Local & National Resources

There are many local and national resources dedicated to mental health awareness, education, advocacy, and prevention. The Kim Foundation’s mission is to connect individuals to these valuable, trustworthy resources.

Learn more about these organizations and find help, support and resources for yourself, a friend, or a family member in crisis.

Local Resources

Provides information and support to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, and supports the National Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association in its research.

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Support for the families and caregivers of those with special needs, including a variety of Q&A resources and links to government agencies and organizations. 

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Provides resources and support to artists and writers who are living with substance use or mental health problems, and venues for them to share their work.

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Supports active military, veterans, and their families with treatment for post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and related disorders, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Improves the quality of life of people on the autism spectrum and their families, through education, advocacy and support.

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Enhance the behavioral health of Nebraskans by improving the quantity and quality of the NE Behavioral Health workforce; collaborates with individuals and organizations throughout the community.

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Practical services for helping parents and caregivers overcome children’s behavioral issues.

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Provides outpatient mental and substance abuse treatment to adults and children in Southeast Nebraska.

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Enhances the quality of life for Nebraskans who are disabled due to brain injury, while providing support, education, and advocacy.

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Provides confidential, online mental health screening and information about the medical center’s services.

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Improves educational outcomes for children living in poverty and their families.

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Builds a strong community through a wide variety of services including: behavioral health, domestic violence services, food assistance, immigration legal services, microbusiness development, pregnancy counseling and adoption, and senior services.

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Offers bereavement resources for grieving people and those close to them. Provides grief literature and books, caring workshops, and support groups.

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Provides holistic care for people suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders, including treatment, rehabilitation and housing, particularly for homeless and low-income individuals.

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Offers education and training programs to provide individuals with opportunities for positive change.

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Provides healthcare and behavioral health services for individuals and families living in Douglas County.

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Distributes research and news from the mental health field; experts are available for questions regarding non-urgent mental health questions.

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Prevents and treats child abuse and neglect by providing emergency services to children and teens in crisis; offers therapy for physically and sexually abused children; provides family education and preservation services, as well as childcare.

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Provides comprehensive services and family support for children with special medical, developmental, cognitive, and impairment impacted children by providing services that evoke maximum potential and foster the development of intellectual and social competence.

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The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides information to guide health related decisions. Open to Nebraska residents free of charge. 

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Counsels on emotional health and substance abuse problems in Blair, Nebraska, and the surrounding communities. Services include classes, support groups, and outpatient treatment, which are available to individuals and families, as well as children, teens, and adults. 

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Helps Nebraskans gamble responsibly if they choose to play, and assists those with gambling problems and their loved ones. 

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Skill-based parenting program that addresses issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control, and school success. 

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Focusses on providing adults with mental illness and substance abuse disorders opportunities to develop the skills to manage their condition.

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Provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse care for the underserved of Douglas County.

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Addresses the severe shortage of mental health providers, particularly in rural communities, by bringing the provider directly to the patient via telehealth. Encounter Telepsychiatry’s patients, regardless of where they live, are receiving high quality, evidence-based healthcare.

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Provides support in Central Nebraska to parents with children who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

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Improves opportunities for low-income families to purchase homes in Omaha through education and empowerment.

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Provides resources and a forum of support and encouragement for families with youth who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues. 

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The Nebraska Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NEFFCMH) works towards ensuring that all children and families in Nebraska are emotionally, behaviorally, and mentally strong. Advances the systems of care for children’s behavioral health. 

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The aging and mental health services provided include: Adult Day Services, Day Rehabilitation Services, and Community Support Services.

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Provides support programs for youth and families who are grieving a death or serious illness/injury at no charge. Also offers continuing education opportunities and community awareness and consultation throughout Nebraska and Iowa.

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Strengthens individuals and families through education, counseling, and support. 

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Offers drug and alcohol rehab programs and comprehensive addiction treatment; individuals can select from either Christian or Traditional treatment programs.

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Utilizes the Trauma Informed Care model to provide for the needs of those going through a mental health crisis and/or substance abuse disorder.

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Offers a multitude of services for the mental and behavioral health of everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or income. 

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Brings mental health service recipients, professionals, advocates, and concerned citizens together to address all aspects of mental health and illness. 

