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March 29, 2017

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 2017 Activities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Division of Behavioral Health will be hosting a celebration in May 2017.

Artwork will be on display during the event and in the lobby of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Central Office building for the duration of May following the event. The works of art will also be posted to this website.

Please find posters about the art display in the Art Display section below, and submit your artwork by April 30, 2017.

Additional details about the event will be coming soon.

Planning your own event for Mental Health Awareness Month?

You can also use the form below the calendar to submit your own events for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Behavioral Health Events Calendar

NOTE: Please use the form below the calendar to submit any Behavioral Health events in your area for consideration for addition to our calendar.

Submit an Event for the Calendar

Use the form below to submit an event for consideration for addition to the calendar. All events will be evaluated before addition to the calendar. To be added, events must be related to behavioral health and take place in the state of Idaho. Events that are not deemed to be appropriate for the calendar will not be added.


Past Events


2016 National Recovery Month Events

Darrell Keim was selected as this years Idaho Champion of Recovery.  Darrell is the Director of the Latah Recovery Center and has been a valuable asset to the community.  Darrell was nominated by the Region 2 Behavioral Health Board, who said Darrell has been, "...the force behind the development, formation and realization of the Latah Recovery Center."

Darrell has been a key player since the concept of the Latah recovery center was developed and has been the "face of the recovery community in our rural college community."  To gain support, Darrell organized a panel including individuals in recovery, a district judge, and organizational leaders from the community.  After the Latah Recovery Center opened in September 2015, Darrell became the Director.  He has built relationships throughout the community and is active in recruiting and training volunteers.  

Darrell has also been successful in using Quality of Life, Assessment of Recovery, and Wellness Self-Assessment tools as ways to manage the success of the center.  

According to the Region 2 Behavioral Health Board, "Darrell works tirelessly on the Recovery process.  As a result of his efforts the Latah Recovery Center is a well respected member of the community in Moscow."


September is Recovery Awareness month and great activities will be happening across the country.  This year’s theme is “Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!” Please join us on September 8 at 10:30 at the Idaho State Capitol as Lt. Governor Brad Little presents a proclamation declaring September as recovery awareness month. There will be a recovery-oriented art display and people speaking about recovery. We will be presenting an award to Idaho’s very first Champion of Recovery and recognize seven Advocates for Recovery from across the state. 

This event will be held in the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol.  Presentations begin at 10:30 am (MT).  For more information please contact Crystal Campbell at

For streaming of the event, please click here and select the Lincoln Auditorium.