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The Kim Foundation® lives out its mission of improving lives through mental health and suicide prevention by connecting people to resources. Check back often as additional events will be added on a continual basis. If you would like to publicize a behavioral health event in your community, please email us at info@thekimfoundation.org.

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  • January
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    What is the Family Support Network? Eve Blehyl, ED and others will tell us more. How can we partner more to improve health services?

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served

    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street

    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu
    or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


    Family – to – Family Education Program – NAMI
    Thursday nights starting January 11 - March 29, 2018

    A series of 12 classes (one session each Thursday) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The classes include information about mental illnesses, medications, coping, resources, problem solving, empathy, and family communication. Each course is limited to 25 people, please register by January 15, 2017.

    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Community Alliance, 41st & Leavenworth
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or (402) 517-5772

    Behaven Kids Adolescent DBT Group
    Monday, January 22, 2018

    The DBT group will meet once a week on Monday nights. Families just need to call for an intake meeting to get added to the group therapy sessions.

    5:00 p.m.
    Behaven Kids, 8922 Cuming Street

    Contact: Sam at (402) 926-4373


  • February
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Nebraska Legislative Issues Important to Mental Health by Brad Meurrens, Disability Rights of Nebraska.

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


  • March
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

    Thursday, March 2, 2018

    Region 6 Behavioral Health Services by Taren Petersen and other Region 6 staff

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


    NAMI Basics
    Meets every Saturday, March 3 - Saturday, April 14.
    **There will be no class on March 31st**


    Six week program for parents/family with children who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or have already been diagnosed

    9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    Please call to enroll and the location will be provided at that time.

    Cost: Free, childcare will be provided
    Contact: Jen at (402) 345-0791 or jgenzler@nefamilysupport.org


    Region 6 Community Development Project Open Mic & Art Show
    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Benson Theatre B Side, 6058 Maple Street
    All are welcome to attend for story telling, art, poetry, music, and more. The event is drug and alcohol free.
    Cost: Free, no cover charge & no cost to participate
    Contact: Jonathan Koley at (402)591-5000 or go to
    www.meetup.com/Omaha-Wellness-and-Recovery-Community/


    Pasta with a Purpose
    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    All are invited to attend the spaghetti feed and silent auction. The proceeds will be put towards the production costs of the film, Silence. This is an independent short film being produced to spread awareness of the silence that comes along with PTSD and the tragic statistic of 22 Veteran suicides per day.

    12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Celebration Covenant Church, 168th & Giles Road
    Cost: TBD
    Contact: Julie Etta Hudson at americanwarriorentertainment@gmail.com


    Brain Injury & Domestic Violence – Brian Injury Alliance of Nebraska, UNO Dept. of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Dept.of Neuropsychology at UNMC & WCA
    Friday, March 30, 2018

    Participants will learn about the prevalence of domestic violence, brain injury and co–occurring condition, brain injury screening tools, and community resources. The target audience for this workshop includes: first responders, probation officers, parole officers, attorneys, corrections staff, judges, law enforcement, students, faculty, and emergency management.

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
    UNO Community Engagement Center, Room 230 - 231
    Cost: Free
    Register at https://unomaha.formstack.com/forms/braininjury


    Psychological First Aid Training
    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. It aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis.

    8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    C & A Industries on 13609 California Street in the 2nd Floor Webster Suites
    Cost: Free and lunch will be provided
    Contact: Janae Shillito at (402)891-6964 or jshillito@thekimfoundation.org

  • April
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Emotional Regulation, Clarkson College Student Support Team: Sarah Flanagan & Sue Hall

    How do you stay calm when all is in chaos?? Being able to recognize and regulate our emotions is essential in our lives, both personally and professionally. Our ability to interact with others, to build and maintain relationships, and to live productive lives hinge upon our ability to manage our emotions in healthy, socially acceptable ways. Our presentation will address this topic using the popular Disney-Pixar film “Inside Out.” If you haven’t watched it yet, we encourage you to do so before attending. Participants will also receive a helpful handout of resources.

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101

    NAMI Basics
    Meets Saturday, April 7 & Saturday, April 14.

    Six week program for parents/family with children who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or have already been diagnosed

    9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    Please call to enroll and the location will be provided at that time.

    Cost: Free, childcare will be provided
    Contact: Jen at (402) 345-0791 or jgenzler@nefamilysupport.org

    ASIST Training in Suicide First Aid
    Thursday & Friday, April 12 & 13, 2018

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and works with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants do not need any formal training to attend the workshop. Anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days
    Central Community College, 4500 63rd Street in the West Education Center in Columbus, NE
    Limited seating is available, you must be able to attend both days, and a certificate will be give upon completion

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Donna Wolff at donna68701@yahoo.com by Friday, April 11th


  • May
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Ending the Silence: a new NAMI program being used in middle and high schools to increase awareness and knowledge of mental illness and lessen the stigma. Presented by a parent of youth with mental illness and also a youth who has successfully coped with mental health issues during middle and high school years. 

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu
    or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


    Mental Health Summit - National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Omaha Chapter

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    The health summit is an effort to minimize stigmatization and increase community awareness and consciousness associated with mental health concerns.

    8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
    Cost: $65/regular attendee, $45/students
    Contact: (402) 957-1895


    Mental Health Resource Expo - Lift Up Sarpy County
    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    You will be able to speak directly to the people who can provide help with services and system navigation. In addition, they will have mental health support specialists on hand to answer your specific questions in a private setting.

