Mental Health Challenges in Park County: A Conversation – To Be Held Next Week

Written by on October 30, 2019

The Christ Episcopal Church needs your help so they can best provide help to those struggling with mental health.

A panel discussion will be held next week at the Park County Library to discuss mental health in Cody. This is not a therapy session; the panel is structured to be a sounding board for Cody residents to decide which mental health issues need to be addressed in the community.

Reverend Mary Caucutt, the rector at Christ Episcopal Church says this is the first step in developing a five-week series to work with specific mental health topics next spring, but they need public input to determine how these sessions can best serve our community.

Five Cody mental health professionals will participate in the panel, giving brief talks about their work and services. The panel is comprised of:

  • Peg Montieth, Park 6 school district educator
  • Krista Blough, psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Brett Martin, therapist at Cody Regional Health
  • Dr. Shaun Balch, therapist at Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center
  • Sara Murray, Board Chair of Park County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

The event is open to everyone in the community who is interested in being part of the solution because, as Reverend Caucutt states, mental health is an issue that affects all of us in some way.

Mental Health Challenges in Park County: A Conversation –  will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 10:00am to 12:00 and again from 7:00pm to
9:00pm. The presentations will be 90 minutes, with 30 minutes for discussion afterwards. Both sessions will take place in the Bistro at the Cody Library. Child care will be available in the children’s room of the library at the evening session.


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