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We are thrilled to announce Kevin Briggs as our speaker for our annual event on October 13, 2015 at Embassy Suites LaVista. Kevin is a retired Sergeant with the California Highway Patrol, as well as an Army Veteran. He spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. While on patrol, he encouraged more than 200 individuals to either not go over the bridge’s rail or come back to solid ground.

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More Than a Number

Before I began working at The Kim Foundation, I had always viewed eating disorders as an issue that plagued high school girls who read too many glamour magazines. Restricting calories, or even skipping lunch all together, were not unusual occurrences at my high school.

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After the amazing turn out we had at the Film Streams showing of “Running From Crazy,” The Kim Foundation, in partnership with Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, will be hosting a special showing of French-Canadian director, Xavier Dolan’s, “Mommy,” this Thursday the 19th at 6:30pm. Following the film will be a panel discussion.

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Teen’s Suicide Brings on Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

A disturbing and heart wrenching story made headlines last week involving a Massachusetts teen’s suicide.
Eight teen year old Conrad Roy II, died by suicide in July. In a strange twist, his girlfriend is now being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Clay Hunt SAV Act

It is estimated that 22 military veterans die by suicide every day. In 2011, Clay Hunt, 28, was one of the many soldiers who took his own life.

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The Cost of Success

For millions of high school seniors, the idea of going off to college is one filled with excitement and eagerness to gain independence. No more curfew, no one telling them when to study, or turn off the television; finally, freedom!stressed-child.jpg
However, are the expectations and pressure placed on college students today taking a toll on their mental health?

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LOSS Team Coming to Metro Area

We held our first community involvement meeting for the Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team that will be coming to the metro area. Nebraska currently has existing teams in Lincoln, Norfolk, and Kearney. The Kim Foundation is very excited to lead the effort of this crucial program for our area, and are grateful to Region 6 and the many community partners who have come together to help us make this possible.

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill in NE

Last Wednesday, Senator Sara Howard presented a bill that is one near and dear to her heart; prescription drug monitoring.
Six years ago Senator Howard lost her older sister to a prescription overdose. Following a terrible car accident, Carrie Howard became addicted to prescription drugs and was in and out of the hospital, and substance abuse centers.

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The Boy on the Bench

The image of Jesus sitting on a bench talking and listening to a teenage boy is a comforting one. “Lost and Found” portrays Jesus as a supportive friend, and a listening ear. However, the story behind Greg Olsen’s famous painting is one that very people know about, but millions can relate to; suicide.

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