Together Against Bullying

Together Against Bullying

At first glance, many people might think bullying is easy to define. Their first image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate. While that would still be considered bullying today, parents need to know that bullying...
Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope

This year, Oct. 1–7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time to shine a light on mental illness to replace stigma with hope, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.   Mental illness is a medical condition, but it is often surrounded by...
You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

Who wants to have a lively discussion about depression?  No? This isn’t surprising.  Despite the fact that 1 in every 20 individuals over the age of 12 has experienced depressive symptoms, it is not often a topic of conversation. A survey by the Centers for Disease...
It’s Not Too Late to Seek Help

It’s Not Too Late to Seek Help

The Burnett County Behavioral Health Department would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that help for suicidal thoughts/depression is available. Asking family, friends, and loved ones about suicidal thoughts/depression, although difficult, is strongly...
The Long Journey Ahead

The Long Journey Ahead

National Recovery Month is held every September to educate people that substance use treatment and mental health services can help those with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders to be able to live a healthy and rewarding life. It helps reinforce the...