The Kim Foundation Annual Luncheon to Focus on Mental Health Stigma and Education

OMAHA, Neb. - Oct. 13, 2017 - PRLog -- The Kim Foundation will hold its annual luncheon, "A Time for Hope and Healing", on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Embassy Suites La Vista in La Vista, Nebraska.  The event, open to the general public, features keynote speaker Mike Veny, a premier thought leader who works to transform the stigma surrounding the topic of mental illness. Tickets are $75.00 per person for the 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. luncheon.

Veny will share his lived experience to educate the community and provide a message of hope, while incorporating humor and a musical twist in his remarks.  An in-depth conversation with Veny, including a Q&A, will take place following the luncheon from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites LaVista. Tickets for the session are $15.00 if attending the luncheon and $30.00 for the session only.

"We are very excited to welcome Mike Veny to Omaha. His passion, candidness, and empathy opens up the discussion of mental health in a way that is greatly needed in our community," said Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation. (  "You can count on a unique presentation as he talks about his personal journey to recovery and how he incorporates music into his wellness. Mike furthers our mission at the foundation to serve as a voice for those impacted by mental illness and we are truly honored to welcome him to our community to help us further understand this topic that affects so many, but isn't talked about enough."

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Kim Foundation at (402) 891-6911 or


The Kim Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by mental illness and suicide through advocacy, education, and support.  Based in Omaha, Nebraska, The Kim Foundation strives to build a united, comprehensive response to assist children, adults, and families in achieving health, healing, and recovery.  The Kim Foundation serves as a communication link between individuals, families, and organizations throughout the state of Nebraska and moves to reduce the stigma often associated with seeking mental health care.
Tags:Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness
Location:Omaha - Nebraska - United States
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