Our Workgroup is focused on improving access to mental health and addiction services across Curry County. We understand that in our rural community there are not enough providers to meet the needs of all citizens.
WHO WE ARE
Our Workgroup includes a Veteran's advocate, a founding member of the Curry Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council, a School Administrator, a Certified Recovery Mentor, a leader from the local Arc Chapter, and two mental health professionals. We are invested in normalizing the use of mental health services, and seeing our community make strides towards mental wellness.
We look for ways to destigmatize mental illness, increase suicide awareness, and educate our community about available resources. Trainings have been provided to community partners, such as Rotary, law enforcement, medical providers, and the schools, about the mental health and addiction services offered throughout the county, and how to best access those services.
We have also shared information with stakeholders and the community at large, about other training opportunities available in Coos and Curry counties.
Curry Community Health has had three staff members trained as QPR trainers.
The Brookings/Harbor School District has now participated in five trainings and more than 50 school staff have been trained in suicide response.
Mr. Rogers says so well what we believe and are passionate about; “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
We welcome new members
Please join us!