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.