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The Kim Foundation hosts several events throughout the year to educate and inspire a variety of audiences, including students, professionals and the general community.

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Searching for “Happiness”

I’ve watched nearly every YouTube video, listened to dozens of podcasts, and read a ton of self-help books in an attempt to find the answer to the question, “How do I find happiness?”  

A few things I’ve realized from all this research is that happiness will never have one single source. Happiness is multidimensional and should come from finding beauty in the various things around you.

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College Life Self-Care

Beginning life as a college student is incredibly exciting. There are opportunities to meet new people, to enroll in classes that are meaningful to you, to begin living more independently, or to pick up hobbies that bring you joy. It can also become overwhelming. It’s difficult to navigate certain changes that frequently accompany college life.

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Grant Spotlight: RADIUS

Mission:
The mission of RADIUS is to empower youth and families to reach their full potential through community engagement and trauma-informed education, social and behavioral health services.

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A Major Milestone

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, which is at the core of all we do at The Kim Foundation. As each year passes, it is encouraging to see more of the city embrace the importance of mental health and celebrate this month alongside us.

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Inspiration from NatCon

Have you ever attended a conference for professional development, and walked away wondering if it was worth your time or what you gained from it? I know that I have a time or two, but this year’s National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s NatCon (NatCon) was anything but that! This is a conference I have been attending for more than a decade, and it is always good, but this year’s felt even more relevant and meaningful. There were at least 60 Nebraskans among the sea of 6,000 plus behavioral health professionals in attendance, and every Nebraskan I spoke to, felt the same about this year’s conference.

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RX Take Back Day

Do you have unused medications in your home? Maybe you didn’t finish a prescription, or you have meds that expired, or you have something you just don’t take anymore; it is easy to stash these in a cupboard or drawer and forget about them. Medications have the potential to be dangerous and even deadly! The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a serious public health concern. Saturday, April 27, 2024, is the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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Bike With Mike

My younger brother, Mike Kutilek, would have turned 32 on April 19th had mental illness not taken his life almost four years ago, on May 22nd, 2020. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in light of his recent birthday, I wanted to share part of our family’s story.

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Grant Spotlight: HETRA

Organization Name: Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA)

Mission: To improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children of all ability levels through equine-assisted activities.

Funded Program Description: This year The Kim Foundation has partnered with HETRA in order to serve individuals with mental health conditions of all socioeconomic statuses through Equine-Assisted Services.

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Grant Spotlight: RESPECT

Organization’s Name: RESPECT

Mission: Building healthy relationships using theatre and community collaboration.

Funded Program Description: RESPECT offers educational theatre programs, led and performed by our Actor-Educators to students of all ages.

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