Psychiatric services are being expanded by Community Alliance with the help of technology.

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on July 5, 2021

Community Alliance has welcomed two new psychiatric providers since the beginning of the year – both experienced nurse practitioners and both experienced in providing services via telehealth. We’ve Expanded How We Serve Clients. “Before the pandemic, we had all in-office prescribers,” said Aileen Brady, Community Alliance chief operating officer. “Then, when the pandemic hit, we […]

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Housing Insecurity – A Crisis Within a Crisis for Many

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on July 5, 2021

COVID-19 is said to have provoked a crisis within a crisis for many who were on the brink of housing instability even before the pandemic. Thousands of renters and homeowners in Omaha and across the State were unable to make rent or mortgage payments due to job furlough or layoff, a cut in hours or […]

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Breaking the Silence is More Important than Ever

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on June 8, 2021

Mental illness is among the most common health conditions in the United States. A recent survey by the CDC estimates that 11.2% of all American adults reported regularly feeling worry and anxiety. And 4.7% reported frequently experiencing sadness or symptoms of depression. In fact, more than 50% of American adults will need treatment for a mental […]

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A Year of Rethinking Education and Training

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on June 8, 2021

Staying open, staying open minded  For Stacy Ring, Community Alliance’s Manager of Behavioral Health Education and Training, developing a program for student interns in the middle of a pandemic represented a challenge unlike any she had faced before, but one that she confronted with an open mind and creativity. “We actually never discontinued any onsite […]

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From Agents of Chaos to Agents of Recovery

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on May 6, 2021

Peer support workers at Safe Harbor are people who have been successful in the recovery process and are dedicated to supporting others through similar circumstances. Through shared understanding, respect and mutual empowerment, peer support specialists can help those in need stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. In their own […]

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One Family’s Loss Becomes an Opportunity To Fight Stigma, Spread Awareness and Grow Support

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on May 6, 2021

When Mike Kutilek began experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, it was a surprise. After all, he had been a stellar student and a driven entrepreneur – always starting little businesses. And when his family started noticing changes in his behavior and brought these changes to his attention, he rejected what they had to say. […]

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Our Volunteers are Helping Us Make A Positive Impact

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on March 31, 2021

What’s in it for you? Positive health outcomes. Did you know that volunteering may benefit you as much as it benefits us at Community Alliance? In fact, when you volunteer, you have the chance to learn new skills, gain personal insights and make new social connections – all while supporting others in your community. Beyond […]

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Mental Health Counseling Support at Community Alliance Has Become More Important Than Ever

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on March 31, 2021

Counseling Awareness Month takes on a new level of importance during a pandemic, when every life has been impacted in some way by worry and stress. Even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the numbers for those struggling with mental health were on the rise. According to a report by the nonprofit, Mental Health America:  1 […]

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Long-Term Recovery Possible for Those Experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on March 2, 2021

Each year, nearly 100,000 adolescents and young adults experience a first episode of psychosis. Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t real), delusions (beliefs that aren’t based in reality), distorted thoughts, an inability to think clearly or speech that doesn’t make sense are all potential signs of psychosis – and all are scary to the […]

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COVID-19 Update: Prevention is Still Your Best Defense

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on March 2, 2021

A year ago this month, we were just hearing about a new virus that was spreading across the country and the world. Now, just 12 months later, 29 million people have been infected by COVID-19 in the U.S. and more than 500,000 of our citizens have died. At Community Alliance, doing our part to follow […]

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