Join Us For A Focus Group

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska is conducting a Family and Consumer Led Evaluation for Magellan here in Nebraska. We want to hear from you! Your opinions matter to us. Focus Groups are being held in all 6 behavioral health regions. Here are the dates and times:

May 19, 2015
Lincoln 5:30-6:30
Region V Systems
1645 N Street, Lincoln, NE

May 22, 2015
Omaha 10:00-11:00
Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare
3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE

May 28, 2015
Lincoln 10:00-11:00
Region V Systems
1645 N Street, Lincoln, NE

June 14, 2015
Grand Island 7:30-8:30
Memorial Health Building, Classroom C
2116 Faidley Avenue, Grand Island, NE

June 15, 2015
Hastings 10:00-11:00
Mary Lanning Hospital, Ed. Classroom C
715 N. St. Joseph, Hastings, NE
Kearney 5:30-6:30
Kearney Public Library
2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE

June 16, 2015
North Platte 3:30-4:30
North Platte Public Library
120 W 4th Street, North Platte, NE

June 17, 2015
Gering 5:30-6:30
Gering Public Library
1055 P Street, Gering, NE

June 18, 2015
Alliance 10:00-11:00
Alliance Public Library
1750 Sweetwater Avenue, Alliance, NE
Chadron 5:30-6:30
Best Western West Hills Inn
1100 West 10th Street, Chadron, NE

June 19, 2015
Norfolk 3:30-4:30
Norfolk Public Library
308 Prospect Avenue, Norfolk, NE

June 20, 2015
Columbus 10:30-11:30
Columbus Public Library
2504 14th Street, Columbus, NE

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

We are dedicated to ensuring that public mental health policy is just, fair and promotes equality and opportunity.

MHA-NE supports freedom for individuals with mental illness. Freedom to take advantage of any of life’s opportunities. Freedom to decide where one lives, works; and the important thing they will do with their lives, the relationships they establish, how they chose to contribute to their community, and what services they will use.

  • Year Established:  1999, recognized by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2001
  •  Nebraska’s only consumer-run mental health organization in the state
  • Only organization in the state to provide peer-directed services including:

Employment Support

H.O.P.E. Program:  providing participant directed supported employment services to adults living with severe mental health issues.
Comprehensive Benefits Analysis:  providing complete benefits analysis so people can make informed choices regarding employment.

Diversion Services

Keya House: the only crisis diversion house in the Midwest provides adults a safe location to work on maintaining wellness and recovery.
Lincoln Police Department Referral:  trained peers providing follow-up services to individuals identified by LPD during routine mental health investigations.

Education and Advocacy

Wellness/Recovery education:  for adults wishing to learn about mental health issues and developing strategies to maintain their wellness.
Academic Clinical Support:  providing clinical study opportunities to students at SECC, Doane College and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Individual and System Advocacy:  staff provide ongoing advocacy for system transformation at the local, state and federal levels.