Mental Health

Speakers Bureau

At St. Joseph Mental Health Center, we recognize our responsibility to educate the community on mental health issues. An increased knowledge of these issues will result in a better quality of life for all of us. The Speakers Bureau is available for anyone—business and industry; professional, civic, and social clubs; church groups; schools; and parent-teacher organizations.

Listed below are the general areas and topics on which our Speakers Bureau staff members can speak. If a topic in which you are interested is not listed, please call us; we may be able to tailor a program to your specific needs. Speakers are highly qualified mental health professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and activity therapists.

If you would like a speaker to address your group, call 208-799-5701.

Speakers Bureau Topics


  • What is stress and how to manage it.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Communication skills.
  • Headaches and how to deal with them.
  • Good mental health.
  • Dealing with insomnia.
  • Summary of the feeling-good book.
  • Assertiveness training for women.
  • Assertiveness training for men and women.
  • Anger management.
  • How to accept criticism.
  • Increasing self esteem.

Work and Industry

  • Recognizing and referring the impaired employee
    Through an employee assistance program.
  • Time management.
  • Stress management in the work place.

Senior Citizens

  • Psychology of aging.
  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • Active, vital aging.
  • Mental health problems of the aged.
  • The aged alcoholic.
  • Caregivers' stress.

Leisure and Exercise

  • Leisure assessment, development, counseling.
  • Developing a physical fitness program for yourself.

Overview of Programs Provided by SJRMC

  • General adult psychiatric unit.
  • Free consultation/screening.
  • Outpatient treatment options.
  • Telepsychiatry and it's applications.
  • Long-term care consultation services.

General Mental Health Topics

  • Depression and what to do about it.
  • How to manage the psychotic/acting out patient.
  • Help for the family of the psychiatric patient.
  • Schizophrenia–What is it and how to treat it.
  • Cognitive therapy.
  • The healing effect of therapeutic community.
  • Assertiveness training.
  • Sleep disorders.

Contact Us and Hours

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Outpatient Mental Health Center

428 Sixth Ave.

Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 208-799-6500 or 1-800-799-3997

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