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Improves the quality of life of those with mental illness by providing education and support and advocating on their behalf.

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Get information on problem gambling and recovery, including resources for the general public and mental health professionals.

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Provides knowledge, resources, and care for all manners of mental health issues. Links to mental health related sites on the local, state, and national levels, and assists those looking for a mental health provider. 

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Promotes substance abuse and mental health services for Nebraskans, and is comprised of representatives from various behavioral health organizations from around the state. 

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Supports Nebraskans affected by brain injuries in acquiring and sharing information, resources, and services. 

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A searchable database for safe and healthy child care providers created by early childhood organizations and advocates. 

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Free service to help those with disabilities get answers for questions surrounding Vocational Rehabilitation, the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Centers for Independent Living. Hotline for disability services: 800-742-7594. 

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Provides individuals, families, and agencies behavioral health resources, such as information about services, laws, and related news.

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Aims to enhance the state-level capacity for responding to mental health and substance abuse needs in the event of terrorism, emergencies, and disaster. 

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Connects children and families in Nebraska to training counselors who can provide counseling and connect families to local behavioral health providers; 24/7.

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Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

Provides support and services to families of children with mental illness and behavioral disorders; assists families in navigating the system to obtain care and advocates for improvements in the mental health system.

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Assists Nebraskans in locating available housing that best fits their needs either through the website or toll-free number.

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The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team consists of trained survivor and mental health professionals who bring immediate support to the survivors of suicide.

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Nebraska Mental Health & Aging Coalition (NeMHAC)  advocates for improved resources and services for older adults living with mental health needs. NeMHAC meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

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Educates tenants on how to find and keep decent, safe, affordable rental housing that meets their needs.

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Connects Nebraskans to a wide range of services and resources provided by state and local agencies through their website and hotline: 1-800-472-0458.

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Serves rural residents and farmers in Nebraska, by discussing issues, providing information, and referring callers to attorneys, financial counselors, clergy, other farmers, and mediation. 

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Hotline: 1-800-464-0258

Collaborative venture that acts as a gateway to information about suicide prevention in Nebraska. If you or someone you know needs help, please call their lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Serves as a resource for people with disabilities who want to explore employment opportunities, for employers who want to find dedicated, talented workers, and for the professionals who serve both groups. 

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Works to decrease the suicide rate among young people in Nebraska.

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Provides behavioral health services to individuals with substance use disorders and mental health programs, as well as foster care placement and in-home services.

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Provides training to staff working with young children, and serves as a parenting resource for families.

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Partners with the community to provide culturally respectful, quality healthcare with special attention to the underserved.

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Provides resources and guidance on how to raise, praise, discipline, teach, and nurture your child. 

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Created for families in northeast Nebraska who are raising children with emotional/behavioral challenges.

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Provides training, information, and support to families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

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Collaboration between professionals from Project Harmony, Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and the medical community to respond to the abuse of children.

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Offers support to individuals who have recently been freed from incarceration at a Nebraskan facility to help them successfully transition back into the community.

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Assists families who have adopted or entered into a guardianship with support groups and training.

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Takes care of the physical and emotional needs of the hungry and homeless, while upholding strong religious principles.

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Offers equine assisted psychotherapy, learning, and development for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.

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Serves Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, and York counties. Mental health professionals are available at the request of law enforcement 24 hours a day to provide consultation to those in need. 

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Funds health and human services programs in the community and hosts programs that serve those who live in poverty.

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Provides resources for veterans in Nebraska and Iowa, with services for PTSD, medical foster homes, home health care, hospice and palliative care, holistic care, home-based primary care, and more.

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Educates and motivates Nebraskans to take action to better the lives of Nebraska’s children in the areas of Health, Education, Safety, and Economic Stability.

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Helps women and their families stay safe and self-sufficient by providing a range of services, including crisis safety net services, workshops, and seminars.

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Serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient.

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National Resources

Raises awareness among practitioners of evidence-based treatment and recovery practices for substance abuse; builds the skills necessary for practitioners to integrate these treatments into their services.

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Support meetings for the friends and families of problem drinkers to find understanding and share personal experiences.

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Fellowship of people who share their experiences with each other to support their shared recovery from alcoholism.

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Assists parents and families in understanding and managing developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.

