• StigmaFree Campaign

    In February 2017, the StigmaFree pledge campaign was launched as Blaine County’s three Commissioners signed the pledge. Signing the pledge affirms active engagement in mental health awareness and maintaining stigma-free businesses, government offices, non-profits, and faith communities.

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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

August 6, 2019

NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness , is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, more »

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June 4, 2019

URGENT: PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENT TO FCC ON NATIONAL SUICIDE & CRISIS 3-DIGIT NUMBER. It takes 5 minutes and they need to hear from us in Idaho! Follow the below directions, upload provided comments onto a doc and you’re done! Go to here: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings… Input these two docket #s: 18-336 and 92-105 Fill out your contact info, more »

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 29, 2019

By Christina Cernansky, May 15, 2019 Imagine that during a break at work, a colleague mentions she has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Most likely, offers of support, suggestions for natural remedies and maybe even some joking about diet and exercise would follow in response. Others with high blood pressure might commiserate in more »

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Local teen runs peer support group for mental health

April 4, 2019

Amber Leyba-Castle, right, works with Christina Cernansky, the executive director of the nonprofit National Alliance on Mental Illness-Wood River Valley, to support people with mental illness. Express photo by Willy Cook “Find what supports you.” Amber Leyba-Castle, Creator of Bluebirds Teen Support Group & Club   The idea started over shrimp and grits. Amber Leyba-Castle and more »

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Keeping the Happy Center Intact

January 16, 2019

Keeping the Happy Center Intact Christina Cernansky advocates going through a checklist when stressed: “Did I eat well today? Am I getting exercise? “ Saturday, January 12, 2019 STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK Christina Cernansky stood in front of a room full of women at the Knob Hill Inn and pointed to her forehead. more »

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