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The Kim Foundation Blog features insights, news and resources on mental health and suicide prevention. Check back often to stay updated and informed.

Expanding Health Care Through Information Technology Solutions

Dr. Susan Boust, Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, and Michael Rice, Associate Director, presented the Second Annual Behavioral Health Information Technology Summit in October. Technology is changing the way we provide health care and opportunities for enhancing the provision of mental health care are astounding.

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A Message of Thanks

We consider it a privilege to witness the internal evaluations and opportunity for re-design that agencies experience as they evolve into even greater providers of service. By strengthening opportunities for growing public awareness and acceptance of chronic brain disease as an illness to be treated, and cultivating a greater respect for the needs of consumers and their families, we see a more promising future in mental health care. The Kim Foundation does wish a life of hope and healing for every person and every family involved.

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An Opportunity for Learning, Kim Foundation Attends Community Events

I recently had the privilege of representing The Kim Foundation at various October meetings and events with the goal of inspiring an opportunity for more comprehensive and more successful mental health care for families. It is always a positive when others in the community recognize that mental illness affects one in four families and becomes involved in providing the community support programs necessary for sustained recovery.

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American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Michael Rice

Six extremely deserving individuals were recently honored at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA) 24th Annual Conference held October 13 – 16 in Louisville, Kentucky. Among the distinguished winners was University of Nebraska Medical Center Professor, Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Education.

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Not Alone Radio Program, Oct. 12, 2010: Dr. Daniel Carlat, Author of “Unhinged”

Daniel J. Carlat, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, a monthly newsletter on psychopharmacology widely read by psychiatrists and nurses in the United States. He joined Not Alone to discuss his most recent book, Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry – A Doctor’s Revelations about a Profession in Crisis.

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Real Talk Program Cultivates Emotional Intelligence in Youth

Built on a philosophy that embraces the spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and cultural love for self and others, the Center for Holistic Development (CHD) in northeast Omaha uses its extensive range of community events, youth programs, and outreach services to help individuals develop balance and well being.

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Online Screening Tools at BryanLGH Hospital

Recognizing that depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses, but also the most treatable, BryanLGH Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. offers a variety of online screening tools focused on mental health to assist people in finding help and take the necessary steps toward recovery.

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Building Bright Futures Introduces School Health Centers

On behalf of The Kim Foundation, I attended a luncheon sponsored by Building Bright Futures recently introducing new school-based Health Centers. The Health Centers will be located in five Omaha elementary schools and King Science Magnet Center. These school-based medical centers will provide on-site medical services to children and will be used to diagnose and treat many common conditions in children, as well as provide immunizations, general physicals, preventative care, and sports readiness exams.

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Lutheran Family Services Annual Faith in Action Dinner

On behalf of the Kim Foundation, I recently had the privilege of attending the Lutheran Family Services Annual Faith in Action Dinner. Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, statewide human care organization which impacts more than 35,000 individuals, serving from 32 offices in 18 cities in the areas of behavioral health, children services, and community services. Each year, LFS pays tribute to those whose actions demonstrate a commitment to faith-based values and principles.

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Heartland Family Service Celebrates Good News

It’s a girl! A beautiful baby girl, little Tricia, was recently born healthy and drug free! Tricia was the 25th baby born to Family Works Moms who are changing their lives for their children. Family Works is an innovative program of Heartland Family Service in Omaha allowing Moms to keep their children with them as Mom undergoes addiction treatment.

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