Archive for November 2017

Suicide & Crisis Resources

As the Brookings Mental Health Task Force continues to ask about different services available in the community we became aware of this new service to the community. The following is an excerpt from an email to the Task Force from Nikki Eining of Avera Behavioral in Brookings: I wanted to follow up about this specific…

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A Message from “Recovery Hope”

Members and Friends of BEP, We are excited to introduce to you another resource in our community to help with the battle of Stigma of Mental Illness. RecoveryHope.org was started by Caleb and Molly Anderson. After Caleb was admitted to treatment for opiate addiction, Molly made it her mission to learn more about how to…

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Being Hospitalized for Psychiatric Disorders

On this episode of “On Call with the Prairie Doc,” Guest host, Dr. Deb Johnston, is joined by Matthew Stanley, DO, of Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates Sioux Falls. They will discuss common outpatient and inpatient psychiatric conditions and their causes; how much psychiatric illness is thought to be the result of genetics or…

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VFW Auxiliary Supports BEP

The VFW Auxiliary Third Sunday breakfast for September 2017 selected the Brookings Empowerment Project (BEP) for its nonprofit recipient.  This year the September breakfast was well attended, and the VFW Auxiliary recently presented the Brookings Empowerment Project with a check for $875 to continue its mission of “empowering those with persistent mental illness through supportive…

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