For immediate help:

Call 1-800-273-TALK or text HOME to 741741.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 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. Call 1-800-273-8255 to connect with someone now.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a crisis counselor about any type of crisis.

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.

WELL BEINGS is an informational program to help parents, teachers, counselors, caregivers, families and students understand ways communities can support each other and encourage compassion during times of anxiety and depression.

Mental health issues can cause changes in thinking, feelings, behavior, and physical activity. Did you know Nebraska has a higher than national average for youth suicide? Hear from people who are on the frontlines of providing care and understanding for youth aged 10-24 who struggle with mental health issues that may lead to suicide. Learn practical skills and information to help you recognize signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in young adults.

WELL BEINGS events in Nebraska and across the country are leading up to a new Ken Burns’ documentary Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Health scheduled for broadcast on PBS stations at 8 p.m. CT, Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 2022.

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.


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.

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

Questions about this series?

Contact us at engage@nebraskapublicmedia.org