Promoting Comprehensive Partnerships
in Behavioral Health
Region V Systems contracts with a network of behavioral health community providers who offer a broad array of services designed to assist both adult and youth consumers reach their goal of recovery and to live, work, and be full participants in their communities. We take a “client-centered” approach to service planning—community based and individualized to meet the needs of the client and their family.
The Region V Systems logo represents our commitment to promote comprehensive partnerships in behavioral health. Partnerships with providers, consumers, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and other stakeholders are ever evolving through evaluation, assessment, and implementation of programming to best meet the needs of behavioral health systems and its consumers.
April 1, 2020 BHAC Meeting – Cancelled
April 3, 2020 SENNAC Meeting – Cancelled
April 7, 2020 Lancaster County Coalition Meeting – Cancelled
April 13, 2020 Regional Governing Board Meeting – Cancelled
April 15, 2020 LOC (Level of Care Meeting) – Cancelled
April 10, 2020 AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risks) Training – Postponed
April 14, 2020 Mental Health First Aid – Cancelled
April 21, 2020 Cluster Based Training – Cancelled
May 27, 2020 Mini-BETA Training – Postponed
April 7, 2020 CFAC Depression Workshop – Series Postponed
April 18, 2020 Red/White Tailgate – Cancelled
May 19-20, 2020 Zero Suicide Academy (UNL Policy Center) – Postponed
Updates will be posted as they become available.
FY 18-19 Annual Report
Region V Systems’ Annual Report summarizes our past fiscal year’s strategic objectives and achievements. FY 18-19 Annual Report
Region V Systems, in partnership with DHHS/Behavioral Health and the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, has FREE Narcan (generic: Naloxone).
Narcan is available to community members in southeast Nebraska at no cost for individuals requesting the drug for themselves or someone else “at risk for an opioid overdose.”
Two pharmacies were selected in Lincoln, Nebraska: HyVee Pharmacy at 5010 ‘O’ Street and Kohll’s Rx Pharmacy at 808 North 27th Street. A third pharmacy in rural southeast Nebraska, Hyrum’s Family Value Pharmacy at 2115 14th Street, Auburn, Nebraska, will also be participating. The pilot program will run from December 20, 2019, to March 31, 2020. Community members can go to one of the three pharmacies mentioned above and speak to the pharmacist to obtain the FREE Narcan.
Region V Systems Launches New Program to End Youth Homelessness
Are you interested in learning how you can help end youth homelessness? Check out Region V Systems’ Host Homes Program to see how you can make a difference in a young person’s life. We are now accepting applications for Host Providers! Click here to visit the program: Host Homes
Nebraska Strong Recovery Project
Community outreach work is being coordinated by Region V Systems to all those affected by the flood. If you, or someone you know, is living in Butler, Nemaha, Saline, Saunders, or Richardson County, we’d love to speak with you to offer support and resources! Contact the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.
BHAC Committee Members Sought
Region V Systems is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in adult or children’s behavioral health services and wish to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC). We are interested in filling vacancies with persons who possess education, training, competencies, and/or personal life experience in behavioral health. If you are interested in serving on the BHAC, please click here for information on how to apply.
New school resource officers in Lincoln receive behavioral health training tailored to youth
Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is still providing a free two-week supply of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (one of the following: gum, patch or lozenge) while supplies last. The Quitline will ship the NRT directly to the caller’s home address.
To qualify, the caller must be:
- Nebraska resident over the age of 18 who is ready to quit tobacco,
- Registered with the Quitline and complete one coaching session.
Callers will be screened for medical eligibility to receive the free medication.
Callers can contact the Quitline 24/7 at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
For Spanish, call 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (335-3569). Translation is available in more than 170 languages.
Region V Systems Receives 6th Consecutive, 3-Year Accreditation
Great news! Region V Systems received another three-year CARF accreditation for our FYI and Prevention programs and a first-time, three-year accreditation for our Network Management. CARF identified many organizational strengths in the report; here are a few:
- Board members and leadership reflect positive support and enthusiasm to achieve the strategic goals of quality care for those we serve.
