Member Spotlights

Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Healthcare Services, Inc. (Mid-Plains Center), a non-profit, COA accredited, behavioral healthcare organization is this week’s member spotlight. Mid-Plains Center provides a full range of adult and youth behavioral healthcare and substance use disorder services including prevention, treatment, crisis intervention, and aftercare services.

Mid-Plains Center offers the only medically assisted adult detoxification and mental health crisis stabilization unit in Nebraska and was the first non-profit, Nebraska organization to offer Multisystemic Therapy.

To learn more about Mid-Plains Center and the full array of services offered, visit midplainscenter.org or call 308.385.5250.

Mid-Plains Center Facebook

Friday, October 8, 2021


 

Region 4 Behavioral Health System (BHS) is this week’s member spotlight! The mission of Region 4 BHS is to ensure affordable, accessible, quality mental health and substance use disorder services are available to the residents in its 22 counties. The goal is to create a more unified and comprehensive behavioral health system that is driven by consumer needs.

Region 4 BHS has an online site with tips and tools on substance use prevention for kids. This site offers local, national and crisis resources and info sheets on substance use prevention, treatment and mental health concerns. Check it out here: https://region4resources.org/

For more information on Region 4 BHS, and all of the services and support this system offers, visit https://region4bhs.org/.

Region 4 BHS Facebook

September 27, 2021


This week we are spotlighting @Region1BHA. Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority (BHA) organizes and supervises comprehensive behavioral health services in the 11 counties of the Panhandle of Nebraska.

Region 1 BHA offers emergency services, housing assistance and partnership programs, substance use prevention coordination, and a service access portal. These services help approximately 88,000 people in the Nebraska Panhandle, which covers 15,000 square miles.

To learn more on Region 1 BHA, visit https://bit.ly/3C3BILN.

September 27, 2021


 

Project Harmony is the member spotlight of the week! Project Harmony makes it a priority to reach beyond its front doors to ensure children and families are receiving the supports needed for a healthy and strong family unit. https://bit.ly/3lioQen

Project Harmony Facebook

Project Harmony Twitter

September 13, 2021


We will be spotlighting Omaha Home For Boys (OHB) this week! The mission of OHB is to support and strengthen youth, young adults and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent, productive lives. OHB offers a variety of integrated programs and services providing a true continuum of care.

OHB’s programs and services include residential, transitional and independent living, supportive housing, clinical behavioral health care, and crisis stabilization. Programs address a number of needs including employment, housing, education, health, basic life skills and transportation.

To learn more on how OHB transforms lives and strengthens communities, visit ohb.org.

OHB Facebook

OHB Twitter

September 3, 2021


 

NOVA Treatment Community is this week’s member spotlight! NOVA offers recovery and person-centered services for individuals and families in need. There are residential treatment programs to help adolescents and adults dealing with substance use and mental health disorders as well as behavioral adversities. These programs offer a safe environment for individuals to experience new options, values, and achievements.

NOVA also offers foster care and in-home services. NOVA ensures children and adolescents are placed in safe, nurturing and stable foster homes and offers supportive guidance to foster parents. NOVA’s in-home services are designed to help families navigate the child welfare system and reunify. 

To learn more about NOVA, visit novatc.org.

August 25, 2021


We are highlighting the Nebraska Psychiatric Society (NPS) this week! NPS is a 150-member district branch of the American Psychiatric Association. Members are psychiatrists who are practitioners, academicians, administrators, trainees, and retirees. NPS is based in Omaha and operates out of the Metro Omaha Medical Society offices, from whom is contracted out for administrative services. 

The mission of NPS is to promote the highest quality mental health care, improve mental health and well-being, advance the psychiatric profession, and represent and serve the professional needs of its membership. NPS is dedicated to the education and scientific values of psychiatry.

To learn more on NPS, visit nebraskapsych.org.

NPS Facebook

August 18, 2021


 

This week we are spotlighting the Nebraska Counseling Association (NCA). The NCA works to enhance human development throughout the life span. This organization is made up of counseling and human development professionals across 6 districts. These professionals work in education, residential, private practice, community agency, and business and industry settings.

Each month NCA offers a free CEU for members. This fall NCA is also hosting a hybrid Conference. At this Conference, Elliot Connie will present his Level 1 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Certification Course. Connie is the world’s leading SFBT instructor. To attend the NCA Conference on October 1st, register here https://bit.ly/3lxJHMm

For more information on NCA, visit necounseling.org.

