In the News

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. 

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.