The Metro Area LOSS Team, in partnership with other LOSS teams throughout Nebraska, will be hosting the first ever Nebraska LOSS Teams: Uniting to Support Survivors of Suicide Loss. The events will take place at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 I Street, in Omaha, NE on March 23, 24, and 25...
As January is well underway, a new year with great transition is upon us. A new year always allows for a fresh start, new goals, and renewed energy. However, a new year can also be a time of change and new leadership. That is what we are facing this year.
It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already and that 2016 is rapidly coming to a close. This is always one of my favorite times of the year as I sit surrounded by friends and loved ones, and admittedly, on sandy beaches with plenty of sunshine! But mostly, I am always grateful
While the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, the festive and grateful spirit still reverberates through so much. This time of year is always one of my favorites – family, friends, delicious food…and gratitude seems to flow so much easier when you are near a holiday that by the very name makes you give thanks.
Last week I was able to travel to our nation’s capital and attend the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Executive Committee meeting. The connections I made and the information gathered through the meetings was incredible, but most of all it provided a strong reminder of the importance of the work we are doing.
Please join us Wednesday, November 9th as we welcome Dr. Thomas Joiner as the keynote speaker at our annual luncheon, A Time for Hope & Healing. The event will be taking place at Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center –LaVista from 11:30 – 1:00. Dr. Joiner’s message strongly aligns with many activities we are currently
The Kim Foundation, along with Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, is excited to announce our new public awareness campaign focused on suicide prevention. On average, someone dies by suicide in the U.S. every 13 minutes. Taking this into account, and the overwhelming effect it has on our community, we are excited to announce the launch of
Earlier this month I joined seven fellow Nebraskans on the Hill in Washington, D.C. for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Hill Day. It was a jam-packed three days of meetings with our delegation, informational sessions with national leaders, networking with peers and colleagues from throughout the country, and advocating for those impacted by behavioral
We are so humbled by the outpouring of support and feedback that we’ve received this month after all the coverage WOWT provided to build awareness about suicide prevention. Most importantly, I want to thank the survivors, partners, and advocates who gave of their time, and shared their stories (some for the first time) so that
Recently we attended an anti-bullying assembly done by a local group associated with R5 Productions. It touched on many different topics including depression, anxiety, and suicide. It was at a local high school, and the energy in the room as the production staff got the assembly started was palpable.