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Peace For Today

It feels as if 2017 was just beginning and I was saying, “I can’t believe it’s 2017!” Now the year is rapidly coming to a close, and I find myself saying, “I can’t believe it’s almost December!”

Prioritizing School Mental Health

Recently we announced that in partnership with ESU3, we would be taking over the reins of the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference from BHECN. We are very excited to take on this initiative and feel it strongly aligns with our mission and the importance we place on early intervention and prevention. Several ESU staff and

Learning From Our Neighbors

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Kansas/Missouri Behavioral Health Coalitions Conference. Each year the states have done one individually, but they realized together, they are stronger and joined forces. It was amazing to see what they were able to pull off as they brought at least 1,200 people together from

Fall Happenings

For the foundation, back to school season has meant numerous suicide prevention and mental health awareness trainings spanning from Greeley to right here in Omaha. We are happy to provide these trainings free of charge to school districts, organizations, church groups, and companies. We train the staff, parents, and students, and have had resounding success

Heritage Health Issues Continue

Recently I attended yet another meeting regarding Heritage Health and the significant issues that continue to plague the roll out to the integrated managed care contracts that were put in place on January 1st.

Making an Impact

It seems like every time we connect with a news source we are hearing about healthcare, insurance, Medicaid, turmoil in Washington, D.C., and swirling accusations and speculation about what lies ahead. When in reality, what we need to be focusing on are the thousands of people who will be impacted by significant changes to these

A Time for Hope & Healing with Mike Veny

The Kim Foundation is proud to announce that Mike Veny will serve as our keynote speaker for our annual A Time for Hope & Healing luncheon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center – La Vista. Mike is a premier thought leader who approaches mental health awareness with a fresh

Springing Into Action

Spring has been an exciting time around The Kim Foundation. We officially welcomed a new Project Coordinator, Janae Shillito. Jill Hamilton and I attended the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference in Seattle. We had the opportunity to do a poster presentation on our 13minutes campaign.

Losing an Advocate

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of the kindest, strongest, most genuine behavioral health advocates I have known. Anthony Steels lost his battle to cancer this month. I had the pleasure of getting to know Anthony and his family through our Don’t Be Sidelined public awareness campaign, which he

The Kim Foundation Update

Our team has hit the ground running in 2017! One of our goals was to continue reaching out into the community starting the conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. We have had several multi-day presentations in high schools and middle schools, and had great engagement from the students.