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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 3, 2019

    NAMI Nebraska Strategic Plan presented by Loren Knauss, Executive Director. Hear about the reinvention of NAMI 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


    Living Well Workshops - Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare & Douglas County
    Wednesdays, January 9 - February 20, 2019

    The Living Well Workshops are 2.5 hour classes that will be held for six weeks to help you learn ways to self-manage your health and take charge of your life. Anyone living with an ongoing health condition is welcome.

    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Douglas County Health Center, 4102 Woolworth Avenue
    Cost: Free
    Contact: jhausman@regionsix.com or (402) 490-2700
    *Space is limited, call or email to register


    The S Word Screening - Jewish Family Service
    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    The S Word takes an intimate look at suicide survivors who have turned their pain into actions and changed the way we talk about suicide and ultimately save lives. Panel discussion to follow the screening with questions/answers with Director, Lisa Klein.

    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Temple Israel, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive
    Cost: Free
    Contact: (402) 330-2024


    NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program
    Tuesday nights starting January 14, 2019

    A series of 12 classes (one session each Tuesday) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness/brain disorders 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 7, 2019.

    6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    King of Kings Church, 11615 I Street
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Carrin Meadows at cmeadows@naminebraska.org or (402) 345-8101


    The Mind Inside Screening - Nebraska Loves Public Schools
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    This is a new film series on mental health in public schools. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director, Sally Nellson Barrett. A post-screening reception will follow featuring area non-profits.

    7:00 p.m.
    Film Streams, Dundee at 4952 Dodge Street
    Cost: $5.00
    RSVP: mindinsideomaha.eventbrite.com
    Contact: team@nelovesps.org


    The Mind Inside Screening - Nebraska Loves Public Schools
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    This is a new film series on mental health in public schools. The film will be followed by a discussion with the director, Sally Nellson Barrett. A post-screening reception will follow featuring area non-profits.

    7:00 p.m.
    Marcus Edgewood Cinema in Lincoln, 5220 S. 56th Street
    Cost: $5.00
    RSVP: mindinsidelincoln.eventbrite.com
    Contact: team@nelovesps.org


    NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program
    Tuesday nights starting January 17, 2019

    A series of 12 classes (one session each Tuesday) structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness/brain disorders 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 7, 2019.

    5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Community Alliance, 41st & Leavenworth
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Carrin Meadows at cmeadows@naminebraska.org or (402) 345-8101


    Connect Postvention Training - Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare
    Friday, January 18, 2019

    The training will include: best practices on how to coordinate a comprehensive and safe response to a suicide, strategies for reducing the risk of contagion, ways to talk with survivors of suicide loss to promote their healing, and best practices for safe messaging about suicide and responding to the media. ** 3.0 Mental Health CEU's will be provided.

    8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, 4715 S. 132nd Street
    Cost: Free To Register: https://connectpostvention1-18-19.eventbrite.com
    Contact: Melissa Schaefer at mschaefer@regionsix.com


  • February
    February Issue Cafes
    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Solitary Confinement: the Cost to Mental Health. Doug Koebernick, the Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System for the Nebraska Legislature, will discuss the use of restrictive housing in Nebraska's prison system, as well as other current conditions in the prison system. Research has shown that solitary confinement has detrimental effects on individuals, including negative impacts on mental health.

    6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
    Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson Street
    $2.00 parking in the lot across the street


    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Mental Health Bills in the Nebraska Legislature in 2019 presented by Brad Muerrens of Disability Riths, 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


    Living Well Workshops - Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare & Douglas County
    Wednesdays, January 9 - February 20, 2019

    The Living Well Workshops are 2.5 hour classes that will be held for six weeks to help you learn ways to self-manage your health and take charge of your life. Anyone living with an ongoing health condition is welcome.

    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Douglas County Health Center, 4102 Woolworth Avenue
    Cost: Free
    Contact: jhausman@regionsix.com or (402) 490-2700
    *Space is limited, call or email to register


  • March
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Nebraska State Capitol Day

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Please register to attend the advocacy day on March 5th! AFSP Nebraska will contact your State Senator for you and arrange for a time and place to meet. There are a number of potential legislative bills that will need your voice this year. In addition, a summary of legislative information will be available as we get closer to the day.

    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K Street, Lincoln

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Aileen Brady at abrady@commall.org or (402) 681-9109, Amie Nelson at mattandamie@aol.com or (402) 213-1028
    Registration link: https://afsp.org/event/nebraska-state-capitol-day-2019/


    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

    Thursday, March 7, 2019

    What is Chiropractic Care? Dr. Gabriel Long and Dr. TJ Alger from Awaken Chiropractic will present about the assessment and care they can utilize to help your body function to its optimal potential. Come and learn more!

    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


    Jewish Family Service Suicide Prevention and Education

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    The presentation is for 40 - 55 year olds and will include: education about 2017 & 2018 statistics, risk factors and protective factors by age group, and all facilitation will be done by Jewish Family Service mental health professionals.

    7:00 -8:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Meg Bearman at mbearman@jfsomaha.com
    Program funded by: The Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation


    Attachment-Based Family Therapy Workshop provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Nebraska Chapter

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    This is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model designed to improve family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. Its goal is to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective parent-child relationship.

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    ESU #3, 6949 S. 110th Street, La Vista

    Cost: $100 for the daylong session including CEU’s and lunch. Student price is $50.
    Contact: Aileen Brady at abrady@commall.org or (402) 681-9109


    NAMI Walks Rally

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Come learn more about how you can become an important part of the 2019 NAMI Walks Nebraska event. See how you can volunteer for the Walk and raise awareness for people experiencing mental illness. This is a fun event, just like the walk.

