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NABHO Lobby Day and LB327 Support
Julia Hebenstreit | Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

It was so inspiring to see more than 60 people come together at the Capitol on March 14th for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organization’s Lobby Day, despite the horrific flooding and extreme weather that faced our state that day and continues to do so. I want to start by offering my prayers and thoughts to all those impacted by the floods. My friends and family in Northeast Nebraska were significantly impacted and it has been heartbreaking to learn of the breadth of damage and loss that faces so many. I do believe we as a state will pull together and come out of this stronger, but I think there is a long road ahead for us.

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4th Annual Hope and Healing Through Creativity Contest
Lori Atkinson | Operations Director, The Kim Foundation

The Kim Foundation is proud to present its 4th Annual Hope and Healing through Creativity Contest. In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the foundation will sponsor a contest about hope and healing. The foundation invites students to submit original works of art or creative writing that share personal stories. Students can tell their stories of hope and healing by showing healthy ways of coping with stress/anxiety, sharing recovery stories, promoting positive mental health, or contributing ideas to prevent suicide.


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Every Step Matters: From Lost Opportunities to Found Possibilities
Guest Article by Elizabeth Firestone

“Never Underestimate a Person’s Potential for Recovery.” - Victoria Maxwell

I remember reading an article about Ricky Williams (Heisman Trophy-winning running back) years ago regarding his struggle with Social Anxiety Disorder and I felt a huge sense of relief come over me. To know I wasn’t alone in this struggle was such a huge comfort and it gave me hope because someone in the spotlight had the courage to talk about this disorder.

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The Kim Foundation awards annual program grants to organizations that carry out innovative, sustainable mental health and suicide prevention programming. We are proud to support these organizations, and applaud them for their vision and commitment to improving the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness and suicide.

Organization Name: Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center

Mission: To protect and support children, collaborate with professionals, and engage the community to end child abuse and neglect.

Funded Program Description: NebraskaMentalHealth.com serves three groups – families seeking mental health services, professionals making referrals to mental health providers, and mental health providers with availability to accept clients. Our goal is to increase the number of providers in the system and the number of families and professionals who utilize the service. Project Harmony encourages all mental health providers within the state of Nebraska to create a profile on NebraskaMentalHealth.com if they have not done so already.

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Need a Speaker?

The Kim Foundation is interested in going out in the community and giving presentations to schools, civic or service organizations, churches, or groups that are in need of a speaker. These presentations will help build awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, while also focusing on the foundation and our mission.

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Upcoming Events
A Time for Hope and Healing with Modern Warrior LIVE
 
Community Outreach
13minutes - Suicide takes a life every 13 minutes. Know the signs.
 

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