In this episode, we're keeping it real with Chris Chavez as he shares his story of recovery from alcohol and benzodiazepine dependency. Listen to this inspiring story as Dr. Jonathan Avalos, DBH Associate Medical Director, joins the podcast as guest host.
Resilient and Real is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts.
Plus, another all-new episode is coming Wednesday, April 5.
As San Bernardino County continues to respond to the recent storms, Behavioral Health staff continue to assist mountain residents. Connie Rowe, DBH Peer and Family Advocate III, shares more info about her time helping at a local shelter in this video.
Staff are encouraged to follow DBH on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates. The County has also created a website dedicated to storm information.
The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is seeking proposals from interested and qualified organizations and agencies to provide a proposed plan for an initiative to serve African American/Black children and youth in San Bernardino County.
Funded through the Mental Health Services Act, the Resilience Promotion in African American Children program will provide services in culturally appropriate settings, incorporating African American/Black philosophies and traditions as a platform to offer mental health education programs with the intention of promoting resiliency in African American/Black children.
A bidders conference will be held on Thursday, March 23, and the deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, April 24.
Register at https://epro.sbcounty.gov/bso/.
Interested and qualified organizations and agencies are encouraged to provide a proposed plan for the provision of Clubhouse and Community Connections activities.
Clubhouses are peer-run support centers for individuals managing their behavioral health. Services include support groups, social activities, community connection opportunities and other wellness services. Individuals may or may not be accessing clinical services.
Bidders conference will be held on March 21 and the deadline for proposal submission is April 18. Those who are interested can register at epro.sbcounty.gov/bso.
The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health held it's first Nursing Skills Fair on Feb. 23 at DBH Admin in San Bernardino. Nursing staff were invited to a day of learning about various medical topics including injections, quality management, documentation and training on Vivitrol, a prescription injectable medicine for opioid dependence and alcohol dependence. Nursing staff also had the opportunity to meet with presenters and their fellow peers across the department for an inspiring event.
"Thank you to all of the nursing team for supporting each other, being a part of our first ever Nursing Skills Fair, and for improving the mental health of the clients we serve in San Bernardino County," said DBH Nurse Manager Tricina Edwards.
DBH Director Dr. Georgina Yoshioka and DBH Chief Psychiatric Officer Dr. Teresa Frausto also stopped by the Nursing Skills Fair to speak to staff.
In celebration of African American History Month, a special Know the Signs event presented by The Love Program and DBH's African American Awareness Subcommittee was held on Feb. 17 in San Bernardino. The event featured a presentation by Marriage and Family Therapist Myesha Dunn; a panel discussion on bipolar disorder within African American communities that included DBH's Nurse Manager Tricina Edwards; a spoken word message and remarks by Assembly member James Ramos. DBH's Office of Equity and Inclusion played a large role in the event and provided resources, along with other mental health providers.
The purpose of the event was to further the understanding of the African American culture through education and collaboration, and to promote mental health awareness. The event was also an opportunity to remember and recognize the many achievements and contributions of African Americans to our nation.
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