Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2022

Circle of Life Logo

Circle of Life Conference took place on May 4th

The Butte Silver Bow Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council worked with other local providers and agencies to host this year's Circle of Life Conference as a part of activities planned for Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Attendees enjoyed presentations and networking opportunities with providers and organizations of Behavioral Health services from Silver Bow and the surrounding counties. Follow THIS LINK to our YouTube Channel for videos of conference presentations and see below for copies of slideshows from the event:

ACEs by Dr. George Mulcaire-Jones

Older Adult MH Concerns by Dr. Shawna Yates

Youth in MH Crisis by Dr. Kelly Irons

Trauma Grief & Loss by AWARE Inc.

Perinatal MH by Butte 4-C's


What is the BHLAC?

The Butte-Silver Bow Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council (LAC) is a coalition of community members and agency representatives who assess, plan and strengthen behavioral health services in the community. The LAC works to identify gaps in behavioral health services; recommends potential additions to services within the community; analyzes and discusses problems with service providers, advocacy groups, public officials and the general public; facilitates accurate and timely communication between the community and its governing entities; assesses the effectiveness of local behavioral health services and suggests ways services might be more effective; serves as a catalyst and facilitator in solving local behavioral health service problems; organizes and coordinates needed services in the community, and educates the community on behavioral health issues. The LAC was created by Council Resolution 2021-03 and was unanimously approved by the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners on Jan. 20, 2021. The up to 15-member LAC is composed of at least 50% members with the lived experience of behavioral illness or substance use disorder (or a family member of someone with lived experience) with the remaining membership representing various agencies which provide or advocate for behavioral health services in Silver Bow County.

    If you would like to make a request of the BSB BHLAC, add an item to our agenda, or make a presentation to the council please send an email to bhlac@bsb.mt.gov and your concern will be heard at our next regular meeting. If your request needs attention prior to the next regular meeting, please indicate this in your email and allow at least 72 hours for a response

Meetings

Third Wednesday of Every Month -  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Online Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83181075543?pwd=YXlxcFM0Z0N1VHNodkZpQ2t5MDN2dz09

By Phone: Dial  1-253-215-8782

 Enter Meeting ID: 831 8107 5543#

 Enter Passcode: 374045#


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Members

Emily Lott

2/12/21

2

2/12/23

Leighann Knight

2/12/21

4

2/12/25

Kathy Dunks

2/12/21

4

2/12/25

Jamie VanderLinden

2/12/21

3

2/12/24

Jeremy Hoscheid

2/12/22

3

2/12/25

Cindy Rahn

2/12/21

2

2/12/23

Nikki Russell

2/12/21

4

2/12/25

Vicky Stallman

2/12/21

2

2/12/23

Demetrius Fassas

2/12/21

2

2/12/23

Bill Deavel

2/12/21

4

2/12/25

Chad Lacey

1/1/22

2

1/1/24

Kristie Matule

1/1/22

3

1/1/25

Michelle Lewis9/1/2229/1/24