Frontier Behavioral Health CEO Jeff Thomas will participate in a community conversation about "Making Mental Health Essential Health" along with Patrick J. Kennedy on Jan. 31 at the Spokane Convention Center. The free event is presented by Providence Health Care and Eastern Washington University. Community members will have a chance to ask questions of local... Read More
Decades ago biofeedback was considered a fringe therapy but not anymore. Learn how FBH is using biofeedback in outpatient treatment. Read the story in the January issue of our Community News Magazine. Click on Issue 13 for an interactive reading experience!
Registration is open for Mental Health First Aid, a public education course taught by nationally-certified FBH instructors. Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction: Upcoming courses at FBH: March 15 April 5 To register call Tracy Duncan at 509.458.7453 or email email@example.com. A non-refundable fee of $25 per... Read More
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
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe... Read More
Tickets are still available for Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical about bipolar disorder, presented by The Modern Theater at the Bing, April 7-17. Tickets are available at themoderntheater.org. As a community sponsor Frontier Behavioral Health will provide information about mental health in the lobby of the Bing following the... Read More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has created a free mobile app called AIR (Anonymous. Inspiring. Relatable) to provide a safe space for the mental health community to connect and support each other. Read more here.
Registration is open for Mental Health First Aid, a public education course taught by nationally-certified FBH instructors. Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction. Upcoming courses: April 22 To register call Tracy Duncan at 509.458.7453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable fee of $25 per participant includes a training... Read More
From Spokane Regional Health District Interim Health Officer, Dr. Joel McCullough: “As officials learn more about the cause of recent overdose deaths, we encourage those suffering from addiction and those around them to know the signs of overdose including problems with body temperature, pulse rate, breathing or blood pressure, as well as sleepiness or... Read More
First lady Michelle Obama says it's time to change the conversation around mental health. Read her colum
Register now by calling 509.838.5515 for NAMI Spokane’s free Family-to-Family peer education course. Family-to-Family is for family members and friends of adults who live with mental illness. The free program meets for 12 sessions and is taught by trained family members of people living with mental illness. No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed... Read More
Spokane Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher pre-application waitlist is open until Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at 3 p.m. The Housing Authority website can be accessed at www.spokanehousing.org. Pre-applications will be placed on the waiting list by time and date of receipt of the pre-application and preference. Applicants without a preference will be placed at the bottom of... Read More
President Obama's proposals on gun violence include mental health provisions. Three of the proposals specifically apply to mental health care. Read about them here.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers this list of the seven best movies about mental health.
All proceeds are used to purchase Christmas gifts for Evergreen Club members. Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hulskamp Building, 3rd floor Friday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mary Higgins Building lobby
The Salvation Army partners with KREM 2's Tom's Turkey Drive in the area's largest Thanksgiving meal distribution. Turkey dinners with all of the traditional fixings will be provided on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spokane Arena in downtown Spokane. Dinners will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis... Read More