“It’s no coincidence that four of the six letters in HEALTH are HEAL.” – Ed Northstrum
Mental health, along with physical health, is what defines our overall well-being. It is at the very core of how we see and react to the world around us. Recognizing the need for mental health services shows courage and strength. It is taking control of what matters most – you and your family!
Nebraska Mental Health helps you navigate your mental health needs in one, easy-to-use location. Let us provide you with the knowledge, resources and care you deserve.
Over ten years ago, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) noted there were a growing number of children and youth who needed better access and more appropriate mental health services. In 2013, with support from the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, and The Kim Foundation, Project Harmony joined ranks with Nebraska Families Collaborative and over thirty other partners to improve mental health services for children and youth in the Omaha Metropolitan Area.
NebraskaMentalHealth.com is an outcome of this effort.
NebraskaMentalHealth.com provides centralized access to local and regional mental health information in a single location. The goal of NebraskaMentalHealth.com is to expand knowledge about mental health terminology and to help connect those in need with the mental health information, treatment, and services. The website includes:
- Basic mental health information;
- Common mental health terminology;
- Information about evidence based therapy practices (EBPs);
- Local therapist information;
- Links to mental health related sites on the local, state, and national levels; and,
- Other resource addressing basic needs (such as transportation, food pantries, and utility assistance).
With new resources added continually, this isn’t just about finding a mental health provider. It is about feeling informed and empowered.
Exciting Firsts for The Kim Foundation
The year 2018 was another great one for The Kim Foundation. We gained a new team member, hit record highs for our event, A Time for Hope & Healing, and expanded our efforts reaching over 37,000 people across Nebraska and into southwest Iowa. To keep the momentum going for 2019, we are co-hosting a conference and we have amped up our annual event.
The Kim Foundation is proud to co-host, with ESU #3, the 2019 Nebraska School Mental Health Conference on June 11th and 12th at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney! This year’s conference is focusing on Advancing H.O.P.E.: Health, Opportunities, Partnership, & Equity. Three nationally renowned speakers will share their knowledge and stories throughout the two days, including a returning champion in school mental health, Sharon Hoover, founder of Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, Scarlett Lewis, and Secret Kindness Agents creator, Ferial Pearson. Each day will be packed with breakout sessions ranging from topics on anti-bullying, school staff self-help, community partnerships, effective school-based mental health models and much more. This conference is open to anyone with a passion for advancing mental health in schools throughout Nebraska. For registration or more information, please visit http://www.thekimfoundation.org/NE-School-Mental-Health.html or call The Kim Foundation at 402-891-6911.
New year, new venue, AND new time! A Time for Hope & Healing has historically been a luncheon featuring many great speakers who help bring mental health and suicide prevention to the forefront. For 2019, The Kim Foundation wants to shine the light on veteran mental health by hosting Modern Warrior LIVE at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 1st at 7:00pm. Modern Warrior LIVE Co-creator, Staff Sergeant Jaymes PoIing, will speak about his time overseas in Afghanistan as well as his transition back to civilian life. Throughout his message, you will hear exceptional musicians and singers add to the complexity of Jaymes’ emotions. This event will resonate with active military, veterans, first responders, anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, or anyone who knows, cares about, or wants to advocate for these individuals. If you are looking for an engaging experience with a courageous war veteran’s story accompanied by music and songs performed by renowned artists, please join us! Visit http://www.thekimfoundation.org/annual-luncheon.html to purchase tickets. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Julia at email@example.com or call 402-891-6997.