Idaho Behavioral Health Alliance

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Idaho needs a system that integrates behavioral health into primary care, creates access to treatment, and increases services, especially to those in underserved communities.

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10/09/2020

Money for food is coming to families with kids who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. Watch your mail for an EBT card or for SNAP recipients, look for the funds to be added to the EBT card you already have. http://idahopebt.org/

Idaho P-EBT

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Idaho 01/05/2020

Thank you Governor Brad Little for acknowledging the importance of mental health advocacy and awareness in Idaho.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Idaho Governor Brad Little has declared May 2020 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Idaho.

24/04/2020

Through a lens of kindness, check in with yourself today.

If you need help being kind to yourself, the Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline is here to listen, 24/7.
Text or call 1-208-398-4357

We are grateful for partnerships with amazing programs like the Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline. We are .

Idaho's 'IMD waiver' approved, should mean state savings, more mental health coverage 17/04/2020

This is a very positive update to Idaho's behavioral health care system and IBHA applauds the effort made on behalf of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to attain approval for this waiver.

https://www.idahopress.com/eyeonboise/idahos-imd-waiver-approved-should-mean-state-savings-more-mental-health-coverage/article_b22f5634-c2bf-5c15-a63f-6009713a30b7.html?fbclid=IwAR1Rgp472gGDOgdJQIyCo0yK9XIygp6OlBBptIGfnHgB6dUfkTVKlaWMyks

Idaho's 'IMD waiver' approved, should mean state savings, more mental health coverage Idaho has been approved for its “IMD waiver,” the much-sought waiver from federal rules to allow its Medicaid program to pay for behavioral health services at psychiatric hospitals, also known

02/04/2020

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) is offering an Idaho COVID-19 Behavioral Health Distress Line for those feeling any type of distress related to COVID-19. It is free, anonymous, and confidential. You can call them at 888-330-3010.

Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches Come Together to Improve Support For Idaho Behavioral Health Council 19/02/2020

Good news!
"Idaho Governor Brad Little, all five Idaho Supreme Court Justices, and legislators gathered today to sign documents establishing and supporting the Idaho Behavioral Health Council, a new three-branch approach to improve care for Idahoans with mental health and substance use disorders."

Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches Come Together to Improve Support For Idaho Behavioral Health Council BOISE - Idaho Governor Brad Little, all five Idaho Supreme Court Justices, and legislators gathered today to sign documents establishing and supporting the Idaho Behavioral Health Council, a new three-branch

11/02/2020

A great way to celebrate our unique behavioral health journeys.

Calling all artists! This May, Empower Idaho will be featuring Idaho artists’ work inspired by their experience with mental health in honor of Mental Health Month. This work will be celebrated in a display and on social media.

The guidelines are few. If you, a loved one, or a friend live with a mental health condition, or if you have been inspired by an idol or historical figure’s mental health journey, we encourage you to submit your work! All mediums welcome. We hope to celebrate mental health and the unique journeys experienced, person to person.

To learn more, message us, or email [email protected].

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Su***des, Study Shows 13/01/2020

"A new study suggests that raising the minimum wage might lower the su***de rate — especially when unemployment is high — and that doing so might have saved tens of thousands of people from dying by su***de in the last quarter century."

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Su***des, Study Shows The increases appear to have the largest effect when unemployment is high, according to new research..

Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment 03/01/2020

Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Bandy X. Lee, Yale University (THE CONVERSATION) Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide – secrecy and sti...

Idaho youth survey finds 22% of teens consider su***de 23/12/2019

"The Idaho State Department of Education released the 2019 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey last week. The survey included more than 1,200 high school students in 45 schools across the state.

Nearly 40% of students reported they feel sad or hopeless. About 22% of students reported that they had seriously considered su***de - that's the same rate as reported in 2017 and the highest in the past decade."

Idaho youth survey finds 22% of teens consider su***de BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A biennial state survey of Idaho youth shows fewer teens say they are being bullied, smoking ci******es or having s*x, but the number of kids who have seriously considered su***de remains at a 10-year high. The State Department of Education released the 2019 Idaho Youth Risk Beha...

Motels say they're seeing more locals seeking refuge 20/12/2019

"Amid sky-rocketing rents and stagnant wages, shelter directors in Boise say they're seeing more families struggling with homelessness for the first time."

