Archive for October 2017

Collaboration First Step

Last Tuesday, twenty people from around the state met in Brookings to discuss creating temporary transitional housing for individuals coming out of long-term mental health care back into our community.  The lack of this type of housing and support has been a recognized gap in Brookings for some time. The meeting on Tuesday served as a first…

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Books Donated by BEP

As part of their efforts to raise awareness about mental health needs and to reduce stigma of mental illness, Brookings Empowerment Project has donated the following books to the Brookings Public Library:   Biology of Desire – Why Addiction is not a Disease by Mark Lewis Will Power is not Enough – Arnold Washton Ph.D.…

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BEP Book Review

Common Sense Parenting: Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children by Ray Burke, Ron Herron, and Bridget A. Barnes Fourth Edition. Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2015. Full disclosure: As a retired school counselor, I am not an unbiased reviewer of this book. I have taught adult classes on…

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Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Forum

Thank you to those pictured above who helped with the October 2nd Mental Health Forum on “Dual Diagnosis–Mental Illness and Addiction.” The Brookings Empowerment Project sponsored the forum with additional support provided by Brookings Area United Way and Thrivent Financial. Brookings Empowerment Project’s mission is to empower those with persistent mental illness through education as…

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