Nebraska Mental Health & Aging Coalition (NeMHAC) is an all-volunteer organization based in Omaha, NE that aims to help those who struggle with mental health and aging-related problems. We aim to spread awareness about the struggles of those suffering from these issues and advocate for more policies that can address their needs. We formed this coalition to discuss the relevant issues and campaign for bettering federal laws and policies to be more inclusive to people with mental health and aging disorders.
Consultation open to public for challenging cases that involve care of older adults with mental health issues. To received feedback from a member(s) of the Coalition based on expertise and familiarity with the field, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Routine updating of existing mental health services available for older adults in a variety of settings. Coalition members aim to regularly identify gaps in service networks and guide actions of the Coalition to bridge those gaps and work toward addressing barriers.
Provide trainings, workshops, conferences, webinars (with CEUs when possible) related to older adults and mental health topics. To view current resources, click below.
Tack legislation pertinent to older adults with mental health issues. Provide “call-to-actions” to effect change in public policy that helps to bridge gaps and eliminate barriers to services.
Spearheaded by Region 6 Behavioral Health, the Older Adult Mental Health Coalition was founded in May of 2016 in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and other key community leaders within the aging services network. The initial impetus for the coalition was to address issues of long term care placement for older adults with severe mental illnesses.