NCA Facebook

NCA Twitter

August 13, 2021


 

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is the member spotlight of the week! @TheMentalHealthAssociationOfNebraska is the only nonprofit peer-run, participant-driven organization in Nebraska dedicated to serving and providing alternative programs to those experiencing mental health and/or substance use and addiction disorders. Peer Specialists draw from life experiences to support participants' wellness and recovery journey.

The MHA-NE team offers a supported employment program, short-term, Peer Specialist staffed housing for adults, diversion and reentry programs, COVID-19 assistance, and a benefits program for those who fear losing Social Security and other public benefits.

To learn more on MHA-NE, visit https://mha-ne.org/ or view this informational video https://bit.ly/3ydjIgG.

August 6, 2021


Our next member spotlight is Mary Lanning Healthcare (MLH), located in Hastings, Nebraska. Since 1915, @MLHealthcare has offered hope, health, and healing through service, education and community involvement. MLH is Joint Commission-accredited and has received numerous awards over the years for high quality care.

The Mary Lanning campus includes a 308,000 sq. ft. hospital, the Morrison Cancer Center, and the Medical Services Building. Across the street from the main hospital is “Home Away From Home,” housing for families of MLH patients.

For more information on MLH, visit https://www.marylanning.org/.

July 30, 2021 


 

 

Lutheran Family Services (LFS) is the member spotlight of the week! LFS provides support to US military vets; help people find freedom from the grip of substance and alcohol abuse (Lincoln locations are CCBHCs – that’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers), and nurture people back to mental health wherever they are across our great state. With 18 locations and more than 70 secure remote telehealth rooms, LFS can provide services and programs to anyone in Nebraska!

If you’re in Lincoln on Saturday, join LFS for the grand opening of the Schroder Park Wellness Campus! There’s a Party in the Park from 10 AM until 1 PM. Check it out on the LFS Facebook page https://bit.ly/3hOZUKS. To learn more about Lutheran Family Services, visit www.lfsneb.org.

This week we are highlighting Liberty Centre Services. Liberty Centre Services provides a wide array of community–based services rooted in holistic, person-centered care. These services include Community Support MH/SA, Intensive Community Services, Emergency Community Support, Recovery Support, Peer Support, Transportation, Medication Support, Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation, Supported Employment, Housing, Day Support, and Day Rehabilitation.

All services are based on the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation which provides real opportunities for individuals with mental illness. Liberty Centre Services uses this model to help individuals regain confidence and rebuild life lost by the devastating effects of the stigma surrounding mental illness.

To learn more about Liberty Centre Services, visit https://bit.ly/3qX3k17.

Liberty Centre Services Facebook

July 14, 2021


 

The Kim Foundation is our member spotlight of the week! The Kim Foundation serves as a supportive resource and compassionate voice for lives touched by mental illness and suicide. To ensure no one is denied behavioral health services, The Kim Foundation advocates for comprehensive, accessible care and provides funding for services to organizations.

The Kim Foundation strives to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide through education, outreach, and advocacy.

To learn more about The Kim Foundation, visit https://bit.ly/3qHoSP5 or view this informational video https://bit.ly/2Ugslbl.

The Kim Foundation Facebook

The Kim Foundation Twitter

July 7, 2021


The member spotlight of the week is Heartland Family Service. Heartland Family Service works to strengthen individuals and families in east-central Nebraska and southwest Iowa by providing education, counseling, and support services.

Heartland Family Service operates a Family Works program that offers drug rehabilitation services to pregnant women and women with children. Heartland also offers housing assistance and supportive services to individuals and families at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. 

Heartland’s counseling and prevention services focus on treating mental health and substance use disorders, managing chronic illnesses, and promoting early intervention through education and prevention services.

Heartland providers are available to see clients in person or via telehealth. To learn more about Heartland Family Service, visit https://bit.ly/3vyWjnS.

Heartland Family Service Facebook

Heartland Family Service Twitter

June 28, 2021


Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is the member spotlight of the week. Last year alone, @goodwillgreatne provided services and support to 2,000 people across greater Nebraska living with disabilities and barriers.

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska offers developmental disability, behavioral health, and employment and transitional living services as well as a transitional living program for clients currently on Probation or involved with Re-Entry Court. These services help individuals gain employment, achieve wellness and recovery goals, learn responsible behavior, and live in a safe environment.

All Goodwill services are funded by the sales of donated goods at Goodwill retail stores across greater Nebraska. To learn more about Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, visit https://bit.ly/3gdArtE.

June 28, 2021


 

We are highlighting the Friendship House in Grand Island, Nebraska this week. The Friendship House provides Outpatient Counseling and Halfway House residential services rooted in evaluation and evidence-based behavioral health treatment.

