Behavioral Health Education
Take advantage of Avera Behavioral Health’s educational opportunities for individuals, families and health care professionals.
Resources to Help You Cope
Attend free information sessions with discussion designed for adults who have been affected by a loved one’s mental illness. Share your story and learn from others when you join us on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
You can also visit our health library or Story Center for information on a broad range of behavioral health topics such as:
Find the support you need through resources available in communities across the Avera region. Call the Helpline Center at 211 or 605-339-4357 for meeting times and locations for the following support groups:
This free, long-term peer support program exists to help individuals and families manage the chronic disease of addiction. Face It! promotes the acceptance of alcohol and other drug problems in families and communities, helps people overcome barriers to recovery, and serves to advance addiction management services and solutions to benefit entire communities. Learn more about Face It!.
Participate in Employee Enrichment Workshops geared toward educating employees on work/life issues. Learn about topics such as balancing work and home, beating burnout, dealing with difficult people, managing stress and a variety of other topics through Avera Employee Assistance Programs.
Enjoy access to research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, and research studies through our membership in the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program.
StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. The website helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. Here, visitors can learn about the experiences of people like them and find the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues.