Resources: The Kim Foundation

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    About The Kim Foundation

    The Kim Foundation strives to increase awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. The belief that no one is immune from these issues sits at the core of what we do, as we offer awareness programming to every pocket of our community. The foundation's message of recovery, awareness, acceptance, resiliency, and hope reaches youth, adults, professionals, educators, families, and anyone who is interested in learning more and helping others. 

    The foundation serves as a communication and connection link between individuals, families, and organizations throughout Nebraska. The foundation works to ensure no one who is in need of services is denied them through providing funding for services to organizations, building awareness and acceptance of the true issues at hand, and advocating for a comprehensive, accessible behavioral health system for all Nebraskans. 

    Below you will find links to resources found throughout The Kim Foundation website.

    Finding Help

    Emergency Response
    If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call (800)273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.  On this page, you will find information on multiple hotlines you can reach out to.
     
    Suicide Survivors
    A “suicide survivor” is a term used for an individual who has survived the loss of a loved one to suicide. Losing a loved one to suicide can bring a flood of overwhelming emotions for those left behind. On this page, you will find helpful information for suicide survivors and for the people who may be looking for ways to support them. 

    Suicide Attempt Survivor
    A “suicide attempt survivor” is a term used for an individual who has survived a suicide attempt. The days and weeks following a suicide attempt are full of mixed emotions and confusion. If you or a loved one has experienced an attempt, you will find some resources on this page to help begin a process of healing.

    Area Support Groups
    Support groups are available throughout the area in a variety of topics.  Visit The Kim Foundation for available support groups.

    Community Outreach

    13 Minutes
    13 Minutes is a partnership public awareness campaign focused on suicide prevention in the Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare area in Nebraska. Every 13 minutes someone dies by suicide. On this page, you will find more information about the 13 Minutes campaign and how to get involved.
    Click here to see a video gallery of 13 Minutes PSAs.

    Metro Area LOSS Team
    The Metro Area Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team, made up of survivors and mental health professionals, will bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. If you recently lost someone to suicide, call 24/7 to ask for a call-out from the LOSS Team at The Kim Foundation during at (402) 891-6911.

    A Voice for Hope & Healing
    The Kim Foundation is working to further inform the community about the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide by giving A Voice for Hope & Healing presentations to raise awareness and share resources. The presentations help build awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, while also focusing on the foundation and our mission.

    Suicide Prevention

    Suicide Warning Signs
    Learning the warning signs of suicide could save someone’s life. While an individual may not be experiencing all of these warning signs, most will experience more than one and for an extended period of time. Some are obvious while some are more subtle, so it’s important to know what to look for and what to do next if you do notice these behaviors in someone you care about. On this page, you will find resources to learn more about the warning signs.  

    Starting the Conversation
    Ask the Question.  Asking about suicidal thoughts or feelings won't push someone into doing something self-destructive. In fact, offering an opportunity to talk about feelings may reduce the risk of acting on suicidal thoughts. The first step is to find out whether the person is in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts. Be sensitive, but ask direct questions.  On this page, you will find resources on how to start that conversation.

    Reporting Social Media Suicidal Posts
    There may come a time when you encounter an individual who is expressing thoughts of suicide on your social media sites. On this page, you will find ways that you can help throughout the various social media sites.