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Mental Health Awareness Week


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Join us for this event and hear professionals speak on mental health issues in our community. Get informed about local mental health resources.

National Mental Health Awareness Week is October 1-7, 2023. Idaho State University’s Continuing  Education and Workforce Training will host Mental Health Awareness Week events on October 2-5, 2023 with Best, LLC hosting events on October 6 & 7. 

ISU Continuing Education and Workforce Training classes are free to attend. This year’s courses feature a selection of professional guest speakers from our area. Topics include Food, Insecurity and Mental Health, It’s OK Not to be Ok, and PTSD in Veterans. 

Best, LLC will host a full-day Mental Health Symposium for professionals on Friday, October 6, 2023. & 7 CEUs will be available (including 1 ethics CEU). Scholarships are available. Please contact Amy Welsh for more information regarding scholarship eligibility. She can be reached at: 

A complete list of sessions is listed below. All ISU sessions will be held at the ISU RFC Building #48 777 Memorial Drive Room 108 or Room B1-66. 

The Symposium will be held at Chubbuck City Hall and the Fun Run will be at the Portneuf Wellness Complex.

Mental Health Awareness Courses (Free to Attend)

Dates: October 2-5,  2023

Location: M-Th 6pm sessions held in ISU COT/RFC 108A&B (777 Memorial Drive).

Fee: Free to the Public 

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Karl Pettit "Food Insecurity and Mental Health

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm - Ashlynn Oborn "It’s Ok Not to be Ok"

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm - Matthew Andersen “Let’s Talk About It”

Thursday, Oct 5, 9:00 am-5:00 pm - April Perez "Mental Health First Aid" (RFC Room B1-66)

Thursday, Oct 5, 2023, 6:00-8:00 pm - Scott Stephens "PTSD in Veterans”

Mental Health Symposium

Date: October 6, 2023 • 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Location: Chubbuck City Hall

Fee: $55 pre-registration/ $60 Door

7 CEUs (including 1 hour of ethics) (Best LLC) 

Symposium Agenda

-Dallen Bills, LCPC, Investing in Connection with Youth
-Staci Sutherland, LMSW, Youth Crisis Centers
-Joan Martinez, LCSW, Ethics of Working within an Interdisciplinary Team
-Marty Cook, LCPC, Functional Impacts of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
-Rachel Adams, DNP, PMHNP-C Symptom Management and Mental Health
-Dr Regan, MD, Medical Management of Opioid Use Disorder
-Recovery Coach Panel

Hustle for Mental Health

Saturday, October 7, 202310:00-12:00

Location: Portneuf Wellness Complex

Fee: $25/person or $75/family (includes 3 shirts)