The Kim Foundation Blog

Insights, news and resources on mental health and suicide prevention.

Building Bright Futures Introduces School Health Centers

On behalf of The Kim Foundation, I attended a luncheon sponsored by Building Bright Futures recently introducing new school-based Health Centers. The Health Centers will be located in five Omaha elementary schools and King Science Magnet Center. These school-based medical centers will provide on-site medical services to children and will be used to diagnose and treat many common conditions in children, as well as provide immunizations, general physicals, preventative care, and sports readiness exams.

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Lutheran Family Services Annual Faith in Action Dinner

On behalf of the Kim Foundation, I recently had the privilege of attending the Lutheran Family Services Annual Faith in Action Dinner. Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, statewide human care organization which impacts more than 35,000 individuals, serving from 32 offices in 18 cities in the areas of behavioral health, children services, and community services. Each year, LFS pays tribute to those whose actions demonstrate a commitment to faith-based values and principles.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Funded by Out of the Darkness Walks

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Nebraska chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention holds its annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk [link] in Omaha on September 12 and in two other locations in Nebraska later in the month. In its sixth year, the Omaha walk is the second largest Out of the Darkness Walk in the country with more than 1400 participants last year.

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Horses Helping Humans at Take Flight Farms

In the soulful eyes of a horse there is an opportunity for growth, learning, and understanding unlike any other therapeutic or educational experience available. For those suffering from a wide range of mental health problems to those dealing with various professional and personal challenges, equine assisted therapy and equine assisted learning programs offered at Take Flight Farms, a non profit organization based in Omaha, Neb. may be the missing element needed to take those in need from one stage of recovery to the next.

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YWCA Omaha Youth Programs Open Door to Early Intervention and Prevention from Violence

Since 1893, YWCA Omaha has been dedicated to helping empower women toward personal, social, and economic success. Through a variety of programs and services that include domestic violence advocacy, career services, counseling, preventive training education, and nonviolence programs, YWCA Omaha is committed to helping women and their families build lives of strength, growth, and stability.

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