Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health’s team is comprised of qualified clinicians, counselors, and a professional receptionist. Our goal is to provide quality substance use disorder and mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families.

Our Mission

The mission of the Behavioral Health Department is to promote mental wellness in Nimiipuu Health patients by providing evidenced-based, confidential, and culturally sensitive treatment within a well-designed, comprehensive behavioral health system.

Overview

Behavioral Health’s team is comprised of qualified and caring clinicians, counselors, and a helpful and professional receptionist. Our goal is to provide quality substance use disorder and mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families. We offer outpatient treatment services for depression, anxiety, anger management, & other mental health concerns, along with case management and home-bound supportive visits. Additional services provided are court-ordered evaluations, as well as individual & group therapy for substance use and domestic violence; which may fulfill legal requirements for court-related violations. Through the Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Project, we provide preventive outreach & education to the community. We are committed to enriching our community through the development of positive mental health.

Behavior Health Services

We offer a full range of services and counseling for

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Marriage and family concerns
  • Child behavior and school problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Work problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Anger management
  • Health issues
  • Outpatient substance abuse treatment
  • Case management

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Project

  • Suicide prevention curriculum – “Lifelines” facilitated within the school setting.
  • Meth Task force – multi-disciplinary approach to enhance community awareness and education regarding methamphetamine.
  • Historical Trauma – multiagency effort using Circles of Care curriculum regarding the impact of intergenerational trauma on substance abuse and suicide.

Vivitrol Program

This program is a collaboration of Medical, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy to assist patients who suffer from opioid and/or alcohol addiction.  Vivitrol, also known as naltrexone, is a once-monthly injection that blocks the part of the brain that feels pleasure when alcohol or opioids, such as hydrocodone, methadone, or heroin are used.  It also reduces cravings.  Vivitrol is used in combination with Behavioral Health outpatient treatment to reduce the rate of relapse which enables patients to develop ways to overcome their addiction.  Since the program began, 7 people have successfully completed the program, and we currently have 4 people in the program.

The Vivitrol Program is available to both Kamiah and Lapwai Patients. The Initial appointment must be completed in Lapwai and following appoints may be done at either location. Transportation is available.

Steps to Enroll in the Vivitrol Program:

  • Behavioral Health visit to complete an initial assessment
  • Medical provider visit for a medical exam
  • Lab visit for a blood and urine sample
  • A meeting with the patient’s Medical provider, Behavioral Health provider, patient, and their support person occur to review the requirements of the Vivitrol Program
  • Nurse observation for withdrawal symptoms before and after administering a “test dose”
  • If no withdrawal symptoms, the Vivitrol injection is given.  The patient will be observed for 15 minutes afterward
  • An appointment for the next Vivitrol injection will be scheduled for 25-28 days later
  • Weekly appointments will be scheduled with a Behavioral Health provider

Medical appointments after the initial injection are much shorter.  The visit includes:

  • Lab visit for a blood and urine sample
  • Medical provider reviews labs and assesses how the patient is doing
  • The Vivitrol injection is administered

Naltrexone Education Form

Behavioral Health Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Department Contact Information

Lapwai
208-843-7244
Fax: 208-843-7394

Kamiah
208-935-0733
Fax: 208-935-1005

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