Calendar of Events

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
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
NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 2019

What is Neurologically-Based Chiropractic Care? Awaken Chiropractic awakenomaha.com will discuss their care utilizing the Torque Release Technique which specifically helps to regulate the brain, spinal cord, and nervous functions.  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


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

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


Juvenile Justice Suicide Prevention Conference

Monday, May 20, 2019

The one day, statewide conference hopes to educate, raise awareness, and strengthen partnerships to prevent juvenile suicide in Nebraska. Satellite locations in Hastings, Ogallala, and Scottsbluff.

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ESU #3, 6949 South 110th Street, La Vista

For additional info, www.childrens.nebraska.gov/News/JJSuicidePreventionConference.html


AFSP Nebraska - Suicide Prevention 101: Train the Trainer

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Learn how to deliver the introductory suicide prevention trainings, Talk Saves Lives and More than Sad. This will include guidance on presenting to multiple audiences covering LGBTQ+ community, seniors, students, educators, parents, and general audiences. Tips on sharing your own connection to suicide safely, introduction to AFSP resources, and effective presentation skills will be included.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
W. Clarke Swanson Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 9109 W. Dodge Road

Cost: Free
Contact: Martha Wells at afspneprograms@gmail.com

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


NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program

Monday nights starting June 3 - August 23

A series of 12 classes (one session each Monday) 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 May 20th.

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Boystown
Cost: Free
Contact: Carrin Meadows at cmeadows@naminebraska.org or (402) 345-8101


NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Helping the LGBTQ+ Community with Mental Health Concerns. Guest speaker, Eli Rigatuso's work to support the LGBTQ+ community is extensive. When he isn't being a superhero, he works full-time at Bellevue University and spends most of his free time on "Speaking of Happy" where he conducts workshops and other happy things to help local organizations and businesses become more open and affirming spaces for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming in our communities.

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


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 11, 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


NAMI Walks Nebraska

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Join NAMI for the 5K walk as they raise awareness and funds for mental health programs and support services. Build your team and register for free online at www.namiwalks.org/nebraska

9:00 Check-in time, 10:00 Start time
Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th Street

Cost: Free
Contact: Carrin Meadows at cmeadows@naminebraska.org or (402) 345-8101


A Time for Hope & Healing Benefit Concert

Thursday, July 25
NoteWorthy and The Kim Foundation present a benefit concert to support mental health and suicide prevention awareness. Early Eyes, Dear Neighbor, and Nation will be the featured bands.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple Street

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets at WaitingRoomLounge.com with 100% of ticket sales benefitting The Kim Foundation.


NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program

Thursday nights starting July 25 - October 3
A series of 12 classes (one session each Thursday) 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 July 11th.

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

August
NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program

Thursday nights starting on August 15th
A series of 12 classes (one session each Thursday) 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 at least one week in advance.

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


Central Nebraska LOSS Team Walk

Saturday, August 17, 2019
All are welcome to join in the walk for suicide loss survivors.

8:00 a.m.
Big Apple Fun Center, Kearney
Contact: Renae Zimmer at (308) 708-0965 or drzimmer@charter.net


2019 Nebraska Suicide Prevention Young Leaders Summit

Saturday, August 24, 2019
The summit is designed for young leaders ages 16 - 21 from all across Nebraska. Topics will include: suicide prevention, technology, leadership building and advocacy, communication skills and teamwork, and self-care.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Firespring, 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln
Cost: Free, lunch will be provided and mileage reimbursement is available to those traveling from outside Lincoln.
Contact: Quinn Lewandowski at qlewandowski2@nebraska.edu
Registration: https://go.unl.edu/suicideprevention-youngleaders


CASA Uncorked - Sarpy County CASA Program's Fundraiser

Friday, August 16, 2019 
Wine and beer tasting, food and entertainment will be provided. All proceeds will benefit Sarpy County CASA Program's abused and neglected children.

