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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.

Metro Area LOSS Team Update

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...

What Lies Ahead

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.

Oh What a 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

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

Recent Washington, DC Visit

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.

A Time for Hope & Healing with Dr. Thomas Joiner

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

13minutes

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

Hill Day 2016

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