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NAMI ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

May 20, 2015

Butler County NAMI recently held their annual awards dinner to recognize individuals who exhibited excellence in their respective areas of service to Butler County clients.  BBHS was honored to have three staff members recognized at the event.     Vicki Ortman received an award for outstanding support services to BBHS clients, as well as, her dedicated assistance to clinical staff members to provide excellent services at BBHS.  Vicki greets every client with a smile and a positive attitude.  We are honored to have Vicki at BBHS.   April Logan, LISW, received recognition for her dedication to providing outstanding clinical services to BBHS clients.  April has worked tirelessly to make sure that our clients feel valued, as well as being given the absolute best clinical services.  April recently completed intensive DBT training (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).     Kimball R. Stricklin, CEO Kimball Stricklin was honored with the Lifetime Mental Health Service award.  Kim has worked at BBHS as the CEO for almost 24 years, and has provided many years of service to mental health clients in clinical and managerial capacities prior to joining BBHS.  Kim works diligently with numerous committees and organizations in Butler County to

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Mental Health Stigma

May 22, 2024  |  MentalHealthAwarness, Stigma

Mental health stigma is a pervasive issue that affects individuals with mental health conditions. It involves marking and discrediting people due to their differences, which can instill feelings of shame or worthlessness. When someone is labeled based on their

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Navigating Office Stress: Strategies for a Healthier Work Place

February 19, 2024

Introduction: In today's fast-paced and competitive work environments, stress has become an almost inevitable part of the daily routine for many professionals. Whether it's looming deadlines, demanding clients, or internal politics, the pressures of the modern workplace can take a toll on our mental and physical well-being. However, understanding and effectively managing office stress is crucial not only for our personal

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What is High-Functioning Depression?

December 5, 2023

High-functioning depression, also known as persistent depressive disorder (PDD) or dysthymia, is a type of depression where individuals experience chronic low-level depressive symptoms. Unlike major depressive disorder, where symptoms may be severe and episodic, high-functioning depression involves persistent feelings of sadness, fatigue, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. People with high-functioning depression often maintain a relatively normal daily functioning, which can make it challenging for others to recognize the extent of their internal struggles. They may continue to fulfill their responsibilities at work or in their personal lives, appearing functional on the

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Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Shedding Light on the Winter Blues

October 25, 2023

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, many of us find ourselves feeling a bit gloomier during the winter months. It's not uncommon to experience a dip in mood when the sun sets early, and the weather turns cold and gray. However, for some individuals, these seasonal changes can bring about a more serious condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In this blog post, we will delve into the world of SAD, exploring its symptoms, causes, and available

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Butler Behavioral Health awarded a grant from bi3

March 10, 2021  |  #bi3

Butler Behavioral Health was recently awarded a grant from bi3 (Bethesda Ideas Investments Innovation.) The grant has given us the opportunity to improve access to services to the clients we serve. Our Harbor House Social Club was greatly impacted by the pandemic. The club was closed for nearly 5 months due to the virus and left many members disconnected from their providers, loved ones and friends. Thanks to the generous grant from bi3 we can now connect to members at home to help lessen the isolation and depression that has increased for some during the pandemic. We have purchased all new computers for the club’s computer lab which will allow members to connect with their providers, loved ones, help employment opportunities and for educational and recreational purposes while visiting the clubhouse. The grant has allowed the club to expand their activities online to reach members at home with the purchase of cameras, microphones and a projector.  The club can now broadcast via Zoom or Facebook to reach members at home to participate in social activities. We also purchased laptops and iPads which has given the opportunity for members to checkout from the club for use at home. Members now have opportunities to join e-Bingo or e-Trivia from home to play against their friends at the club house. Or to connect to their doctors, therapists and loved ones via tele conferencing. Bi3 grant has made a positive impact on Harbor House Social Club and its members. On behalf of the members and staff of HHSC we want to say thank you to bi3. Your generosity

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Winter Clothing Drive Distribution

December 22, 2020

2020 has been a unique year for all. Our Health Now team had been discussing some of the lack of resources due to COVID restrictions on the community. Seeing the need they wanted to try and help the community we serve to meet some of their needs despite those restrictions. Health Now with the help of Middletown Counseling Center and donations from all over the agency held a Winter Clothing Drive Distribution at our Middletown Counseling Center.  Wednesday Dec. 16th 2020 was a very cold and snowy day. The weather really showed the need of winter clothing for those in need. The team passed out jackets, coats, gloves, hats and other items to about 20 Butler Behavioral Health Clients prior to the event and another 25 people at the event. To

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