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Mid-America MHTTC kicks off school mental health training in Omaha district

Editors' Note: This story ran in our November newsletter, published Nov. 1.

 

The Mid-America MHTTC in September held its first formal training of personnel at Millard Public Schools (MPS), an Omaha district comprised of 35 schools and more than 24,000 students. Ninety-four educators and mental health professionals attended the training.

 

Federal grant to jump-start new school mental health internships

Editors' Note: This story ran in our November newsletter, published Nov. 1.

 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a Mental Health Services Professional Demonstration Grant to a band of school districts in Nebraska, facilitating a new internship training program in school mental health.

 

The grant, $500,000 per year for up to five years, was awarded to Educational Service Unit 2 (ESU 2), a state-defined region that encompasses school districts to the west and north of Omaha — in Burt, Cuming, Dodge, and Saunders counties. 

North Dakota Soldier Speaks to Vets on Suicide Risk

November 18, 2019

This North Dakota Soldier Reached the Brink of Suicide, Now He's Spreading His Message to Other Vets

In a recent article published by Robin Huebner in the Inforum, Sgt. Nathan Griffin described his struggles with substance use and the moment he had considered suicide. He now shares his darkest moment, and how he managed to move forward, with other military veterans.

Read the full article, This North Dakota Soldier Reached the Brink of Suicide, Now He's Spreading His Message to Other Vets.

Suicide Numbers Keep Rising in North Dakota and Minnesota, but There's Help and Hope

November 17, 2019

Suicide Numbers Keep Rising in North Dakota and Minnesota, but There's Help and Hope
“In both North Dakota and Minnesota, the number of suicides has increased steadily for more than a decade, according to state figures. Solving the problem is complex, because the risk factors for suicide are so varied and difficult to overcome.” Read the full article, along with short videos from survivors, as they appeared in The Grand Forks Herald.

Center hosts conference on integrating behavioral health and primary care

Editors' Note: This story ran in our November newsletter, published Nov. 1.
 

The Mid-America MHTTC hosted the Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Creating the Medical Home Conference on Oct. 18.

 

The Center's first conference of Year 2, held at the University of Nebraska Omaha, welcomed approximately 25 attendees who participated in engaging breakout sessions pertaining to integrated care.