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Mental Health Days in the Workplace

For many companies, keeping production levels high while keeping employees happy is at the top of their goals.  They put effort into trainings, strive to increase performance, and even offer health screenings or health education.  The question to consider involves mental health days being offered to employees.  Do many companies put forth effort into recognizing

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July marks the beginning of National Minority Health Awareness Month. The legislation was officially signed in May of 2008 and was named after the late Bebe Moore Campbell. Bebe had been the co-founder of NAMI Urban Los Angeles and was a national spokesperson. Bebe advocated for mental health education and fought to end stigma.

Social Media and Mental Health

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

2017 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 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 is Mental Health Month

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.

Hope and Healing through Creativity Contest

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.”

Self-Care to Reduce Stress

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.

Free Suicide Postvention Training Will Be Available in March

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.

Connecting People to Resources

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.

The Kim Foundation’s Community Outreach Program

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.