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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!!
The Art of Wellness: Family Mental Health Fair
- Location: Butte Plaza Mall
- Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2023
- Time: 11am-5pm
- Workshop Schedule:
|Worshop Title||Schedule||Presenter Name||Description|
|Opening Ceremony: Native Cultural Healing Modalities||11:00a-11:45a||Kim Boyle, Good Medicine||Native healing with drumming, prayer, and the medicine wheel.|
|Introduction to Meditation||11:50a-12:35p||Jacquie Peterson, AWARE||Practice, learn, and center yourself through a guided meditation|
|Social Development Strategy: Reintroducing Connectivity||12:40p-1:25p||Brittany Masters, Butte Cares||Feeling disconnected? Come learn how to develop a system of appreciation and recognition for our kids!|
|Drumming From the Inside Out||1:30p-2:15p||Michael McDaniel, Hands & Sticks||Come quiet the mind, focus, plant seeds and grow through the drum.|
|Recovery Talks||2:20p-3:20p||Nikki Russell, MPN||Hear inspiring stories of recovery from your community|
|How to Access Community Services for Mental Well-Being||3:25p-4:10p||Jake Henderson, AWARE||Learn about community resources that can help you or a loved one find help today.|
|Yoga||4:15p-5:00p||Holli McCamant, SWMTCHC||A yoga class for all levels of experience to relax your body and mind.|
Free event includes something for the whole family with workshops, speakers, artwork, crafts, food trucks and more all focused on self-care and mental health!
If you would like to host a table, present a workshop or find out more, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/buttemhfair or call Demetrius at 859-200-6861
Mini-Grants Now Available
Mini Grants (typically less than $500) are for the purpose of increasing local public participation and awareness of behavioral health issues and care. Grants may be used for training, implementation, and facilitation of new or existing programs, or for the innovations to improve behavioral health services in Butte-Silver Bow County. Click the link below for an application.
What is the BHLAC?
The Butte-Silver Bow Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council (LAC) is a coalition of community members and agency representatives who assess, plan and strengthen behavioral health services in the community. The LAC works to identify gaps in behavioral health services; recommends potential additions to services within the community; analyzes and discusses problems with service providers, advocacy groups, public officials and the general public; facilitates accurate and timely communication between the community and its governing entities; assesses the effectiveness of local behavioral health services and suggests ways services might be more effective; serves as a catalyst and facilitator in solving local behavioral health service problems; organizes and coordinates needed services in the community, and educates the community on behavioral health issues. The LAC was created by Council Resolution 2021-03 and was unanimously approved by the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Jan. 20, 2021. The up to 15-member LAC is composed of at least 50% members with the lived experience of behavioral illness or substance use disorder (or a family member of someone with lived experience) with the remaining membership representing various agencies which provide or advocate for behavioral health services in Silver Bow County.
If you would like to make a request of the BSB BHLAC, add an item to our agenda, or make a presentation to the council please send an email to email@example.com and your concern will be heard at our next regular meeting. If your request needs attention prior to the next regular meeting, please indicate this in your email and allow at least 72 hours for a response.
Circle of Life Conference Recap
The Butte Silver Bow Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council worked with other local providers and agencies to host the Circle of Life Conference as a part of activities planned for Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2022. Attendees enjoyed presentations and networking opportunities with providers and organizations of Behavioral Health services from Silver Bow and the surrounding counties. Follow THIS LINK to our YouTube Channel for videos of conference presentations and see below for copies of slideshows from the event:
ACEs by Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones
Older Adult MH Concerns by Dr. Shawna Yates
Youth in MH Crisis by Dr. Kelly Irons
Trauma Grief & Loss by AWARE Inc.
Third Wednesday of Every Month - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Online Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83181075543?pwd=YXlxcFM0Z0N1VHNodkZpQ2t5MDN2dz09
By Phone: Dial 1-253-215-8782
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.