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NAMI Omaha is a non-profit organization composed of consumers, family members, professionals, and friends who have come together to share and take comfort in the commonality of their experiences and to educate members of their communities about serious brain disorders. Along with education and support, NAMI Omaha actively advocates at the local, state and national levels to improve the services, and the lives of those affected by mental illness, and their families.

NAMI Omaha has been supporting, educating and advocating for consumers, family members and professionals in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties since 1986.

PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2017. PLEASE JOIN US AT:

First United Methodist Church, Room 112
7020 Cass Street (69th and Cass), Omaha
(Park in the lot on the East side of the church just off 69th Street
Enter thru Doors 4 or 6 on East side and follow signs to Room 112.)



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 Upcoming Events:

 

May 17: Region 6 Free/Daylong "Systems of Care" Training Seminar
Please RSVP by May 12! Flyer is here and details of program are here.

May Affiliate Meeting
This is free and open to the Public. Please join us!

Speakers:  Christine Johnson (Partnership for Better Mental Health Outcomes)                              and Linda Jensen (NAMI Omaha)

Topic:         Progress on Gaps in Omaha Mental Health Care System

When:        Thursday May 4, 2017 at 6-8 PM. Free light dinner offered.

Where:       *At our new location (See Above)

In 2015, TriWest, a consulting group working with the Partnership for Better Mental Health Outcomes, published a study: "Omaha Area Adult Behavioral Health System Assessment". This study identified nine areas in need of improvement, called mental health service gaps. You can read an article about the study here and download a copy of the report here.

Currently there is an organized, collaborative effort to consider the recommendations made in the TriWest report. And an update is being developed by the Partnership under the supervision of Christine Johnson, who will report on progress at the NAMI Omaha May Affiliate Meeting.

Because we want to be sure that the input of persons with mental illness and their families/friends is considered when future improvements are being recommended, please help us by completing a brief survey which can be found by clicking here. If you have already filled out this survey, please do not fill it out again. However, each member of a family should complete one, as we value each person's perspectives and experiences.

Feel free to forward to others you know who may be interested. The survey will close Sunday April 30, 2017, and a preliminary report on the results will also be presented at the May meeting. 

Feel free to bring others!

Rminder: When inclement weather forces local public schools to close in the city or town that a NAMI meeting is held, NAMI Omaha meetings will also be cancelled.

Tentative Schedule of Future Events: