, resources and family communication.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Veterans Recovery Center, Building 8, Veterans Service Center, Omaha
No cost, but registration is required one week before the class begins. Each course is limited to 20 people.
Contact: 402-517-5772 or ljensen@unmc.edu

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Mental Health 101: Information for Clergy and Pastoral Lay Persons – Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. and The Kim Foundation
Learn definitions and symptoms of mental disorders and substance abuse. Discuss challenges and provide recommendations on providing assistance to parishioners. Present information on community treatment providers, available resources and how to access them.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
C & A Industries Building, 13609 California Street, Webster 2 Conference Room
No cost, space is limited to 40 participants
Contact: Cyndi Muhlbauer at 402-661-3139 or cmuhlbauer@LFSneb.org

October 23-24, 2015
EMDR Boot Camp – Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
This 2-day course is designed as an EMDR therapy skills refresher course for newly trained as well as experienced clinicians. The workshop is specially intended for clinicians trained in EMDR therapy who have not had the ability to practice EMDR to the comfort level they would like to have when working with clients. For more information please visit the TAP website at www.lmep.com/TAP.

8:30am-4:00pm
TAP
4600 Valley Road
Lincoln, NE 68510

Cost: $375 (if registered by August 14th); $425 (after August 14th) 

If you or someone you
know is suicidal or in
crisis
, dial 911.
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About the Campaign

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.