- A focused commitment for learning and professional development for all employees.
- An improved, transparent environment for our providers.
A special thanks to all of our employees for the hard work and dedication to our mission. A true reflection of the word “teamwork.”
‘It’s not an easy life’ – The collision of homelessness and mental illness
“It’s hard to think about getting better when you’re simply trying to survive the day,” said Bridget Thompson, housing coordinator for Region V Systems. “You spend so much time hustling for food and water that everything else seems secondary.” Read more….
Recycling Efforts Recognized
GREAT NEWS! For our leadership in recycling efforts, Region V Systems has been awarded the Gold award through the Recycle Lincoln Leadership Recognition Program! Newly developed by the City of Lincoln, the program’s goal is a 30% per-capita reduction in landfill waste disposal by 2040. To earn a Gold award, a business must recycle and/or compost between 40% and 89% of waste generated. This gold-level award is yet another example of our employees’ dedication to community improvement and our organizational culture of striving to achieve excellence in all that we do.
LPD Training for Increase in Mental Health Calls
Goals of BETA training:
Reduce trauma of persons in crisis;
Reduce stigma and prejudice; and
Partner with peer services.
Learn more about Region V Systems’ BETA training, aimed to aid LPD in assessing and addressing mental health crisis calls on 10/11 Now.
FY 18-19 Strategic Plan
Annually, Region V Systems shares its planning document that identifies the strategic direction for the next fiscal year. Click on the following link to access this document: FY 18-19 Strategic Plan (PDF).
CenterPointe, Region V Systems, and the Mental Health Association receive a $1.9 million, 3-year grant for services to house and support people who are chronically homeless.
“That’s the goal,” said John Turner, Director of Housing and Supported Living at Region V Systems. “We know everyone, we’ve assessed everyone, and we have a plan for everyone.”
New Website Launched to Help Employers with Recruitment Needs, Job Seekers Find Employment
A free recruitment resource has been developed exclusively for Nebraska. In response to the Legislature’s concern with growing behavioral health workforce challenges in our state, a website was developed specifically to promote behavioral health workforce opportunities in Nebraska. This website was made possible through a collaboration between BHECN (Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska) and the Nebraska Regional Behavioral Health Authorities.
NebraskaBehavioralHealthJobs.com provides a FREE resource targeting employers who want to recruit specifically in the behavioral health field and for job seekers who want to work in this field. Any employer who provides behavioral health services in Nebraska may post unlimited job openings for free. Services are defined as direct or indirect care, including administrative agencies that serve a role in the behavioral health system of care. Because we believe every position in an organization contributes to its overall success, the scope of job postings is meant to include every level in the workforce, from entry-level administrative support to licensed professionals. By creating a customized profile, job seekers may also search jobs and post their resumes for free. Click here for the Q & A fact sheet.
NebraskaBehavioralHealthJobs.com also has a Facebook page: please click here and “like us.” Get your friends and family to do the same. The more people who know about this, the more we can get the word out to educate employers and job seekers alike. Please contact Kim Michael, project coordinator, should you have any questions.
Interpretation Services are available upon request by calling 402-441-4343 or by filling out the Contact Us form.
Please click here for a map of available parking when you come to visit our building.
To support the health and well being of our clients and staff, and our desire to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are closing the Region V Systems office to the public effective end of business today, March 17. This closure is initially scheduled through Friday, March 27.
During this time, staff will be working remotely from home and can be accessed by phone and e-mail. The main office line is 402-441-4343; please leave a voicemail so your call can be returned. If you would like to contact a staff member directly, please refer to our website for our staff listing at https://region5systems.net/contact-us/staff-directory/
If you have an emergency or personal crisis, please call CenterPointe Crisis Response at 402-475-6695.