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Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance Hosts "Peace of Mind Conference" on Tuesday, Oct. 18th in Amarillo

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Jenny Inzerillo with Lytton St. Stephen, PBHA

Amarillo, there's a great opportunity to learn from mental health experts in the field of peer services at the forthcoming "Peace of Mind Conference," next week at the Xcel Building (790 S, Buchanan, downtown Amarillo). We talked to Program Officer Lytton St. Stephen from the Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance (PBHA) on High Plains Morning for more information about the event and mental health advocacy in our region.

Keeping the conversation about mental health in the forefront of people’s minds has been a goal of nonprofit advocates for decades. So the forthcoming “Peace of Mind Conference,” hosted by the PBHA, is geared toward those working in public health, crisis intervention, education, social services, child care, addiction treatment, among other adjacent professions – anyone seeking advice from experts in the field of peer services. The conference will be held in person on October 18th from 10am to 2:30pm at the Xcel Building (790 S Buchanan St., Amarillo) in their conference room. To hear our full interview with PBHA Program Officer, Lytton St. Stephen, click the link at the top of this page. They shared more about peer services, what the PBHA does, and who might benefit from this exciting conference.

MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVENT (from their press release): The conference will be split into 3 sessions, with 1 peer or clinical CEU available per full session attended.

Sessions:

1. An Overview of Peer Programs for Employers

2. Faces and Roles of Recovery Panel

3. Using Personal Lived Experience in a Professional Role (Q&A)

A resource fair will be ongoing during the course of the conference highlighting organizations currently providing peer services.

The conference is free but registration is required! Please register here before end of day on Friday, 10/14. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Lytton St. Stephen with any questions or concerns. Call 806.350.5271, or send them an email at lytton@panhandlebehavioralhealthalliance.org.

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Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.