Joey Pantoliano

Bryan Medical Center brought in Emmy Award winning actor Joey Pantoliano as the keynote speaker for their annual Mental Illness Awareness Week event on October 3rd. The room was packed with nearly 500 people wanting to hear the famous Joey Pants open up about his family’s history of mental illness, his past struggle with substance use, as well as his own journey of mental illness.

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Prioritizing School Mental Health

Recently we announced that in partnership with ESU3, we would be taking over the reins of the Nebraska School Mental Health Conference from BHECN. We are very excited to take on this initiative and feel it strongly aligns with our mission and the importance we place on early intervention and prevention. Several ESU staff and two of us from the foundation spent last week in Washington, DC attending the National School Mental Health Conference to help guide our efforts at the state level.

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The Best Food for Your Mood

Many of us who are looking to stay or get into better shape start to evaluate one or two areas of our lives: what we do to move and what we put into our body. If weight loss is your goal, you increase your cardio and weight lifting while decreasing your caloric intake. When you want to bulk up and gain more muscle, you start lifting even heavier weights and increase your daily protein consumption. While all of this takes care of your physical health, what about mental health?

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Suicide Awareness Month

September was a busy month for everyone in the suicide awareness and prevention field. This year, National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW) took place September 10th through the 16th (1). Since 1975, NSPW has an been annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide.

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Fall Presentations & Resource Booths

This time of year is a busy one for The Kim Foundation!  With the start of school comes the start of presentations to many students and school staff throughout the city.  Our presentations are catered to each school’s needs and can cover mental health, suicide prevention or a combination of both.  In August, we were asked to present to the faculty of Creighton Prep.  Shortly after, we traveled to DeWitt, NE and also presented to the faculty of the Tri County Schools.

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