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Provides pediatricians, child health professionals, and parents the tools and support they need to provide community-based collaborative care.

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Raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders that affect the elderly, promotes healthy aging strategies, and increases access to quality mental health care.

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Promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training on suicide for professionals and volunteers.

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Reduces the loss of life from suicide through prevention initiatives, research, educational campaigns, demonstration projects, and policy work.

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Medical specialty society for psychiatrists in the US. The site includes Healthy Minds: Healthy Lives, the American Psychiatric Association’s consumer site.

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Online consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.

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Professional society representing medical professionals dedicated to increasing the access to and improving the quality of addiction treatment.

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Educates, trains, and does research on anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders; links people who need treatment with professionals who provide it.

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Advocates for the rights of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, connects affected families, and influences public policy.

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Provides information and services for mental health practitioners in a diverse online community.

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Gives families raising children with mood disorders answers, support, and stability; provide resources such as blogs, expert webinars, and podcasts on the website.

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Legal advocate for people with mental disabilities; open up public schools, workplaces, housing, and other opportunities for people with mental disabilities to participate in community life.

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National anti-stigma campaign that spreads awareness about mental illness.

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Pursues theory, research, practice, and training related to addressing health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.

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Provides resources and support for understanding and coping with mental illness for consumers, caregivers, and family, and friends.

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Addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure, from the consequences of combat and war, natural and human disasters, and public health threats.

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Provides evidence-based information about AD/HD to parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public.

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Offers people with disabilities an opportunity to achieve financial independence by enabling more choice in employment-related support and services and access to work.

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Convenes leaders concerned with mental health and substance use policy and practice from across systems to address related issues, provide education, networking, and opportunities to interact with leaders in relevant fields.

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Self-management and recovery system developed to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors, increase personal empowerment, improve quality of life, and assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams.

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Promotes and facilitates the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders.

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Provides comprehensive, up-to-date resources of medication content and labeling; used to report adverse events following the use of medication.

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Improves the lives of those with mood disorders, by providing tools and information focusing on depression and bipolar disorder.

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Provides consumers, researchers, administrators, service providers, and others with organized information about consumer-driven programs.

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Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, and youth adults and their families grieving death can share their experiences.

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Provides quick access to quality drug information pulled from multiple databases.

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Nonprofessional self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and mental illness.

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As the child health component of Medicaid, this program improves the health of low-income children, by financing appropriate and necessary pediatric services.

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Addresses the severe shortage of mental health providers, particularly in rural communities, by bringing the provider directly to the patient via telehealth. Encounter Telepsychiatry’s patients, regardless of where they live, are receiving high quality, evidence-based healthcare.

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Uses equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs.

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Provides national leadership on youth and family issues, by supporting a wide range of comprehensive services and collaborations.

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Helping parents and caregivers assist loved ones in recovering from eating disorders, by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating education and research.

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Committed to helping member agencies improve treatment foster care practices; founded on the belief that the family is a core source of stability and security for youth.

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Provides information, support, and connections that families need to survive and thrive, focusing on a wide range of topics from child abuse, divorce, alcoholism, discipline, and more.

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Builds leadership and advocacy skills of current and former foster youth to improve the state and local child welfare systems and the national policies that affect them.

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Fellowship of people who share their experiences with each other to support their shared recovery from gambling addiction.

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Fights the choking game through education.

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Provides college-aged youth with information about the prevalence of mental health issues on college campuses and connects students to the appropriate resources to get help.

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Improves understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research, promotes care and support resources for affected individuals, and erases stigma through education.

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Authored more than a dozen books for children, focusing on how to cope with tough situations from divorce, to abuse, to attention deficit disorder.

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Database containing information about medications to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed, including possible effects on breastfed infants and alternative drugs.

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Provides information on a broad range of topics, as well as resources guides, weekly newsletters, full text publications, databases, and more.

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Provides information on mental health and mental illness, specific disorders, and treatments.

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Directs individuals to information that answers health questions, and is also available in Spanish.

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Addresses all aspects of mental health including prevention services, early identification and intervention, integrated care, and support.

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Provides access to all US government mental health information.

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Connects patients, families, friends, and caregivers to support and inspiration.