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Pen Fed Credit Union, 312 Olson Drive, Papillion
Cost: $40/ticket by August 1st, $50/ticket after August 1st
Contact: (402) 593-2259 or purchase tickets online.

September
NAMI Omaha’s Monthly Affiliate Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Steven Wengel, M.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness for UNO and UNMC and Geriatric Psychiatry Division Director will speak about dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and other psychiatric issues as people age. Presentation will include a Q and A session to ask a Geriatric Psychiatrist any pressing questions about psychiatry.

6:00 p.m., complimentary light meal will be served
First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street
Park in the lots on the east and north sides of the church, enter at Door 4 or 6 and proceed to Room 112

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


LEAP(Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) Course - Training for Mental Healthcare Professionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, Family Caregivers & Peer Specialists

Thursday - Saturday, September 5 - 7, 2019

Thursday's training teaches how to used the LEAP approach. Friday's course is for professionals to get trained to teach the LEAP Course. Saturday's course is for families, friends, or peers to get trained to teach the LEAP Course. To become a trainer, you must take Thursday's course.

Thursday, 9:30 - 5:00 at Creighton University's Harper Center, 602 N. 20th Street
Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 at CHI Health Immanuel Conference Center, 6901 N. 72nd Street
Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00 at Creighton University's Harper Center, 602 N. 20th Street

Cost: Professionals - Thursday $275, Friday $400
Cost: Family, Friends, Peers - Thursday $125, Saturday $275
Register at: L F R P . o r g / e v e n t s


NABHO presents Behavioral Health: Intergration, Collaboration, and Advocacy Conference

Monday & Tuesday, September 9 & 10, 2019

The program will include sessions on Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Ethics, a Federal Policy Update, and Nebraska State Senator Panel.

8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, Lincoln

Cost: $75 for members, $100 for non-members.

Register online at www.nabho.org under the Quick Link to the 2019 Conference Registration.


NAMI Family – to – Family Education Program

Tuesday nights starting September 10 - November 19

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 August 27th.

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Christ Community Church
Cost: Free
Contact: Linda Jensen at (402) 517-5772 or lejensen@gmx.com


The Kim Foundation's School Resource Fair

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Kim Foundation is pleased to announce the School Resource Fair for schools and organizations to connect in the community. It is an opportunity to learn about behavioral health organizations and programs that serve students and their families.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive, Bellevue
Cost: Free
Contact: Lori Atkinson to register or host a booth, latkinson@thekimfoundation.org or (402) 891-6910


AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk, Kearney

Saturday, September 28, 2019

All are welcome to join in the walk for suicide prevention awareness.

9:30 a.m.
Yanney Park, Kearney
Contact: Renae Zimmer at (308) 708-0965 or drzimmer@charter.net


Run to Overcome 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The run provides awareness, education, and hope for mental health. There will be a live DJ, refreshments, t-shirt, swag bag, prizes and awards. Costumes are encouraged!

12:15 - one mile fun run, 1:00 - 10K, 1:05 - 5K
Lincoln Southwest High School Track, 7001 S. 14th Street, Lincoln
Register at www.project4-7.org/register

October
Bryan Health Mental Illness Awareness Week Community Program

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Former NFL football player, Ryan Leaf shares his struggle with mental health and opiate abuse due to a previous football injury. He hopes to reach those who cannot imagine a better life for themselves.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln

Cost: Free
Contact: (402) 481-8886 or register at bryanhealth.org/calendar


Armed with Hope Conference

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The conference is open to teens and their families dealing with mental health struggles. The conference will include keynote speaker, Jeff Yalden and many community resources.

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 13271 Millard Avenue
Register at https://www.teensfindinghope.org/omahaconference.html


Speaker, Kevin Hines & "The Ripple Effect" Movie

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Suicide attempt survivor, Kevin Hines shares his compelling story.

6:30 p.m. movie, 7:00 speaker
Copeland Hall, Kearney
Contact: Renae Zimmer at (308) 708-0965 or drzimmer@charter.net

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.