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As a leading voice in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention, The Kim Foundation® takes an active role in the community and across the state of Nebraska in educating the public, increasing awareness, supporting programming, and serving as a resource. When we’re in the news, we’ll share it here. 

Mental Health Experts Say to Physically Distance, Not Social Distance.

December 10, 2020
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Kim Foundation held a virtual panel to discuss mental health and suicide prevention during COVID 19. The pandemic has caused many people to struggle with their mental health and the need for resources is at a high.

Agencies Gather to Discuss How to Help Kids with Their Mental Health 
June 11, 2019
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) – The Nebraska School Mental Health Conference looks to bring agencies with one common mission together. They want to help kids have a better future by teaching them how to face mental health in a positive way.

WATCH: Teen Suicide: Julia Hebenstreit, The Kim Foundation and Mindy Eggert, Suicide Prevention Volunteer – Speaking of Nebraska 
May 30, 2019
What is being done to prevent teen suicide across Nebraska? NET News Director Dennis Kellogg sits down with a statewide expert and a suicide survivor.

A Year after a Mentally Ill Man Died in Omaha Police Custody, Department Beefs up Training – Omaha World-Herald
June 6, 2018
The Kim Foundation provides funds to assist the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.

Volunteer Group Helps Families Heal after Suicide – KETV 7 Omaha
February 25, 2018
The Metro Area LOSS Team helps families in the aftermath of a suicide. 

Free Conference Tackles Suicide Prevention – WOWT 6 News
March 24, 2017
The Kim Foundation hosted a free conference where members of the public met with mental health experts who covered topics including postvention. 

LOSS Teams to Hold Free Suicide Prevention Training for Community – WOWT 6 News
March 14, 2017
The Metro Area LOSS Team, in partnership with LOSS teams throughout Nebraska and the Department of Health and Human Services, will be hosting a conference, “Uniting to Support Survivors of Suicide Loss”. 

WATCH: Lifeline for Teens, Suicide Prevention Full Report – WOWT 6 News
May 6, 2016
The statistics are alarming and heartbreaking. The Centers for Disease Control recently revealed new data – suicide rates have been on the rise for the last 15-years in everyone between the age of 10 and 74… 

Focus on Suicide Prevention as Numbers Increase – WOWT 6 News
May 2, 2016
Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director of The Kim Foundation, talks about the focus on helping individuals and family members impacted by mental illness and suicide.