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Profiles a variety of learning disabilities and provides interactive demonstrations of how such struggles impact one’s ability to learn.

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This drug rehab center is dedicated to achieving lasting alcohol and drug addiction recovery and mental health rehabilitation; provides information and resources on treatment and recovery.

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This site is dedicated to helping individuals in the field or career of social work by compiling a list of professional and educational resources.

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This global, community-based organization is multi-lingual and multicultural, offering recovery from the effects of addiction.

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Provides help for those struggling with eating disorders by offering hotline counseling, free support groups, referrals to health care professionals, and education/prevention programs.

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Features the latest updates surrounding research and practice in the social work profession, focusing on aging, behavioral health, and children and families.

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Dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families, through the provision of a HelpLine (call 800-950-NAMI), connection recovery support groups, and the Family to Family Education Program.

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The nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.

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Provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and educational programs, and advocates for policies that protect educational rights and opportunities.

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Advances the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma or experience PTSD, through education research, and training.

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Develops improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system; maximizes awareness of new products and knowledge to guild practice and policy for these youth.

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Combines knowledge of child development with expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences and evidence-based practices to improve the quality of their care.

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Advances transformative work, thinking, and leadership to end domestic violence in our communities.

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Ensure that consumers/survivors have a voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies.

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Provides a variety of behavioral health services and information to communities. Acts as the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations as an advocacy/legislative expert.

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Advocates for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families.

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Advocates on behalf of and supports those affected by eating disorders, by campaigning for prevention, improved treatment, and research.

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Empower and assist in the recovery of those who are living with mental health issues, trauma, and/or extreme states.

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Advocates will provide information, crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals to agencies in the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish, with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

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Provides leadership for a network of family-run organizations throughout the nation; focused on benefiting children with mental health needs and their families.

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Transforms the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research.

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This consumer-driven technical assistance center fosters peer empowerment through their website, news and informative announcements, a directory of peer-driven services, publications, training, and consultation.

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Provides a breakdown of psychiatric advance directives (PADS), which are a way for people with mental illness to plan ahead for mental health crises, as well as local resources for patients and families.

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This 24-hour toll-free hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, providing crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

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Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

Develops, analyzes, evaluates, and coordinates HHS policies and programs that support the independence and well-being of children, adults, and older persons with disabilities.

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Offers practical advice to parents of children and adolescents struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.

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Promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

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Free, confidential services for victims of sexual assault and for bringing rapists to justice; educates the public about sexual assault, and leads the nation’s efforts in preventing it.

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Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

Provides information about mental health via a toll-free number (800-789-2647), a web site, and over 600 publications. Developed for use by users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.

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Prevents suicides, supports suicide survivors, and educates the public about suicide.

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Advances the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, by providing technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge of the professionals who serve people at risk for suicide.

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Provides resources and encouragement to teens and their families who are affected by depression.

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Improves the mental health by communicating the current scientific knowledge and using it to develop training programs, publications, and other resources that can be used to better understand adolescent mental health. 

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Help individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis. Contains a comprehensive directory of publicly reviewed addiction treatment centers, as well as free drug and alcohol assessments and a toll-free helpline (1-888-206-3273).

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Intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. If you need support, call 1-866-488-7386.

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Provides information for clinicians on opioids, including risks, benefits, and guidance on how to best prescribe these medications.

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Online resource center where college students can search for information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.

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Spreads awareness about veteran homelessness. Provides a Help for Homeless Veterans Hotline (877-4AID-VET).

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Free services to aid in recovery for veterans who have experienced sexual assault or severe sexual harassment while in the military.

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Provides information regarding healthcare, dealing with sexual trauma and PTSD, and more

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Provides veterans 24-hour access to mental health professionals through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. Call and follow the voice prompt to be connected with a VA-staffed mental health professional.

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Utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans; provides a peer-facilitated training program that teaches veterans how to facilitate peer group sessions.

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Veterans help those currently serving in the National Guard and Reserve by providing support and information. To speak to a veteran, call the hotline: 1-855-VET-TALK.

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Provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded veterans, including: mental health and wellness care, career and benefits counseling, support for the most severely injured.

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Provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge necessary to nurture the development of infants and toddlers.

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