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Thanksgiving Church, 3702 S. 370 Plaza in Bellevue
    Cost: Free
    Contact: (402) 871-9500


    Light the Darkness Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk - Elkhorn South High School
    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    Come together to raise awareness and spread hope at the third annual walk. There will be a food truck, glow stick stand, live band, raffle prizes and many more fun activities!

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Elkhorn South High School Track
    Cost: $10/person, first 100 people get free t-shirts
    Contact: elliesorensen3@gmail.com


    2nd Annual Military Appreciation Event - Gregg Young Chevrolet
    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    This event will educate veterans and their families along with community members struggling with PTSD,TBI and other illnesses regarding the resources available to help them in the community. Partners in this fun event include: Operation Engage America, Fallen Outdoors, Javelan Service Dogs, and KAT 103.7.

    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Gregg Young Chevrolet, 17750 Burt Street
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Lisa Naslund at lisa@operationengageamerica.org or call (515)984-0661


    Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention & Awareness Campus Walk - UNO
    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Come together to raise awareness and spread hope at this campus walk.

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    UNO Campus
    Cost: Registration fee
    Contact: alina_nelson@aol.com or (402)670-4892


    5K 50 States, 50 Days - Adel B. Korkor, M.D. Foundation
    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    The Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk Series was developed by Adel Korkor, M.D who is about to begin his journey running a 5K in all 50 states in just 50 days. He begins in Hawaii on May 5th and will be in Omaha on May 24th. He is running to change mental health care in America one step at a time.

    6:30 p.m.
    Lewis & Clark Landing, Omaha
    Cost: Free
    Contact: reneheiden@gmail.com


    safeTALK Training - Northeast Nebraska Coalition for Suicide Prevention
    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Central Community College, 4500 63rd Street, West Education Center, Room 209 in Columbus, NE
    Cost: Free, but limited seating available by reservation only
    Contact: Donna Wolff at donna68701@yahoo.com

  • June
    Sprout Conference 2018
    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    Sponsored by the Region 6 Community Development Project

    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover Street

    Cost: Free, no application required
    Contact: Region 6 at (402) 444-6573

    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    Crisis Intervention Teams: how to access and work with specially trained police officers in times of crisis and need. 

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


    Forge Ahead from PTSD 5K Race - At Ease USA
    Saturday, June 9, 2018
    In 2014, the US Senate designated June as PTSD awareness month. In an effort to raise awareness of PTSD, At Ease USA is launching its first annual 5K run/walk at Lake Zorinsky. A greater awareness and understanding of PTSD will help veterans and others recognize symptoms to seek and obtain needed care. Bring your family and friends!

    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Lake Zorinsky, Shelter 6
    Cost: $25/per walker or runner
    Contact: beth@ateaseusa.org


    NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program
    Monday nights starting June 18 - August 20
    A series of 12 classes (one session each Monday) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The classes include information about mental illnesses, medications, coping, resources, problem solving, empathy, and family communication. Each course is limited to 25 people, please register by June 10, 2018.

    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    King of Kings Church, 11615 I Street
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or (402) 517-5772


    Rowing Competition - Orange Theory Fitness
    Saturday, June 30, 2018
    Join Orange Theory Fitness for their 2018 Weekend of Giving! They will be hosting a fundraising rowing competition to benefit The Kim Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. For a small donation, you can compete in any or all three rowing events.

    1:45 p.m.
    16909 Burke Street, #122
    Cost: $20 to participate in any or all three rowing events
    Contact: (402) 281-0950


  • July
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

    Thursday, July 5, 2018
    Mental Health Challenges in the LGBTQ community.

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


    Ethics Training based on the book, “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy – Positive Approaches to Decision Making”
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    The training will be presented by Karen Gustafson, Executive Director of Jewish Family Service. The program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice with 2 CEU's available.

    9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Jewish Family Service, 333 South 132nd Street
    Cost: $40/person includes continental breakfast
    Contact: Meg at (402)330-2024 or mbearman@jfsomaha.com


  • August
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

    Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Psychiatric Challenges and Treatment in the elderly

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


  • September
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Latest Research and Programs from NAMI National Convention

    6:00 p.m., light dinner will be served
    First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
    Park in the lot of the east side of the church just off 69th Street, enter at Door 4 and proceed to Room 112

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Linda Jensen at ljensen@unmc.edu or NAMI at (402) 345-8101


  • October
    A Time for Hope & Healing – The Kim Foundation

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Each year, The Kim Foundation hosts a luncheon to help build awareness around mental health and suicide prevention by bringing in a prominent speaker to educate the community. This year, we are pleased to announce that Patrick Kennedy will be the keynote speaker. This event will be unlike any other that has raised awareness around mental health. Please join us for an afternoon packed with education, awareness, and support.

    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon & Keynote
    Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center – La Vista
    Cost: $75.00/person for luncheon
    Contact: Julia Hebenstreit at jhebenstreit@thekimfoundation.org

  • November
    No events at this time.

    Check back often as additional events will be added on a continual basis. If you would like to publicize an event in your community, please email us at info@thekimfoundation.org.


  • December
    No events at this time.

    Check back often as additional events will be added on a continual basis. If you would like to publicize an event in your community, please email us at info@thekimfoundation.org.


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