A Mental Health Consumer is a person who receives or has received mental health services. The term was coined by people who use mental health services to empower others with mental health concerns, suggesting there is a reciprocal contract between those who provide a service(mental health providers) and those who use a service(consumers). Consumers of behavioral health services can and do recover, live meaningful lives, and help each other with the recovery process. Empower Idaho recognizes that lived experience of mental health issues provides a crucial source of insight that is of value and must be respected.
We will be offering many educational opportunities for mental health consumers in the coming year. Examples may include workshops on recovery and resiliency, boundaries and self-care, SAMHSA’s version of WRAP, mental health parity, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
Stay tuned for 2018 upcoming activities!
Making Self-Care a Priority, presented by Sarah Harris, LCSW
1 hr Webinar hosted by Jannus Inc.
Register and view archived recording here.
Do you have a specific presenter or workshop in mind? We’d be happy to do the leg work to bring behavioral health education and awareness to your community! Depending on the activity and required resources, we can help coordinate behavioral health trainings, workshops, and webinars for your audience. We welcome ideas and partnerships to bring opportunities to your area! Feel free to email us about activities you may be offering or are interested in!