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.
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
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.