2022 Peace of Mind Conference

2022 POM Presentation SlidesAn Overview of Peer SupportA Shift in Thinking
What is Person-Centered?National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors

PBHA’s third annual Peace of Mind Conference focused on Peer Support and heard from local individuals with lived experiences. Program sessions included:
— “An Overview of Peer Programs for Employers”
      (Via Hope)
— “Faces and Roles of Recovery” Panel Discussion
      (Amarillo Mental Health Consumers, Central Plains Center, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and Via Hope)
— “Using Personal Lived Experience in a Professional Role”
      (Central Plains Center, Texas Panhandle Centers, and Via Hope)
Resource fair

(October 18, 2022)

How to Access Mental Health Resources During A Crisis

Mental Health Resources for Amarillo Area.

Virtual event on how to access mental health resources in the Texas Panhandle during emergencies with speakers from:
— The Pavilion
— Family Support Services
— Texas Panhandle Centers Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
— Amarillo Police Department Crisis Intervention Team

(May 18, 2021)

2020 Peace of Mind Conference

List of local resources from Day 2’s Ask an Expert Panel.

PBHA hosted it’s second annual Peace of Mind Conference in a 2-day virtual event with program sessions including:
Keynote presentation about “Caring for Employees’ Mental Health” by owner Joe Street and chaplain Danny Mize followed by a Q&A
Panel discussion on “Community Perspectives on COVID-19 & Mental Health”
“Ask an Expert Provider” panel and Q&A
— Creative Peer Expression videos by local artists’
A virtual resource fair

(October 20 & 21, 2020)

Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis Online Viewing

List of mental health resources by Bedlam.

Psychiatrist and documentarian Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., chronicles personal, poignant stories of those suffering from mental illness, including his own family, to bring to light this epidemic and possible solutions.

(April 14, 2020)

Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety Documentary Viewings

The film aims to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help.

Four separate viewings held at Caprock High School, Palo Duro High School, West Texas A&M University, and Amarillo College.

(October 2019)

2019 Peace of Mind Conference

Keynote speaker presentation and panel discussion.

Watch Terry Bentley Hill’s compelling, personal story of dealing with her husband’s and 14-year-old daughter’s deaths by suicide and her own related issues with depression. Ms. Hill was keynote speaker for our Peace of Mind Conference. Her talk is followed by a Q&A with local behavioral health experts.

(May 21, 2019)

2-1-1 Tour: Behavioral Health Agencies & Services

— National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
— The Agape Center (Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers)
— Texas Panhandle Centers Peer Services
— Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance

Site Visits:
— Amarillo Veterans Affairs Medical Center
— The Pavilion at Northwest Texas Healthcare System
— The Hope & Healing Place
— Amarillo Domestic Violence Shelter
— Texas Panhandle Centers Homeless Services

(May 15, 2019)