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June 9, 2011

Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287 or

Behavioral Health Forums for Consumers to be Held

Lincoln - Town hall forums to discuss the best way to implement strategies in the state’s Behavioral Health Strategic Plan will be held in three communities next week.

The forums give consumers, their family members and anyone interested in behavioral health the opportunity to give their ideas on how best to develop a “map” of the direction that behavioral health should take in the next three to five years. Behavioral health includes mental health, substance abuse and problem gambling.

“Consumer input is needed so that we get suggestions on how to implement the strategic plan and meet the plan’s goals,” said Scot L. Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

The forums will each be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 14 - Lincoln
Holiday Inn Downtown
141 N. 9th Street, Lincoln

June 15 - Omaha
W. Dale Clark (Main) Library
215 S. 15th Street, Omaha

June 17 - Norfolk
Northeast Community College (Room 139)
801 E. Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk

Go to for a copy of the Strategic Plan for Nebraska’s Behavioral Health System