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Hello Idaho!

Connect. Reach Out. Say Hello!

As parents, guardians and kids start this new school year, Optum Idaho has tips on how to manage anxiety and adjust to ongoing changes in daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more from Dr. Rhonda Randall.

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HELLO IDAHO! FEATURED VIDEOS

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Below are some recent videos on various mental health topics that help start the conversation and offer resources to improve overall health and well-being. Click here for a complete listing of all related videos.

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Music’s effect on mental health

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HBO documentary focuses on Speedy Peterson story

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How smoky skies can affect your mood

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Positive effects of lifelong learning

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The mental health benefits of “green exercise”

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Optum Idaho Insights

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ZERO TO THREE

Thanks to an intensive training effort sponsored by Optum Idaho and developed by the national nonprofit organization, ZERO TO THREE, a new approach is underway to prevent and treat mental health issues in infants and toddlers. Read the case study below to learn how therapist Penney Rockhill, LCPC is practicing this new approach during this profound, early stage of growth.

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Mental Health First Aid training

Optum is committed to helping improve behavioral health care in Idaho. Read the case study below to learn how Mental Health First Aid training in Idaho helped participants respond to real life and mental health situations in their community.

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Telehealth: Connecting Idahoans to care

The use of telehealth services for behavioral health care continues to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the case study to learn how a team of 18 therapists in Idaho used telehealth services to support their patients at home.

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Youth Empowerment Services in Idaho

Working with Optum and other family and provider stakeholders, Idaho has revamped its system of care to identify and reach more children in emotional distress. Read the case study to learn how the YES Program supports families’ journeys toward mental health.

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Mental health services in Idaho schools

Schools across Idaho feel the fallout of untreated behavioral health and emotional issues. Read the case study to learn how one pilot program helped students address various mental health concerns as well as overcome the barriers of distance

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For schools

Optum Idaho encourages you to talk about mental health in schools. Hello Idaho! is a program designed to reduce isolation and encourage inclusion. On this page, you will find activities and tools to help students and teachers create a safe and accepting environment.

 

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Toolkit and materials for schools

Optum Idaho has created a toolkit to support your Hello Idaho! campaign activities.  Toolkit materials include leave-behind cards, bookmarks, posters, table tents and more.

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For communities

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For communities

Optum Idaho invites you to become part of the Hello Idaho! movement to reduce isolation, encourage inclusion and remove mental health stereotypes. Use the listed materials to help create an inclusive environment in your community.

 

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Toolkit and materials for communities

Optum Idaho has created a toolkit to support your Hello Idaho! campaign activities.  Find suggestions below for proclamation language, posters, table tents and more.

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For businesses

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For businesses

Optum Idaho invites you to become part of the Hello Idaho! movement to reduce isolation, encourage inclusion and remove mental health stereotypes. Use the listed materials to help create an inclusive environment for your customers and clients.

 

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Toolkit and materials for businesses

Optum Idaho has created a toolkit to support your Hello Idaho! campaign activities. Find suggestions below for posters, table tents, leave-behind cards and more.

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