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2019 Art & Creative Writing Contest

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, The Kim Foundation sponsored an Art & Creative Writing Contest for students in grades 6 – 12 around the Metro area. We invited students to submit original works of art or creative writing that focused on the theme, “Hope and Healing through Creativity.”

Talking to Kids about Tragic Events

Sadly, the world we live in today is filled with attacks by terrorists, mass tragedies, and much violence. We feel bombarded by the images we see each day and are faced with the issue of protecting our children during these trying times.

Spring into Improved Mental Health

Spring is in the air and many are thinking about ways to get outdoors and increase their physical activity. Whether they start walking, biking, or even roller blading, all are ways to help improve their physical health. How many of them have thought about improving their mental health though?

4th Annual Hope and Healing through Creativity Contest

The Kim Foundation is proud to present its 4th Annual Hope and Healing through Creativity Contest. In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the foundation will sponsor a contest about hope and healing.

Knitting and Mental Health

Research is now showing that knitting and creative crafts can have positive effects on mental and physical health. There are even strong similarities between the benefits of knitting and the benefits of meditation in calming the brain.

Winter Weather and Mental Health

This winter has been full of plunging temperatures, blustery winds, and lots of snow. With another snow storm expected to hit this week, travel plans may change and schools may get cancelled. Yet, how does the winter weather affect our mental health?

2018 PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

The mission of the MASPC is to inspire our community in preventing suicide and promoting resilience through conversation, education, support, and advocacy. With that mission in mind, the MASPC announced a public service announcement (PSA) video contest for high school students focusing on suicide prevention.

Ways to Fight Off Depression

Depression is a common, but also serious mood disorder caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. There are also a number of ways you can help fight off your depression and take care of yourself.

Mental Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico back in September 2017. Over three months later, approximately 1.5 million people are still without power. This situation creates obvious health risks, as well as safety and security risks. What some people don’t realize is that the blackouts can also take a toll on people’s mental health.

Keep Communication Open with your College-age Children

As the holiday season comes to a close, many college-age students are leaving home and heading back to school. It’s an important time for parents to discuss with their children that they may encounter mental health challenges while at college.