Mental Health & Well Being in Nebraska

Upcoming Events


Facing Suicide: Exploring Nebraska Resources

Online Discussion Event
Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. CT

Join us for an online discussion about suicide prevention in Nebraska, inspired by the upcoming PBS documentary Facing Suicide. This event will preview the film, share personal stories of Nebraskans impacted by suicide and highlight resources that provide and help and hope. Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Krajewski, North Platte Suicide Prevention Coalition coordinator, Southwest Nebraska LOSS Team coordinator and board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Nebraska Chapter
  • Dr. Dave Miers, PhD, LIPC, director of Behavioral Health at Bryan Health and co-founder of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Jennifer Sparrock, LCSW LIMHP, manager of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Nebraska Medicine and board chair elect of the AFSP Nebraska Chapter

This event will be held on OVEE. A link to watch the screening will be included in your event registration and reminder emails.

Facing Suicide premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. CT on Nebraska Public Media.

Save the Date!

Join us for upcoming online discussions inspired by Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, the recent PBS documentary directed by Erik Ewers & Christopher Loren Ewers and produced by Ken Burns:

  • Tuesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, November 17 at 6 p.m. CT

Stay tuned for additional panel details and registration information.

About the Film
Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

Hiding in Plain Sight is available to watch on or the PBS Video App.

Community Partners

Nebraska Public Media's mental health programming is planned in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska Chapter, the Behavioral Health Division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Bryan Health, the Kim Foundation, NAMI Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Education's Project AWARE, Nebraska Extension's Rural Wellness Team and the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Neb Needs You Kindness


Nebraska Needs You is a community-wide social media campaign focused on promoting hope, resilience and connectedness among rural youth in Nebraska by sharing positive and empowering key messages that will encourage them to see their worth, take care of their mental health and to reach out for help if they or someone they know is considering suicide.


Call 988

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.

It provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Nebraska Mental Health Resources

Looking for mental health resources? Download this guide to see lists of national organizations and partners, as well as Nebraska mental health resources located across the state.


The WELL BEINGS campaign addresses the critical health needs of Americans through broadcast content, original digital content, and impactful local events. The multi-year campaign, created by WETA Washington, D.C., brings together partners from across the country, including patients, families, caregivers, teachers, medical and mental health professionals, social service agencies, private foundations, filmmakers, corporations and media sponsors, to create awareness and resources for better health for all.

WELL BEINGS events in Nebraska and across the country were inspired by the Ken Burns-produced documentary Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness currently available to watch on or the PBS video app. Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled them, and, at times, overwhelmed them.

To learn more, visit or follow @WellBeingsOrg on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and join the conversation with #WellBeings.

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