Art in Healing at Avera Behavioral Health
Avera Behavioral Health Center provides excellent care through passionate staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and the latest treatment methods. Our dedication to guiding the future of behavioral health care has led to innovative treatment methods including the use of art for healing purposes.
Learn About Our Art Therapies
Meet the Artists!
Avera Behavioral Health Patients Blessed by Visits from Musicians
Musicians and bands visit Avera Behavioral Health Center to play faith-based music for patients. Music - and the arts in general - is used as a healing tool during care.
Behavioral Health staff coordinate with a variety of bands through various organizations including LifeLight. Experiencing live music and and positive messaging from the musicians benefits our patients during their care.
Other Visiting Guests
Kaps 4 Kids
The United States Submarine Veterans "Kaps 4 Kids" program visited the kids in the child program. Retired Servicemen that served on submarines shared words of encouragement.
The kids also had opportunity to ask questions regarding serving on a submarine. Each child received a cap and an Honorary Submariner Certificate. A special thank you to the Veterans!
Former Navy Seal Medic, Dave Rutherford
Dave Rutherford stopped by the Avera Behavioral Health Center to visit with the kids from the Child and Adolescent Program. He gave a powerful message of a having a positive attitude and self confidence.
O'Gorman and Brandon Valley Dance and Cheer Members Visit
Learn more about the Cheer member visit.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the LifeLight Festival and to those artists who visited us to help convey the healing message of music to people receiving care at Avera.
Avera Behavioral Health Center Proudly Welcomes LifeLight Artists
Avera is a proud official sponsor of the LifeLight Music Festival. In addition, many Avera Behavioral Health employees volunteer their personal time at the LifeLight event each year. The foundation of this relationship is built on our belief that the arts are an important part of healing. Click on "Meet the Artists!" to learn more.
Visit www.lifelight.org to learn more about LifeLight.
The Avera Behavioral Health Center Performance Stage!
Staff and patients are able to take part in and view performances in a number of locations. Our gymnasium is used for some performances while our hand-crafted stage is used for other art and performance activities.
The stage is used for music sessions, puppet shows, plays and a variety of other methods of incorporating the arts in our programs.