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May 19, 2014

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or
New Videos Spread Hope for Behavioral Health Recovery
Lincoln—Video testimonials on a new trauma recovery website ( ) offered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, give consumers, family members and providers a glimpse of what recovery after trauma can be like.
“The people featured in the videos all have their own stories to tell about recovery from traumas that they’ve experienced,” said Scot L. Adams, division director. “Their perspectives differ but the key message is their ability to recover.”
According to the DHHS Division of Public Health, 53 percent of Nebraskans have experienced trauma. A traumatic event is an experience that confronts someone either directly or as a witness where the person perceives an immediate threat of death, extreme human suffering, severe bodily harm or injury, coercive exploitation or harassment, or sexual violation.
“What people in the videos have in common is resiliency—the ability to adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions,” said Carol Coussons de Reyes, administrator of the DHHS Office of Community Affairs.