Last week more than 500 behavioral health advocates traveled to Washington, D.C. to work with our elected delegation and promote the behavioral health needs of those back home. National Council for Behavioral Health puts on Hill Day each year in Washington D.C…Continue reading »
It is estimated that nearly 40% of LGTBQ youth have or will have a suicide attempt at some point during their lifetime. In a recent study conducted by Kristina Olson, director of the TransYouth Project at the University of Washington, transgender youth…Continue reading »
Once the New Year begins, most of us are ready to join a gym, organize our homes, or even start budgeting our money better. All of these pursuits are important ones, but how many of us include getting mentally healthy in our list of New Year’s resolutions?Continue reading »
Society has deemed displays of emotion as weak and non-masculine, so it is no wonder that when young men feel depressed, they mask their emotions. Young men often exhibit depression through behaviors rather than emotion.Continue reading »
Last Monday evening, The Kim Foundation attended an event hosted by local filmmaker, Nathan Edwards. Edwards and his cast and crew had just wrapped up filming, “Melancholy,” merely hours before the event took place. “Melancholy” is a film about the experience of a young woman in her twenties dealing with the realities of major depressive disorder.Continue reading »
In a recent study from Yale School of Medicine, adolescents with bipolar disorder have visible differences in both their prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for decision making, and the insula, which is the part of the brain involved in emotion and self-awareness.Continue reading »
She was a freshman in college when she received a call that her brother Brian had died by suicide.
Alison Malmon, Founder and Executive Director of Active Minds, visited the Creighton Campus last week. Speaking to a packed-house, Malmon shared her personal story of loss and courage to make a difference.Continue reading »
Before I began working at The Kim Foundation, I had always viewed eating disorders as an issue that plagued high school girls who read too many glamour magazines. Restricting calories, or even skipping lunch all together, were not unusual occurrences at my high school.Continue reading »
A disturbing and heart wrenching story made headlines last week involving a Massachusetts teen’s suicide.
Eight teen year old Conrad Roy II, died by suicide in July. In a strange twist, his girlfriend is now being charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The University of Missouri (MU) School of Social Work and the University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL) School of Social Work received $1 million dollars from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. The three-year grant is designed to provide funding for 84 students pursuing their masters or social work degrees (MSW) at the two universities.Continue reading »