Feeling pain is as much a part of life as feeling happy. When you’re really depressed, the tendency is to think that it’s never going to end. There’s a difference between ending your life and ending what’s going on in your life. If a friend tells you he or she is thinking about suicide, take it seriously—tell an adult. That’s being a real friend. The resources listed can help you figure out how to effectively deal with your problems. Refer to the section on mental health for additional help.

Alegent Health Behavioral Services

Counseling for all types of emotional problems. Fees vary. Confidential.


1-800-523-7294/24 hr


Address 7101 Newport Ave
Omaha, NE 68122
Phone 402-717-HOPE (4673)

Boys Town National Hotline

The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24 hour, nationwide hotline, providing short-term counseling and crisis intervention to children and families experiencing any type of difficulties in their lives. The hotline can provide referrals to local services in caller’s area. is our website that provides live chats with counselors, texting and email options - offering advice, help and support to youths.


24 hour Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
TDD Hotline: 1-800-448-1833 

Business line: 402-498-1883


Address 13940 Gutowski Rd
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone (800) 448-3000

Catholic Charities

Services for hurting individuals and families. Therapists are licensed mental health practitioners prepared to respond to a range of life issues. Counseling in Spanish available. Sliding fee. Confidential.


402-554-0520 (24 hr hotline)


Address 3300 N 60th St
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone (402) 554-0520

Children's Behavioral Health

General counseling and referral for teens and families, including issues of communication, divorce, blended families, dating relationships, family relationships, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, loneliness, grief, suicide, stress, anxiety, dating violence, domestic and physical abuse. Sliding fee. Confidential.


A Department of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center,
Call for hours


Address 1000 N 90th St
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 955-3900

Jewish Family Service

Individual and family counseling related to thoughts of suicide. Referrals to immediate crisis intervention and safety available. Confidential, accepts most insurance carriers, sliding fee available if necessary.


Address 333 S 132nd St
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone (402) 330-2024
Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM; Tuesday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-2:30 PM


Lutheran Family Services Of Nebraska

All locations offer counseling for suicide prevention, grief and loss, and emotional crisis. Those in an immediate crisis situation should call 911. Accepts most insurance. Sliding fee available based on eligibility. Bi-lingual and hearing impaired services available at the Bellevue office. Confidential.


Those in an immediate crisis situation should call 911.


For more information contact 24 hr. answering service: (402) 342-7007


LFS Main Office

Address 124 S 24th St, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone (402) 342-7007
Hours 24-hr answering service



RESPECT programs consist of educational theater presentations paired with panel or group discussions led by community professionals and actor-educators. Our programs address a combination of relationship topics including bullying (physical, emotional, verbal and social), impulse control, teen-dating-violence, positive bystander behavior, self-injurious behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and internet safety.  Every program provided is age and content appropriate for its audience.Our goals at RESPECT are to decrease the acts of bullying and abuse, but, even more important, to empower kids and adults who may be on the sidelines to take action and stand up to help a target. Our programs are designed to let individuals come up with their own solutions and own methods for making their schools and environments comfortable and safe places.  We offer programs for large student groups, small workshops for students as well as workshops for adults.

Though RESPECT has program fees, thanks to the generous support of foundations, there are many scholarships to reduce that cost to hosting schools and organizations.


Address 820 South 75th St

Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 965-1425

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