At Providence, we are working to change how we care for our patients with behavioral health needs.
Behavioral health is more than mental health. It includes the treatment of mental illnesses as well as emotional well-being, domestic violence, substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. At Providence, we are integrating behavioral health care into the primary care setting. By caring for the whole person, we can reduce the reluctance many patients have when seeking help for behavioral health issues.
Donors help us fund projects and services that benefit patients struggling with issues related to
Many of our Providence Foundations fund programs and services are related to behavioral health. Here are other ways to support this effort.
The BeWell Student Advisory Council is a group of students from Oregon and California who work together on school mental health initiatives, social media campaigns and other special projects. They created the #Work2BeWell website to house mental health resources and inspiration.
Goals of the council include:
- To be the example and blueprint for how schools address mental health with a youth-driven program.
- Provide educational resources, contacts and examples of their #Work2BeWell work for other student councils to adopt nationwide.
- Eliminate stigma through positive social media campaigns like #Digital4Good.
Recently, a student-led effort resulted in passage of Oregon House Bill 2191 allowing students to take mental health days as an excused absence. View the video below to learn how the students made the passage of the bill possible. Also watch a NBC Nightly News story here: https://youtu.be/z2sjQOYpj24.
#Work2BeWell was created through a partnership of Well Being Trust, Providence Oregon, iHeart Radio, Oregon Association of Student Councils, #Icanhelp and YouthLine.
How you can help
Give: Make a gift to Providence in support of behavioral health.
Get involved: Take a tour, meet our team in person or attend a gathering.
Introduce: Share information about our work with others, or plan gatherings for your friends.
Remember: Remember Providence in your will or estate plan to ensure the future of behavioral health treatment and care.