SCIP to Present Mental Well-Being Program at Irving Middle School February 22

On Tuesday, February 22, the Promoting Healthy Behaviors Community Awareness series, sponsored by School Community Intervention & Prevention (SCIP,, Lincoln Public Schools, and Region V Systems, will present “Understanding the Importance of Mental Well-Being” at Irving Middle School. The school is located at 2745 S 22nd St. and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tammy Sassaman, LMHP and CMSW with 20 years of experience, will discuss how stress affects levels of anxiety, the cycle of anxiety and its impact on behavior, the physical impact stress and anxiety have on the body, the impact of social media on personal well-being, and strategies to cope with anxiety, manage stress, and engage in effective self-care.

School Community Intervention & Prevention is a program of the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP) that is designed to bring together families, school, and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health. SCIP’s mission is to provide an effective prevention and early intervention process for youth with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy, productive lives. SCIP works with schools throughout Nebraska by providing tools and resources to address behavioral health issues that impact children, adolescents, and their families. SCIP is supported in whole or part by Grant #2B08T1010034 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health and monies passed through by Region 4 and Region V to prevention providers ($140,170 or 47%) and $161,100 or 53% from non-governmental entities. For more information on SCIP, visit their website at or call (402) 327-6843.