January 2012
BHECN without Borders 

BHECN is proud to announce the first issue of BHECN Without Borders, an innovative resource tool designed for partners and providers. Monthly issues will highlight the latest information and resources in behavioral health education, clinical behavioral research, collaborative models of care including telehealth, and program funding resources.
Our monthly publications are intended to not only share information, but listen to your voice as well.  Any comments, contributions or feedback is welcome and encouraged.  We hope that you will find our resources helpful and look forward to hearing from you!

The BHECN Team 


Adolescent Depression   


Free Continuing Education for Behavioral Health Professionals 
BHECN is Excited to Announce VIDYO
A New and Robust VideoConferencing Tool 

BHECN has partnered with UNMC Information Technology Services to bring a new level of real-time communications to partners across Nebraska and beyond.  VIDYO will now enable BHECN to support virtual collaboration in a high resolution setting with the touch of a button! 

Thanks to Brent Khan, Max Thacker and others for making this innovative technology possible.  Stay tuned for more information!
In This Issue
NEW Adolescent Depression Module
NIMH Selects BHECN as National Outreach Partner
Region Connect
A Message from the BHECN Medical Director
NIMH Outreach News  

BHECN has been selected as a Nebraska NIMH Outreach Partner
for the National Insttitute of Mental Health (NIMH). BHECN was selected based upon recommendations from an expert panel of reviewers around the country.

NIMH Outreach Partnership Program 

 BH Regions



Region I:NOW training 
Region 2--Community-based Participatory Research tba
Region 4--Mental Health First Aid Training  tba    Region 5--tba
Region 6--Photovoice 

A Message from the 
 BHECN Medical Director 

   Susan Boust MD  

Susan Boust, MD

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that have helped to make BHECN's work possible. As we move into the new year, BHECN's priorities will continue to focus on forging innovative collaborations in education, training and community-based research, with an emphasis on the utlization of distance technology to bridge distance barriers. Now more than ever, your continued participation and feedback is critical to our collective goal to ensure timely access to quality behavioral care for all Nebraskans.


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