Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2022

Circle of Life Conference on May 4th

Save the Date COL Conference

The Butte Silver Bow Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council is working 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. All are welcome to attend. Attendees will enjoy presentations and networking opportunities with providers and organizations of Behavioral Health services from Silver Bow and the surrounding counties. Coffee, water, muffins and lunch will be provided.

Due to limited space, we will only be able to accept the first 140 registrants, so register soon to reserve your place!

We have applied to be able to offer CEUs for this event, but are not able to guarantee them at this time. More information will be made available to conference registrants.

Online Conference Registration


If you need a paper form for registration, find the document titled "COL Conference Registration 22" in the sidebar or at the bottom of this page.  The form may be downloaded and filled out on a computer or LEGIBLY written in ink and emailed to Annie Boucher at aboucher@cccscorp.com


Circle of Life Wellness Fair

COL wellness fair flyer FINAL (1)

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

Karen Maloughney

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

Miles Finlen

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