On any given year in Nebraska, more than 53% of adults with any form of mental illness receive no treatment. This is higher than the national average and could be in part due to the fact that 32 of the 93 counties in Nebraska don’t even have a single mental health provider. The vast majority of Nebraska counties have a shortage of mental health providers.
Struggling with mental health is hard enough, but trying to work through things alone can be almost impossible. But that’s the reality for more than half of Nebraska residents who receive no treatment for their mental health issues. In fact, 32 Nebraska counties don’t have any mental health providers at all.
Asking for help is hard, but it’s the first step toward real change and a better life. Get help no matter where you are in Nebraska when you call one of these hotlines.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Nebraska residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
When you call the National Mental Health Hotline, you’re connected with a trained professional who’s there to listen to you and help you with whatever you need. Sometimes that’s just someone to talk to, but these professionals can also connect you with local resources where you can get more specific help. The National Mental Health Hotline is available 24/7. (866) 903-3787
Nebraska Family Helpline
This DHHS hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure Nebraska residents can access mental health help. Trained professionals supervised by licensed mental health providers answer the phone lines to help those worried about their children’s mental health and refer them to local resources. (888) 866-8660
Community Alliance Warm Line
While not intended for immediate crisis situations, this Nebraska helpline can offer mental health support to those who are struggling and just need someone to talk to. The warm line is available 24/7, and residents near Omaha can also access in-person support through Safe Harbor. (402) 715-4226
DHHS Network of Care
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services offers an interactive state map with links to a multitude of resources. Click here to find your region and get help today. You can also call the DHHS switchboard at 402-471-3121.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.