However, there is hope for the future. Boise Council members unanimously approved $2 million this last Tuesday in an effort help end family homelessness in Ada County.

Thank you to Boise City Council for listening to your constituents.

Motels say they're seeing more locals seeking refuge It's not just truck drivers and tourists seeking shelter in Ada County motels. There's a profile many motel staffmembers tell me they're continuously seeing: the faces of locals in desperate transition. But hope could be on the horizon.

Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline looking for volunteers 18/12/2019

The Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline​ is looking for volunteers! The Hotline has expanded efforts to help more Idahoans in crisis, which means that there is a greater need to fill Volunteer Crisis Phone Responder shifts.

To learn how to get involved, contact Alex McNish at 208-258-6992 / [email protected]; or visit www.idahosu***deprevention.org to apply.

Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline looking for volunteers The Idaho Su***de Prevention Hotline (ISPH) has expanded support for Idahoans in crisis and needs help staffing Volunteer Crisis Phone Responder shifts.

Mental Health Treatment Is Still Harder To Get Compared To Other Services, Report Finds 16/12/2019

"...for consumers, it’s often more expensive to treat mind than body, and the disparity seems to have gotten worse in recent years." - Boise State Public Radio

As the article highlights, increasing numbers of providers is half of the battle. Behavioral health professionals need to be reimbursed at comparable rates to primary health.

Unaffordable behavioral health treatment is a massive barrier for Idahoans who wish to access the services they need.

Mental Health Treatment Is Still Harder To Get Compared To Other Services, Report Finds A report out this week found that people seeking mental health treatment go out-of-network more than they do for primary care. Essentially, that means that

Photos from Empower Idaho's post 09/12/2019

NAMI Treasure Valley offers several support group programs, including the Boise Family Support Group on Wednesdays, and the Nampa Family Support Group on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Contact NAMI Treasure Valley at [email protected] or (208) 801-1609 to learn more!

06/12/2019

Ah, the holiday season ☃️ 'Tis the season of gathering and joy for some, but 'tis also the season of emotional and financial stress for others. We are here to tell you that you deserve to enjoy the season in the way that best suits your needs. It is OK if you do not feel the chipper holiday spirit of your neighbor who has been blasting holiday tunes since Halloween 😳 You have permission to say "no" when you are overwhelmed and to step away from family or social gatherings when you need your personal space. We are here for you, we see you, and we like you just the way you are!

-The Empower Idaho Team

Glenns Ferry to host Governor Little’s ‘Capital for a Day’ event - Office of the Governor 22/11/2019

This will be a great opportunity to learn, ask questions, and connect with Idahoans about Medicaid Expansion.

November 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Historic Opera Theater
(148 E. Idaho Ave., Glenns Ferry, Idaho)

Glenns Ferry to host Governor Little’s ‘Capital for a Day’ event - Office of the Governor Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Glenns Ferry on November 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historic Opera Theater, located at 148 E. Idaho Ave. Officials joining Governor Little include: Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra Id...

18/11/2019

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare invites all interested providers and stakeholders to participate in another series of Medicaid Expansion Providers Listening Sessions focused on Medicaid expansion. The session is this Wednesday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM (MST).

Attend in person: 3232 Elder Street, Boise, Idaho
Call in: register here: https://bit.ly/2qgl8JI

idhw.webex.com

Retiring St. Luke’s CEO: Fee for service has got to go 14/11/2019

As the president and CEO of Idaho’s largest private employer for the past decade — and also as both a doctor and a lawyer — David Pate has strong ideas about what’s wrong with our nation’s health care system.

Retiring St. Luke’s CEO: Fee for service has got to go BOISE — As the president and CEO of Idaho’s largest private employer for the past decade — and also as both a doctor and a lawyer — David Pate has

12/11/2019

A great learning opportunity for Eastern Idaho folks! This is a chance to ask questions and to prepare yourself for next year if you will be covered by Medicaid Expansion. the Center for Hope Idaho Falls for more information.

November 14th at 7 pm at the The Center For Hope Idaho Falls.

04/11/2019

Veteran mental health service are essential to helping our vets recover from mental health issues related to their service or combat experiences. Let the Boise VA Medical Center help connect you with resources for you or a love one: www.mentalhealth.va.gov
Their website can be used to locate services near you and to learn more about how to get started in treatment.

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