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Register and RUN!!!
Plans are under way for our 2nd Annual 5k Run for Recovery and 1 Mile Walk for Wellness to take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Last year was a huge success and this year we are expecting even larger numbers! So follow the link below and register early and get all your friends and family to register as well. We want first time runners to seasoned 5k'ers to make this a part of your commitment to get healthy and support the members of Birch Tree.
The run will be held at our Benton Town location at 1502 Mary Kay Blvd, Benton, AR 72015.
2nd Annual 5k Run for Recovery needs your support!
Birch Tree Communities, Inc. is looking for Sponsors for its 2nd Annual 5k Run for Recovery and 1 Mile Walk for Wellness. Sponsoring the Birch 5K is not only a great way to support the community and Mental Health but it is also great advertisement for your company. All sponsors will be recognized at this event through announcements, posters, and on the back of each T-shirt worn by event participants.
Sponsors and Businesses are encouraged to present Wellness Booths during the day of the race. Currently we have Booths for awareness of Tobacco, Weight management with fat/sugar displays, Physical Health screening, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. We are asking if you display a booth to become a Bronze sponsor which would meet the $250 level. This can be in monetary donation or equivalent such as door prize or goodie bag items.
We would love for you to join us in celebrating Mental Health Recovery and Wellness by sponsoring Birch Tree Communities 2nd Annual 5k Run for Recovery and 1 Mile Walk for Wellness. Please take a moment to look at our different Levels of Sponsorship and hopefully you can find one that will work for You and Your Business. Birch Tree is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization.
If you are interested in sponsoring, CLICK HERE for more information about levels or contact Jami Nalley at 501.303.3260.
Family to Family
Looking for more ways to educate yourself about mental illness and ways to improve the lives of those you love? NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals living with mental illness.
What You Should Expect
· Meets for 12 session, 2.5 hours each, free of cost.
· Designed for loved ones (over age 18) of individuals living with mental illness.
· Taught by trained family members of individuals living with mental illness.
· Provides critical information and strategies related to caregiving.
· Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises.
· Designated an Evidence Based Practice in 2013 by SAMHSA.
For more information please follow the link below!
Immediate openings for therapists
Birch Tree is looking for Masters Level Social Workers or Counselors in Clinton, Conway and Oxford, Arkansas. If you or someone you know is looking to work in a recovery-based, person-centered program, then Birch Tree is the place for you. We offer:
Competitive Compensation & Benefits
Liberal Vacation & Sick Leave
For more information click on the following locations:
Looking for RN's in the Benton area
Birch Tree is hiring for RN's in the Benton area! If you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career in recovery-based mental health then we have the job for you. Mental Health experience a plus but not required. If you are interested please contact our Director of Nursing and Infection Control, Teneal Hill by emailing email@example.com or fax your resume to 501.303.1692.
So, you want to work at Birch Tree? We have been looking for you!!
We are always looking for dedicated, compassionate, hard-working individuals to help the members we serve on their road to mental health recovery. Click the logo below to watch a short video about Birch Tree so you can make an informed choice if Birch is the right place for you.
Mt. View Mayor Ron Sterling signs proclamation
Mayor Ron Sterling has signed a proclamation to recognize May as mental health awareness month. Two Birch Tree members met with the mayor to discuss mental health, Birch Tree and our intentions. Mayor Sterling praised Birch for their efforts in the community and vowed to continue to work together to promote mental health awareness in the community. Click here to read the proclamation.
Rally for Mental Health Awareness
On May 8th, consumers from throughout the state met on the steps of the state Capitol to call on the state to maintain asistance for those receiving behavioral health services. Governor Mike Beebe and representatives from the Department of Human Services and the DHS Division of Behavioral Health Services recognized Mental Health Awareness Month and the importance of assisting the more than 75,000 Arkansans receiving community based mental health services. The rally was organized by the Mental Health Council of Arkansas.
Governor Mike Beebe addresses the crowd
Hole-In-One! Mountain Golf Tourney a great success
Mountain View members and staff worked for months on getting hole sponsors and door prizes. They grabbed hole sponsors from Benton, Batesville, Melbourne, & Mountain View. Every player received a door prize and the tournament raised a total of $2,725! The money will be used to purchase tablets for members to use during day treatment groups to look up material about the group subject. Mountain View wants to be the pioneers of this new way to integrate technology into day treatment. At the end of the golf tournament we presented Mayor Ron Sterling and his wife Karlene with a community service award for helping Birch Tree break down more barriers and thank them for offering their time and support.
Mountain View Mayor Ron Sterling and his wife, Karlene
One of the winning teams donated their earnings to Birch Tree and shared what an impact it made on them. This was outstanding. Mountain View members and staff wish to thank all of the sponsors, players and the community for making this event such a great success!
Bill Shumaker is a consumer and advocate who has helped lend a voice to many in the state on the road to recovery. He has been working on a project capturing stories about recovery and mental health. He has interview many consumers and social workers throughout the state, building an oral history for generations to study. Below is a link where you can listen to those stories.
News You Can Use
Conway branch is excited to announce the creation of Conway's Family and Friends Support Group. They are meeting the 4th Thursday of each month; 6:30pm at the Conway Program Center. We have had several wonderful meetings and encourage any families who have a loved one with Birch to attend if you are in the Conway area..
Birch Tree is always looking for compassionate, motivated individuals ready to partner with our members on their road to mental health recovery. Click on the 'Employment" tab to learn more about how to join our team!