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Nebraska Health and Human Services Launches New Web Site for Behavioral Health

March 18, 2009

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Department of Health and Human Services launched a new web site specifically for people with mental illness, their caregivers and service providers.

The goal is to help people find services, connect with other users and share their stories.

"This web site is unique to Nebraska in that it covers both mental health and substance abuse issues on the behavioral health side and gambling and traumatic brain injury concerns. Especially for veterans involved in those issues," said Scot Adams, the director of the Division of Behavioral Health.

The department says it will help users find the right services at the right time.

"[It has] resources for consumers and families and for professionals who want to help the consumers build a more healthy life," said Diana Waggoner, the executive director for The Kim Foundation.

For users worried about their security, Jacqueline Zimmer, a representative for Trilogy Integrated Resources, the company that develops the websites, said there is no need to worry.

"It is a VeriSign secure server and we've never had anyone breech it," Zimmer said.

This means the information users store will be safe.