Helpful Links

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Founded in 1968 by Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph.D., AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. The organization is involved in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects, and critical policy work.

American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide with over 38,000 physician members. The site includes Healthy Minds: Healthy Lives, The American Psychiatric Association’s consumer site.

American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. The APA website features current news and publications on a variety of psychology topics.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders for both children and adults.

At Ease USA
At Ease USA supports active military, veterans and their families and loved ones with confidential, research-supported, cost-effective treatment for post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and related disorders. Their primary goal is to remove obstacles to military families receiving quality treatment. Currently, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska provides services and office space for the At Ease clinic located in Bellevue, Nebraska (visit Recently, At Ease opened an additional office in Grand Island.

Blue Valley Behavioral Health
Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH) is a private non-profit behavioral health organization that provides outpatient mental and substance abuse treatment to adults and children in 15 rural counties in Southeast Nebraska. BVBH provides a variety of services through 11 regional office locations.

Bryan Mental Health
Bryan Mental Health is a not for profit, locally owned and governed healthcare organization serving patients from throughout Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and other states in the region. Bryan Mental Health has provided services for over 70 years and offers all levels of mental health care from emergency mental health assessments in the emergency department to inpatient and partial hospitalization to outpatient counseling. The Outpatient Counseling Center offers individual and family therapy, medical counseling, trauma counseling, and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults.

Catholic Charities Omaha
Since 1926, Catholic Charities of Omaha has been ministering to the greatest and most fundamental needs of the Archdiocese of Omaha. To the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten—regardless of religion, age or income—Catholic Charities of Omaha provide sanctuary in times of overwhelming hardship while opening doors for promising futures. Catholic Charities continues its efforts to build a strong community through programs and services, advocacy, public speaking engagements, educational seminars, community events and workshops. Services include: addiction recovery and mental health services, affordable housing, children and youth programs, domestic violence services – The Shelter, family enrichment and support, food assistance, immigrant services, microbusiness training and development, pregnancy counseling and adoption, and senior services

CenterPointe, Inc.
CenterPointe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit specializing in helping low income and homeless people with addiction and mental health disorders. Treating mental illness and addiction together is an important key to recovery.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA works to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. The website provides up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder, written in language the general public can understand.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS)
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with more than 30 locations across Nebraska and locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Wichita, Kansas. LFS’ services-ranging from prevention to intensive treatment and are available to everyone regardless of age, race, religion, or income.

Magellan Health Services Inc
Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology, and pharmacy benefits programs, as well as integrated health care programs for special populations. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve.

Mayo Clinic Mental Health Center
Find information on mental health and mental illness, specific disorders and mental health treatments. provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.

Mental Health America
Formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, Mental Health America (MHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

Mental Health Association of Nebraska
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run education and advocacy organization bringing service recipients, families, professionals, advocates, and concerned citizens together to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery is a drug rehab center dedicated to achieving lasting alcohol and drug addiction recovery and mental health rehabilitation. Their Mental Health Resource Guide provides general information about mental health as well as other resources on treatment and recovery.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Nebraska Chapter
NAMI Nebraska is a nonprofit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends in the greater Omaha community who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education and support, NAMI Nebraska actively advocates at the local, state and national levels to improve the services, and the lives of those affected by mental illness, and their families.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior. The website features breaking news, health updates, as well as research and funding opportunities and reports.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. This website contains resources and links organized to help you find basic information quickly.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services has local offices across the state that are organized into five service areas. In addition, the Department oversees 10 facilities, including four Veterans' Homes, three regional centers, two youth rehabilitation and treatment centers, and the Beatrice State Development Center.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health
This website is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news as well as communication tools and other features.

Nebraska Family Support Network (NFSN)
Nebraska Family Support Network (NFSN) provides support and services to families of children with mental illness and behavioral disorders. The NFSN not only helps families navigate the system in order to obtain care, they continue to advocate for an improved mental health system of care for youth.

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)
NeHII is a statewide, web-based health information exchange sponsored by Nebraska physicians, hospitals/clinics, and health insurance companies that utilize your information for treatment and payment. By using NeHII, participating doctors can quickly obtain your health information and provide better coordination of care with greater prescription safety, less duplication of procedures, and an easier processing of benefits. Consumers may opt-out of NeHII at any time by visiting

Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
Suicide is very real public health problem in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition is a collaborative venture intended as a gateway to information about suicide prevention in Nebraska. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

NOVA Treatment Community
NOVA, an acronym that stands for New Options, Values and Achievements, is a nonprofit organization that has provided behavioral health services to more than 7,000 individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems for more than 25 years. NOVA also provides foster care placement for infants, children and adolescents as well as in-home services.

Project Harmony
Project Harmony is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to respond to the abuse of children one child at a time. The organization’s collaborative, child-focused approach ensures that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them. Professionals from Project Harmony, Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and the medical community come together at one place, so that a child only has to tell of his or her abuse one time.

Ted E. Bear Hollow
Ted E. Bear Hollow is committed to providing programs for grieving youth and families at no charge because a lack of resources should never prevent a child or teen from receiving support. Ted E. Bear Hollow depends on donations for the majority of its funding and on volunteers to facilitate groups, camps, and retreats. Offices and programs in midtown Omaha offer a welcoming, safe space where children feel at home. is a community based public-benefit website devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis. The site contains a comprehensive directory of publicly rated and reviewed addiction treatment centers. In addition, the site features free drug and alcohol assessments as well as a toll-free helpline (888-206-3273) staffed 24/7 by professional counselors.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you need support, please call 1.866.488.7386.

UNL Counseling and Psychological Services
We're here for you! The multiculturally and professionally diverse staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) consists of psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners who are available to respond to a broad spectrum of concerns and issues.
Vet to Vet is a consumer/provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans. Vet to Vet is administered by veterans who themselves have been consumers of VA mental-health services. Vet to Vet provides a six-week, peer-facilitator training program that teaches veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions and introduce program learning topics.


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.