The Havre/Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council is a local advocacy group working towards meeting the behavioral health needs of Hill County. We encourage anyone in the community to join us in our efforts.  We partner with other local agencies to work as a team and offer referral services for those looking for behavioral health services.

Rising Strong in the month of September

September is National Suicide Awareness Month and an easy way to celebrate it this year is by joining a virtual book club! The Hill County Suicide Awareness Coalition and the Havre-Hill County Library are partnering up to offer a virtual discussion on the book Rising Strong by Brené Brown. As described by Brené herself, “The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life”.

Participants are asked to purchase their own copy of the book or audio book and start reading/listening. They should register by Friday, Sept 4th, 2020 and mark their calendar for the virtual discussions on September 12th and September 26th from 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm. It is vital to register so that participants can get the login information for the zoom meetings. There will also be an opportunity to win a prize! For every virtual discussion you attend, your name will be entered into a drawing for different prizes. People can register with Jasmine by calling 406-400-2333 or emailing her at jasmine.carbajal@montana.edu .

Brené Brown is a research professor at The University of Houston. She is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Her research is focused on studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness, Dare to Lead and Rising Strong.

Who We Are

The Hill County Behavioral Health Local Advisory Council members represent consumers, family members, behavioral health providers, primary care providers, educational organizations, and other community service providers.

By statute, 51% of the membership must those who are receiving behavioral health services or their family members.

What We Do

We examine services available in Hill County and work toward solutions to fill gaps in those services. We also provide education and awareness activities centered around mental health and substance use.

Local Advisory Councils are part of the state behavioral health system. We work with the Central Service Area Authority, Behavioral Health Advisory Council, and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Addictive and Mental Disorders Division.

Our meetings are open to the public and are held the second Monday of each month at noon. Meetings are generally held at the Havre-Hill County Library and can be accessed online.