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Ralston High School, 8969 Park Drive

    Cost: Free
    Learn more at: www.namiwalks.org/nebraska


  • April
    NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting
    Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Nebraska Family Helpline. Come and find out more on how to call the Helpline, who answers the Helpline, and what other resources you may 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


    Nebraska State LOSS Team Conference
    Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6, 2019

    The conference is sponsored by the Norfolk area LOSS Team and Region 4. It provides an opportunity to meet LOSS Team members from across the state. On Friday, there will be CEU's available for Licensed Mental Health Practitioners. Friday's schedule includes: trauma-informed care, neuro-relational therapy, compassion fatigue and burnout, along with Jeremy & Bailey Koch's personal story of suicide attempts and depression. Saturday's schedule features Dr. Frank Campbell along with team recruitment, retention and sustainability, fostering relationships with law enforcement, and a healing activity.

    Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Faith Regional Health Services - Nebraska Room in Norfolk

    Cost: $25 for Friday, Friday evening and Saturday are free

    Contact: Robin Claussen at rclaussen@libertycentreservices.com or (402) 370-4206


    Jewish Family Service Suicide Prevention and Education
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    The presentation is for 56 -75 year olds and will include: education about 2017 & 2018 statistics, risk factors and protective factors by age group, and all facilitation will be done by Jewish Family Service mental health professionals.

    7:00 -8:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Meg Bearman at mbearman@jfsomaha.com
    Program funded by: The Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation


  • May
    Walk for #Hope, Light the Darkness
    Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Come together to raise awareness and spread hope at this year's 4th Annual Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk for Hope. There will be a food truck, glow stick stand, live band, and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Helping Other People Everyday Heals Inc.

    9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
    Elkhorn South High School Track
    First 100 people get a free t-shirt

    Cost: $10/person
    Contact: Ellie Sorensen at elliesorensen@hopehealsinc.org


    Jewish Family Service Suicide Prevention and Education
    Monday, May 6, 2019

    Saturday, May 4, 20198

    The presentation is for ages 76 and above, plus family and will include: education about 2017 & 2018 statistics, risk factors and protective factors by age group, and all facilitation will be done by Jewish Family Service mental health professionals.

    1:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Meg Bearman at mbearman@jfsomaha.com
    Program funded by: The Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation


  • June
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Nebraska, Hike for Hope
    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Money raised goes to critical research, education programs, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Join them to create a culture that is smart about mental health.

    10:00 a.m.
    Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods

    Cost: Free
    Contact: Mindy Eggert at meggert@cox.net
    Click here to register


    2019 Nebraska School Mental Health Conference
    Tuesday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Three nationally renowned speakers will serve as keynote speakers. Breakout sessions will be offered both days with a strong focus on effective school-based mental health models, collaboration, program sustainability, self-care, and much more! Room blocks are available with a discounted rate at the hotels below. You will need to call the hotel and state you will be attending the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference to receive the discount.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites: (308) 236-4200
    LaQuinta Inn & Suites: (308) 237-4400

    Tuesday, June 11 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. /4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, June 12 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Younes Conference Center, 416 Talmadge Road, Kearney

    Cost: $50/registrant
    Contact: Julia Hebenstreit at (402) 891-6911 or jhebenstreit@thekimfoundation.org


    Nebraska Suicide Prevention Summit
    Thursday, June 20 2019
    The summit will plan for the sustainability of suicide prevention in Nebraska once the Federal Grant for Nebraska ends. The grant has been helping fund the regions' efforts towards suicide prevention. They will need input from all regions.

    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Center for People in Need - Large Conference Room, 3901 N. 27th Street, Lincoln
    Cost: Free, lunch will be served
    Contact: Quinn Lewandowski at qlewandowski2@nebraska.edu
    Click here to register.


  • July
    RESPECT's Stand Up Against Bullying - A Night of Comedy for a Good Cause

    Thursday July 9, 2019
    Bullying, child abuse, and teen dating violence are no laughing matter. Thankfully, the talented staff and actors of RESPECT have an engaging and interactive way to help keep youth safe and informed. Join them for a night of comedy for a cause and take a stand against the abusive relationship dynamic children may face. The night will start with a silent auction, dinner buffet and cash bar. The RESPECT actor-educators will put on a short program and then comedian, John Bush will perform.

    5:45 p.m.
    Scottish Rite Masonic Center
    Tickets: $50/person
    Contact: RESPECT at (402) 965-1425 or info@respect2all.org


  • August
    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.

  • September
    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.

  • October
    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.

  • November
    The Kim Foundation's, A Time for Hope & Healing with Modern Warrior LIVE
    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Each year, The Kim Foundation hosts an event to help build awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. This year, we are proud to present, Modern Warrior LIVE, the Story and Sound of a Combat Veteran’s Journey. It is narrated by Staff Sergeant Jaymes Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division. This autobiographical production details his time in the military and transition to civilian life back home. Complemented by dynamic musical performances led by trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, Modern Warrior LIVE heightens awareness of the psychological weight of war, challenges faced after war, and the potential for positive growth.

    7:00 p.m.
    Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street
    Cost: VIP Ticket $175, Reception & Performance Ticket $100, Performance Only Ticket $50. VIP Tickets include a meet and greet with performers, unlimited drinks, heavy appetizers, a performance ticket, and a ticket donated to a veteran or active military. Reception & Performance Tickets include one drink ticket, heavy appetizers, and a performance ticket.
    Contact: Julia Hebenstreit at jhebenstreit@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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