Behavioral Health Regions

BHECN's MISSION

Our role – the WHAT and WHY of BHECN


Ambassador Conference to Encourage Students

The BHECN Ambassador Program recruits and mentors rural students from high school through college and professional school and into behavioral health professions. More...

 

Announcing BHECN Kearney

As part of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska’s strategy to grow Nebraska’s rural behavioral health workforce, we are proud to announce the launch of our presence at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. More...

 

Behavioral Health Mentorship Dinner

This year’s event, held at Joslyn Castle, gathered students and mentors from a range of behavioral health disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, and nursing and included students and faculty from both UNMC and Creighton University. More...

 

Next to Normal

The Omaha Community Playhouse presented the musical Next to Normal earlier this year. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner, Next to Normal is a deeply moving rock musical and raw account of a family dealing with mental illness, tragedy and the realities of modern society.
 
We asked several friends of BHECN to share their reflections on Next to Normal and share how the story mirrors some of the real life struggles they have faced in dealing with mental illness in their families. Read more…

2012-2013 Legislative Report documents BHECN's progress

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BHECN program featured in NIMH Partner Spotlight

The Fall 2013 edition of NIMH’s e-newsletter, Outreach Connection, featured BHECN’s Ambassador Program in its Partner Spotlight section. The program introduces rural Nebraska high school and college students to behavioral health careers. See item.


Mental health care needs fall short

In an ideal world, a primary care physician would refer patients to mental health providers, and then the two would confer back and forth regarding the patient’s care.

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Screened Out

Youth health experts encourage parents to keep an eye on children’s media usage, online habits

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F.A.R.M. C.A.M.P. 2013

Dr_Cate_InspirerFARM CAMP (Frontier Area Rural Mental-health Camp And Mentorship Program) developed by Western Nebraska Behavioral Health, sponsored by BHECN, led by Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine.

Inspiring rural youth to consider behavioral health careers


Open Door

A personal story of mental health & recovery


Local artist and thespian, Bob Donlan, shares his “experimental performance piece” in this 20 minute video.
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Spring 2014 Nebraska Beacon Newsletter

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BHECN TEAM

Howard Liu, M.D.
Medical Director
402-552-7697
hyliu@unmc.edu

Brent Khan, Ed.D.
Associate Director
402-552-7697
brent.khan@unmc.edu

Joe Evans, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Director
402-559-5758
jevans@unmc.edu

Keith Anderson, M.S.
Data Analyst
402-552-7694
keith.anderson@unmc.edu

Robin Bayless
Office Associate
402-552-7697
robin.bayless@unmc.edu

Kay Glidden
BHECN Kearney Project Director
308-440-5474
kglidden@region3.net

Heidi Keeler, RN, PhD
Director of Educational Design
402-559-4524
hkeeler@unmc.edu

Ann Kraft
Ambassador Program Coordinator
402-552-7638
akraft@unmc.edu

Jill Westfall, M.P.A.
Communications Coordinator
402-552-7693
jill.westfall@unmc.edu

Amy Williams, J.D.
Education Coordinator
402-552-7694
amy.williams@unmc.edu


Teens Finding Hope
BHECN Ambassador Program

Rural Nebraska Students Consider Careers in Behavioral Health

College_Ambassador          BHECN College Ambassador  

BHECN hosted the fourth annual College Ambassador Conference in May 2013.
 

All about Ambassador Program

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
ACE ICON
What's Your ACE Score? 

BHECN Calendar

Adolescent Depression
 
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