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Stories that end stigma

WhatMakesUs is a collection of shared stories from people living with a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder, and their allies. When you share your story, you show that no one is defined by a mental health condition. Join the community and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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About the Campaign

WhatMakesUs is a campaign focused on reducing mental health stigma and creating healthier, happier, communities across the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs area. The campaign collects and shares stories from people living with mental health conditions and their allies, highlighting individuals from all walks of life and emphasizing who they are as people – not defined by a mental health condition.

This campaign was made possible by funding from the Sherwood Foundation and CHI Health.


Additional Local Resources

For a full look at local resources, visit our resource database here.


Nebraska Mental Health

Nebraska Mental Health helps others by guiding them through their mental health needs with local resources stored in one convenient place.


Grief’s Journey

Grief’s Journey is a place to find help, understanding, comfort, and support after suffering a loss. They support individuals on their journey back to hope.


Community Alliance

Community Alliance is a mental health agency that offers family and peer support services.


Your Life Your Voice

Your Life Your Voice offers teen specific communication outlets by either calling 1-800-448-3000 or texting VOICE to 20121. Counselors are standing by and available 24/7.


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reminds those in Nebraska that it’s okay to ask for help. If you are struggling and need help call 888-866-8660 any time, any day.


13 Minutes

13 Minutes is an educational resource outlining the warning signs of a suicide and what to do if you recognize them in yourself or a loved one.

Mental Health Resources


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides resources for people who are looking for additional ways to get involved.


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid offers trainings across the U.S. for people who want to become Mental Health First Aiders.


Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.


Black Mental Health Alliance

Black Mental Health Alliance develops, promotes and sponsors trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

Need to talk to someone right now? Dial 988 to talk to a skilled, trained counselor 24/7.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the United States. You don’t have to be suicidal to call. You can also text “WORDS” to 741741 to text with a trained crisis counselor at any time. This service is offered by the Crisis Text Line.


Are you a partner? Find downloadable resources here.