Uncategorized | June 11, 2020

Mental Health Resources

There is a lot of uncertainty in this time. We want you to know that we are here for you. Below are resources in our community and online that can provide you with support during social distancing.

WCA Counseling Services

This can be a time of high anxiety and isolation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking. If you or someone you know needs to connect with a crisis counselor, call 402-345-6555 ext. 725 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are here.

If you need us outside of these hours, please call our hotline at 402-345-7273.

WCA Online Support Groups

Click here to view our groups and classes schedule.

For more information, please contact Amanda at 402-345-6555 ext. 217 or email

Para más información, contact a Jenny 402-345-6555 ext. 143

Using Zoom to access online support groups

Computer: To access Zoom, click on the above link provided by the WCA. Zoom will prompt you to download and open the meeting.

Phone: You can access Zoom by downloading the app.



Click on the link or enter the meeting ID and password at the time of the meeting. You do not need to create a Zoom account to use Zoom.

Detailed Guide to Using Zoom

Community Alliance Resources

Our Safe Harbor Peer Specialists have experienced mental illness and are in recovery. They’ve been in crisis situations that are stressful — they understand how you feel and can listen, share and offer practical coping strategies. Our goal is to give you a comfortable space where you can come, talk and learn about available tools that work in time of crisis and get back on your feet as you pursue recovery.

A Safe Harbor Peer Support Specialist will answer any time of day or night. Dial 402.715.4226.

Are you looking for a place to call during a mental health crisis, but don’t want or need a hospital or other immediate professional care? Is there anyone you can call, or actually talk to face to face — someone who has “walked in your shoes?” Could a peer help you figure out the next steps to take to deal with the immediate crisis and continue in your own recovery? The answer to all these questions is YES. The place is Safe Harbor, and the person you talk to on the phone is one of our Peer Specialists — one of your peers.

211 Helpline

People across our area face challenges every day and may not know how to find or access local programs that address them. That’s what 211 is all about: connecting our neighbors with nearby services that can help.

If you are looking for assistance in finding a food pantry, paying for a utility bill, accessing safe housing or shelter, receiving counseling services and more, speak with one of our helpline specialists today.

211 is available 24/7 by phone or text. Your call is free and confidential.

Get Help Today, 24/7

Call: 2-1-1 or 402-444-6666

Text: Your ZIP code to 898211


Nebraska 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. Our database allows you to browse hundreds of health and human services online, learn about specific programs, intake requirements, eligibility, operation hours and more. The database also has information on disaster-related services.

Click Here for the 211 Searchable Online Database

National Resources

SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-4357, or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24/7 information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

SAHMSA Virtual Recovery Tip Sheet PDF

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.




Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for all ages and individuals.
 Free resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.






Calm Resources:

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Mental Health Apps: Numerous mental health apps exist to support and encourage positive mental health practices. Below is a short list of available apps that are free and offered in a variety of languages.

  1. Daylio Journal – This is an app that can track your mood, physical health and exercise. It also has a private journal feature for you to to write entries and practice self-care. Available in 29 languages, including English and Spanish.  
  2. Calm – This app offers tools to help with sleep, meditation and relaxation. Available in six languages, including English and Spanish.
  3. Remente – This app has a goal setting tool, a daily planner, a mood journal and a library of courses for self-improvement. Available in five languages, including English and Spanish.
  1. Youper – This is an app that allows you to have conversations about how you are feeling, engage in mindfulness practices and track your moods and emotional health. Available in English only.  
  2. WoeBot – This self-care app uses tools from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to support you through daily chats. Available in English only. 
  3. MoodTools – This app has a thought diary, activities and a suicide safety plan, as well as other tools to deal with depression developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Available in English only.
  1. Fear Tools – This app has a thought diary, information and a breathing tool to deal with anxiety developed by the Anxiety & Depression Association of America. Available in English only.