A UK study argues that the photo-sharing social media app Instagram is the worst for the mental health of youth. Read more here.
Eastern Washington 2-1-1, a telephone resource line operated by Frontier Behavioral Health, is partnering with emergency responders in Airway Heights to identify residents who need help managing a water contamination advisory. Residents in Airway Heights have been advised against drinking tap water that is suspected of contamination from chemical runoff at Fairchild Air Force Base. While... Read More
To register for the 16th annual Family Caregiver Conference on June 21 call 509.458.7450 (option 2). Sponsored by Frontier Behavioral Health and Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, the conference includes lunch, a resource fair, speakers and expert panelists. This is an opportunity for unpaid and agency-based community caregivers to give themselves the gift... Read More
"13 Reasons Why" is a Netflix series about a high school student who commits suicide after leaving behind 13 tapes for classmates blaming each one for her suicide. The popular series has generated considerable conversation in both mainstream and social media. The suicide prevention website www.save.org has created 13 Reasons Why - Talking Points to help... Read More
April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. For more information about Child & Family services at Frontier Behavioral Health, call 509.838.4651.
Need help but don't know where to turn? GET CONNECTED and GET ANSWERS by calling 2-1-1. Calls to 2-1-1 are confidential and free from your land line phone. Trained, local specialists are available to help you find a number of services including: Housing Temporary shelter Food pantries Transportation Senior services Medical care 2-1-1 is available... Read More
The temperature was frigid but the sun was out and the shovels were golden during FBH's official groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 6 for its new office and clinical space at 2128 E. Sprague. The ceremony was attended by FBH staff, Evergreen Club members, and key community partners involved in the project including Bill Bouten of... Read More
Mental Illness Awareness Week this year is Oct. 2-8. Activities vary by NAMI State Organization and NAMI Affiliate. In some case, activities may occur a week or so before or after the formal week, particularly if multiple events are planned. Please contact the Spokane NAMI Affiliate for specific information at 509.838.5515. If you are looking... Read More
Facebook has introduced a process to make it easier for people to help friends who post messages about suicide or self-harm. The new feature allows users to flag their friends' posts, which will then be reviewed by a team at the social network who will offer language to communicate with the person who is at... Read More
If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity Care Cars can help. A program of Elder Services, Care Cars is a volunteer transportation service for seniors and disabled individuals who need assistance getting to essential medical appointments. To be a Care Cars driver you must be 18 or older, have a valid Washington driver's license, a... Read More