August 31, 2019, is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death.
Williamson County will participating in its own event on Saturday, August 29, 2020, live streaming on Facebook @LifestepsCouncil. GBHIwill be partnering with LifeSteps Coalitionas they host this event. Click on the button provided to learn more.
The Jason Foundation
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
Mental Health For All - NAMI Central Texas
Save the date for NAMI Walk
for Our Community's Mental Health
GBHI is joining our community's largest mental health awareness and fundraising event, NAMIWalks Central Texas. This year's virtual event on October 10 will supports NAMI's free programming in our community, including online support groups and classes. Join our team, the Mighty Ducks or donate today!
August Awareness Calendar
Aug 9 -15 is National Health Center Week
Aug 26 is National Women's Equality Day
Aug 29 is WilCo Fights Overdose Day
Aug 31 is International Overdose Day
Training and Conferences
Suicide Prevention Online Conference (free)
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has partnered with the Mental Health Academy (MHA) and the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) to sponsor the world’s largest Suicide Prevention free online conference, the “2020 Suicide Prevention Summit,” on August 29-30, at 9:00 AM EDT each day. The purpose of the Summit is to equip practicing mental health professionals in the United States with the most up-to-date, advanced knowledge and treatment options for suicide prevention.
If you or someone you know is overwhelmed and seeking behavioral health treatment, GBHI offers free assessments to decide what is the appropriate next step. Call 512-819-1154 and schedule an appointment.
Meet Ray Langlois, our new Director of Business Development, at GBHI. Ray joins us from his private consulting service and brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to this position. Ray has plenty of ties in Central Texas as he worked as an administrator for Leander ISD for 16 years and more recently for Williamson County and Cities Health District. He loves the beach, outdoors and being with family and friends. You can connect with Ray
At Georgetown Behavioral Health, our blogs feature content on a variety of mental health topics. We hope that GBHI can always be a source of knowledge, support, hope and healing for you or your loved ones.