Outpatient services are available to all populations including men, women, children, families, and couples, while the Halfway House serves adult men recovering from substance abuse. For all services, there are Bilingual counselors available to serve Spanish-speaking patients.

The Friendship House team is dedicated to helping patients reach their goals and improving the wellness of each individual and relationship. To learn more about the Friendship House, visit https://bit.ly/3pgyL5E.

Friendship House Facebook

June 11, 2021


NABHO Mental Health Awareness Month Wrap Up Interviews

HopeSpoke

 

St. Monica's

 

Wellbeing Initiative 

 June 2, 2021


NABHO Member Spotlights

Our next member spotlight is Fillmore County Hospital (FCH). This hospital offers a variety of integrated patient and family-focused care. The FCH team puts safety, compassion, innovation, and teaching at the forefront.

We would like to highlight FCH’s behavioral health care, specifically the Inpatient Geriatric Psych Unit. This unit helps adults 55 years and older affected by psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral disorders to find a treatment plan that works for them. FCH is the only rural critical access hospital in the State of NE to own and operate an Inpatient Geriatric Psych Unit. This unit has shown the urgent need for this care, as it has served patients in 80 of the 93 Nebraska Counties as well as patients from all surrounding states.

To learn more about FCH visit, bit.ly/34ncY2i.

Fillmore County Hospital Facebook

Fillmore County Hospital Twitter

June 4, 2021


 

This week we are spotlighting Faith Regional Health Services in northeast and north-central Nebraska. The mission of Faith Regional Health Services is to serve Christ by providing all people with exemplary healthcare services in a loving and caring environment. We want to highlight the inpatient behavioral health program and outpatient psychiatric care at Faith Regional Health Services. 

Faith Regional Health Services’ outpatient psychiatric care offers medication management and therapy to adults and adolescents. The inpatient program provides adults with acute psychiatric illnesses practical tools to manage their symptoms and improve their coping abilities and problem-solving skills. The multi-disciplinary team of professionals at Faith Regional Health Services is committed to providing personal, compassionate care. 

For more information on Faith Regional Health Services, visit https://frhs.org/.

Faith Regional Health Services Facebook

Faith Regional Health Services Twitter

May 28, 2021


Our next member spotlight is the Douglas County Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). CMHC partners with underserved individuals suffering from mental health or substance use disorder illnesses. CMHC providers help these individuals transform their lives through quality, patient-centered behavioral health care in a safe, caring, and therapeutic environment. 

The Center offers a range of behavioral health services, including inpatient services, a psychiatric outpatient program, a day treatment program, and a mental health diversion program. All services are available to uninsured adults in the Douglas County or the Region 6 area in Nebraska. 

To learn more about Douglas County Community Mental Health Center, visit https://bit.ly/3um7PmH.

May 20, 2021


 

Counseling & Enrichment Center (CEC) is our member spotlight of the week. CEC brings hope to individuals and families coping with behavioral health issues. CEC’s licensed therapists work with each client to find the root cause of their symptoms and heal their mind, body, and spirit in a way that lasts. Providers at CEC specialize in healing early trauma and attachment issues.

CEC offers counseling and educational services to all ages in any location. If you are unable to travel to a Counseling and Enrichment office or access telehealth services, CEC providers will come to you.

The Counseling & Enrichment Center offers hope, recognizes the cause, and resolves the symptoms. For more information on the Counseling & Enrichment Center, visit https://bit.ly/3nv7ZW9 or call 1.800.689.0945.

For our member spotlight this week, we are highlighting Community Alliance, an integrated health care organization.

The mission of Community Alliance is to help individuals with mental illness achieve their unique potential and to live, work, learn and contribute in a community of mutual support. Community Alliance works to support these individuals through psychiatric services, mental health and substance use counseling, primary medical care and a range of rehabilitation, employment, community supports and family and peer support. 

Community Alliance also works to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and advocate for improved access to mental health care resources. 

To learn more about Community Alliance, visit https://bit.ly/3dJ4Yy7, or call 402.341.5128.

We are spotlighting Children’s Hospital & Medical Center this week. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to improving the life of every child through exceptional clinical care, research, education and advocacy. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center offers a vast array of behavioral health services for children of all ages. We want to highlight the partial hospitalization Eating Disorders Program and the Patient Assistance Team at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (PATCH).

