Social media is a phrase that gets used a lot and refers to interacting with other people, sharing and receiving information with them, all while using the internet to communicate. Adults and children alike use social media on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. They check Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat many times each day
In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, The Kim Foundation sponsored an Art & Creative Writing Contest for students in grades 6 – 12 in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. We invited students to submit original works of art or creative writing that focused on the theme, “Hope and Healing through Creativity”.
May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a time to educate our communities and raise awareness around the importance of mental health. With one in five Americans affected by a mental health condition in their lifetimes, it is important to give support, educate the public, and provide quality mental health services.
The Kim Foundation is recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month in May by sponsoring a contest about hope and healing. The foundation is inviting students in grades 6 – 12 to submit original works of art, creative writing, or videos that share personal stories and focus on the theme, “Hope and Healing through Creativity.”
Many of us find ourselves working long days with high demands that cause us stress. Major life changes, relationship challenges, children and family, or financial concerns can also cause stress in our lives. Stress is simply the body’s natural response to these threats.
The Metro Area LOSS Team, in partnership with LOSS teams throughout Nebraska, will be hosting the first ever Nebraska LOSS Teams’ Conference: Uniting to Support Survivors of Suicide Loss. The weekend will provide LOSS team members and the community an opportunity to hear speakers, be involved in panel discussions, and learn about suicide postvention.
As part of our community outreach, The Kim Foundation is involved in many parent-teacher conferences in the spring and fall. The Kim Foundation is busy this week working resource booths at four different middle schools during their parent-teacher conferences.
Over the past couple of weeks, The Kim Foundation has had the opportunity to present to the entire student body at Lewis & Clark Middle School in the Bellevue Public School District. We reached over 600 students with our message of mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Telepsychiatry has become a growing service around the country. It allows for more access to care for those living in remote areas and for those who need help at any hour of the day. Typically, patients will video conference with their doctors for evaluations and to manage their medication.
Once the New Year begins, most of us are ready to join a gym, organize our homes, or even start budgeting our money better. All of these pursuits are important ones, but how many of us include getting mentally healthy in our list of New Year’s resolutions?