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?
2016 was a great year for The Kim Foundation to celebrate 15 years of making a difference in our community. We take time to reflect on the past year's accomplishments and growth by remembering our biggest moments from 2016.
During the month of November, we take time to recognize the caregivers across the country. The family members and friends who spend countless hours providing care to relatives or loved ones are honored for their selfless acts of love and kindness. There are an estimated 90 million caregivers in our nation and this
Every Halloween it seems that mental illness is unfortunately brought up as a form of entertainment. Whether it is in haunted houses, movies, or the costumes that people purchase, mental illness is especially stigmatized during this season.
People have started talking more openly about mental illness which definitely shows a shift from recent years. For most people though, fully understanding mental illness remains difficult. In the workplace especially, there are a lot of people who still regard mental illness as more of a character flaw rather than an illness.