The partial hospitalization Eating Disorders Program provides group therapy, support and guidance to help children and adolescents age 8 to 22 strengthen their ability to cope and eat appropriately. To learn more about this program, call 402.955.6190 or visit https://bit.ly/3wXTVc6

PATCH is a family-centered, team-based program that promotes quality care and supports positive health care for patients with autism. To learn more about PATCH, visit https://bit.ly/3n4tb5n

For more information on behavioral health care at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, visit https://bit.ly/2QwiJHi.  

The Child Saving Institute (CSI) is our member spotlight of the week! CSI is dedicated to the prevention, intervention and healing of child abuse, neglect and abandonment. For 129 years, CSI has been “Responding to the cry of a child” and meeting the changing needs of Omaha metro area children through its 16 programs. 

CSI provides hope and healing for more than 2,300 children and families each year. CSI’s mental health services include individual and family therapy and medication management services. 

Throughout the pandemic, CSI continues to provide services to children and families in the Omaha community. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3fPsJWK, or call 402.553.6000. Therapy sessions are offered in-person and virtually. CSI is here to help you and your family when in need.

This week we are highlighting CHI Health, specifically its Behavioral Care. For more than three decades, CHI Health has specialized in psychiatric and chemical dependency services. These services are rooted in CHI Health’s unified mission of nurturing the healing ministry of the Church to create healthier communities. Their vast team of experts provide individualized care to heal the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.

To learn more about CHI Health’s Behavioral Care visit bit.ly/3rEs5xK.

CHI Health Twitter

CHI Health Facebook

April 8, 2021


For our member spotlight this week, we are highlighting CenterPointe, a behavioral and physical healthcare provider. The mission of CenterPointe is to help those they serve to get better, sooner, for longer. CenterPointe provides physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder care through over 35 programs. These programs offer a variety of treatment, rehabilitation, housing, peer support, and crisis response options. 

CenterPointe’s care providers partner with patients to plan a recovery journey that aligns with their individual needs. Throughout the pandemic, CenterPointe has expanded its services and never turned away an individual who needed help. 

To learn more about CenterPointe, visit http://bit.ly/318z4UV.

April 5, 2021


 

Our next member spotlight is the Live Well Counseling Center of Kearney (LWCC). The LWCC provides outpatient behavioral health and wellness services for individuals and families in Kearney and the surrounding areas. The Center offers a wide variety of mental health services dedicated to fostering hope and healing.

LWCC has several clinical specialists committed to restoring lives impacted by stress and personal challenges. These professionals partner with each client to help them meet their own personal goals. Businesses, organizations, community groups, and agencies can also learn from LWCC staff members through workshops, presentations, and specialized training opportunities.

To learn more about the Live Well Counseling Center of Kearney visit http://bit.ly/3lwbomE.

March 29, 2021


 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha is our member spotlight of the week. Last year, more people turned to Catholic Charities for help in navigating through the COVID pandemic. The organization provides life-changing Outpatient Behavioral Health Services to children, adults and families living with mental health and substance use issues, as well as students in over 20 Catholic Schools across the Archdiocese.

Catholic Charities is touching the lives of people every day by providing the support needed to relieve symptoms of depression/anxiety/trauma, improve daily functioning, increase self-worth, and enhance family communication.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/3qpquLn or call 531.213.7396. Therapy sessions are offered in-person and remotely. If you, or someone you love, needs help navigating through life's most difficult challenges, contact Catholic Charities today. 

March 22, 2021


 

For this week’s member spotlight, we are highlighting the Behavioral Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bryan provides compassionate care through a wide range of outpatient and inpatient treatments and services that give patients the tools needed to cope with the challenges they face. 

Bryan offers 24/7 crisis/emergency mental health care, non-emergency mental health care, and alcohol & drug treatment services. For any non-emergency health care needs, Bryan has a counseling center and a psychiatry center. Alcohol and drug treatment services are provided through the Bryan Independence Center. The Bryan Independence Center helps individuals and their families begin and maintain their recovery from the effects of substance use. Bryan also offers free, confidential online screenings for depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, and alcohol use. See below for more information on these services. 

To learn more about Bryan Mental Health Care, visit http://bit.ly/3uzxDwf.

To learn more about the Bryan Independence Center, visit http://bit.ly/2NHj6On.

March 12, 2021


 

 

The Bridge is our member spotlight of the week! The Bridge offers long-term residential substance use disorder treatment for women and their families in Hastings, Nebraska.. The program is designed for women who have not found recovery after repeated short-term or less-restrictive treatment or have suffered devastating impacts from their substance use. The Bridge fosters daily living in a family atmosphere to help individuals develop a sense of normalcy and community in a safe, nurturing environment that is alcohol and chemical-free. 

