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

March 2015 (Start date to be determined)
“Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshop

Based on the book, Buried in Treasures, this FREE 20-week consumer workshop uses proven cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve your relationship with stuff. Participants should be willing to attend all scheduled sessions and to complete weekly homework of readings and home exercises.

Each participant will also receive a free copy of “Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding,” by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee.

Tiffany Andreason, PLMHP, PCMSW
Jennifer Baker, PLMHP, PCMSW
Christiana Bratiotis, PhD, LICSW

Location: Bellevue, NE (Specific location to be determined)
Registration: This free workshop is limited to 10 participants. For more information or to register, contact Christiana Bratiotis, at 402-554-2921.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Screening of “MOMMY”
Film Streams, Behavioral Health Education of Nebraska, and The Kim Foundation

“Winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, MOMMY follows Die, a feisty widowed single mom, who finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her rambunctious 15-year-old son with ADHD.” -Patrick Kinney, Film Streams

Following the screening will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Howard Liu.

Time: 6:30pm
Ruth Sokolof Theater
1304 Mike Fahey St.
Omaha, NE 68102
Tickets: $9 General Admission
$7 Seniors, students, teachers, and military
$4.50 for Film Streams Members

To reserve your tickets today, go to:

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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.