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Dr. William Marcil: Hero in the Heartland

It was our privilege to attend the March 03, 2010 Heroes in the…

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Stigma and Mental Illness

In all the years we’ve worked in the mental health arena, perhaps the…

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Wraparound Oregon

In Oregon recently, it was my privilege to visit Wraparound Oregon, a team…

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Alternatives Conference

We were guests at the Alternatives Conference held in Omaha in October.  Alternatives…

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New Data Collection Procedures Discussed

At the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services, we learned that one…

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Support and Family Education (SAFE)

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System offers various resources to veterans and their family members in Nebraska and Iowa. The Support and Family Education (SAFE) program offered through the VA is one such program that assists veterans who struggle with mental illness and their family members and friends.

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Nebraska Medicaid Consumer Complaint Process

Magellan Behavioral Health of Nebraska, LLC is currently the administrative services organization for Nebraska Medicaid. Magellan wants to make sure you receive quality mental health care through Nebraska Medicaid. Each year a survey is sent out asking for participant’s opinion. The 2009 survey indicated that some individuals are not aware of how to express complaints they may have. Your opinion matters. And we want to make sure you know how to do this.

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NAMI-Nebraska Receives Award, Expands Programs

NAMI-Nebraska was recently selected as one of only two states to receive a $5000 seed grant to expand its signature In Our Own Voice program throughout the state. In addition NAMI Basics, the newest signature education program designed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness is now available in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Hastings communities.

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Family Advocacy Movement Conference

On October 3rd I attended a Family Advocacy Movement Conference at UNO sponsored…

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