RVHB hosts “Be Kind to Your Mind" to encourage schools and organizations not only to be creative but also to reduce mental health stigma. Christie Netherton, Community Engagement & Marketing Specialist at RVBH, believes “It’s great to start the conversation early with kids about mental health. It really helps to normalize the idea of taking care of yourself.”
Brooke Arnold, Regional Prevention Center Director for RVBH, celebrates their partners. “We have been blown away by the response from the community. We couldn’t do this without our community partnerships. Our partners and local schools are so excited and invested in this annual event. We love being able to provide this for our communities.”
“ ‘Be Kind to Your Mind’ is an event that aligns with the Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning mission to promote behavioral health and wellness among individuals facing behavioral health challenges. BH WELL is pleased to partner with RiverValley Behavioral Health to end the stigma associated with seeking and receiving mental and behavioral health care.” notes Zim Okoli, BH WELL Executive Director.
Those wishing to enter the 2023 “Be Kind To Your Mind” competition must complete a submission form (download at www.rvbh.com) and submit it along with their artwork to RVBH by April 21 (postmarked or received by RVBH). Finalists will be announced May 19, 2023, during Mental Health Awareness Month. The awards ceremony to honor finalists and announce the award winners will be held June 7, 2023. All art submissions become property of RiverValley Behavioral Health.