The Kim Foundation Blog

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

An Opportunity for Learning, Kim Foundation Attends Community Events

I recently had the privilege of representing The Kim Foundation at various October meetings and events with the goal of inspiring an opportunity for more comprehensive and more successful mental health care for families. It is always a positive when others in the community recognize that mental illness affects one in four families and becomes involved in providing the community support programs necessary for sustained recovery.

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Not Alone Radio Program, Oct. 12, 2010: Dr. Daniel Carlat, Author of “Unhinged”

Daniel J. Carlat, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, a monthly newsletter on psychopharmacology widely read by psychiatrists and nurses in the United States. He joined Not Alone to discuss his most recent book, Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry – A Doctor’s Revelations about a Profession in Crisis.

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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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