The Bridge provides many components to assist full-family healing and restoration. They offer parenting education for residents as well as one-on-one sessions, a family education group, and individual therapy for children of the mothers who reside in the program.

Once a week, "Kids Group" is provided. Currently, there are three different groups based on age that give children the opportunity to develop relationships and friendships with other children who are residing in the program. Kids Group offers participants a safe place to discuss some of their fears and feelings about past and present situations. It builds a special relationship amongst the children who reside in the program. The Bridge utilizes this group to address and process trauma, to develop coping skills and safety plans, and to discuss daily stressors the kiddos may face and dreams and goals they have for themselves, all in an encouraging atmosphere in which the children can grow. The program provides very tight-knit treatment for the family unit!  

To learn more about The Bridge visit http://bit.ly/2NIjXy9.

March 3, 2021


 


This week we are highlighting The Bridge Behavioral Health. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Bridge is a professional, nationally accredited treatment center specializing in treating alcoholism and drug addiction. For the past 37 years, The Bridge has provided substance abuse, trauma, and mental health treatment services catered to each individual’s specific needs. The center offers medically supervised detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment, and various recovery support services. The Bridge Behavioral Health is a safety net for those suffering from addiction and related mental health issues in the Lincoln community. To learn more about The Bridge Behavioral Health visit http://bit.ly/3aDbyog.
February 25, 2021

 

This week’s member spotlight, the Boys Town Residential Treatment Center (RTC), has provided life-changing behavioral and mental health services to youth in need for 25 years. The center offers individualized treatment in a safe and secure environment for children and adolescents who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Treatment is approached in a family-centered, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate manner. Over the past 25 years, RTC has cared for 3,000 youth from 30 states and 7 countries. To learn more about the Boys Town Residential Treatment Center, visit https://bit.ly/374YK81.

February 17, 2021


 

 

Our next member spotlight is Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH). BVBH is the largest outpatient behavioral health organization in Nebraska with 12 offices throughout 16 mostly rural counties in Southeast Nebraska.

BVBH provides a variety of professional mental health, substance abuse, medication management, community support, and emergency services. These services are available to all ages on an individual, family/marital, and group basis.

The purpose of BVBH is to help those dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues to find hope, healing, and wellness. To learn more about BVBH visit https://bvbh.net/.

February 10, 2021


 

 

The Behavioral Health Support Foundation (BHSF) is the member spotlight of the week. The BHSF's mission is to increase access to services and help providers add services for individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues. The foundation works as an advocate rather than a provider of services. BHSF advocates across and between not-for-profit organizations to expand mental health and substance use services in the Region 6 community.
February 3, 2021

 

This week we are spotlighting the Behavioral Health Specialists (BHS). BHS has been committed to excellence in the provision of comprehensive behavioral health care & family services for over 27 years. They are dedicated to providing high quality, affordable and accessible services that honor each client's confidentiality, dignity, and self-determination. These services include two residential treatment programs, foster homes, respite care homes, family support services, and community support services that extend throughout northeast Nebraska. To learn more about BHS visit: http://bit.ly/2MhFi0d.
January 28, 2021

 

Our member spotlight of the week is The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN). BHECN works to improve behavioral health care access across Nebraska by developing a skilled and passionate workforce.

BHECN’s Nebraska Behavioral Health Education Partners Program focuses on connecting behavioral health (BH) graduate students to provide them with more professional development opportunities. It also helps in the creation of the organization’s webinar series which educates BH trainees and providers on a variety of BH topics.

BHECN hosts an annual Behavioral Health Policy Forum, allowing policymakers to hear about vital behavioral health issues in Nebraska and beyond. This forum highlights the importance of having a qualified behavioral health workforce now and in the future.

To learn more about BHECN’s important work visit: https://bit.ly/3bHeAcm.

Posted: January 22, 2021


 

 

ARCH, Inc. is our member spotlight of the week! ARCH is a non-profit mental health & substance use treatment center for adult males suffering from drug and alcohol use disorders. This organization has provided long-term behavioral health treatment and transitional living to the Omaha community since 1972.

ARCH utilizes evidence-based therapeutic models and community-based resources to foster holistic growth. Bi-monthly meetings are offered to program graduates as they transition to independent living so they can stay plugged into the ARCH community.

ARCH, Inc. provides a unique framework that fosters a comprehensive and structured program for individuals to move through the stages of change to a new life of recovery.

To learn more about ARCH, Inc. click here.  

Posted: January 13, 2021