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18Aug

Totally Boise is Committed to Nurturing Your Mental Health

Oftentimes, our main concern at Totally Boise is to connect the amazing residents and tourists of the Treasure Valley to local businesses, events, or unique activities. We are passionate about fostering everlasting connections between our loyal community readers and followers as our valley grows. But we know there is more to being an Idahoan than knowing where the best BLT’s are or what new brewery is opening. Mental health and grief resources have gained more traction as we all navigate through the obstacle course of the global pandemic and all of its damage.

In a commitment to our community, we wanted to gather and provide a comprehensive list of several resources in Boise, Meridian, Eagle and surrounding areas to help connect you with professionals in mental health.

Please note that we are not trained mental health professionals, but will try our best to keep our fellow Idahoans happy and healthy as best as we can. Mental health is a natural and normal aspect of humanity that needs to be talked about and not ashamed of or discouraged.

Resources for Mental Health in the Treasure Valley

My Grief Connection

Sara J. Cobb, LMT, BCTMB, is familiar with the pain of losing a loved one. With an extensive background in Library Reference, Sara knows the ins and outs of extensive online research, which lead to her creating a collection of resources for the Treasure Valley.

Website: mygriefconnection.org

Contact: Sara Cobb

Instagram: @my_grief_connection

Facebook: @mygriefconnection

Email: mygriefconnection@outlook.com

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline:

With a caring associate on the line 24/7, the hotline is available to everyone for free. And you don’t need to be suicidal to call. Their professionals will make you feel heard, help connect you with further resources, and be a shoulder to cry on. Idaho sadly ranks 46 out of 50, having the fifth highest suicide rate in the entire United States.

We love our community deeply and understand how deeply suicidal thoughts and the act affect our community. If you are feeling suicidal, please call or text the numbers below.

Call: 800-273-8255

Text: 208-398-4357

Website: idahosuicideprevention.org

Boise Therapeutics

Founder of Boise Therapeutics, Jes, knows how afflicting constant or painful migraines or headaches can be. As a licensed massage therapist, certified hypnotherapist, certified yoga instructor and auto collision specialist, her extensive background means you can find attainable relief from pain. She has helped clients for years all over the Pacific Northwest find solutions for migraines, headaches, whiplash, stress, anxiety from injury, as well as trauma or grief.

Websiteboisetherapeutics.com

Contact: Jess

Instagram: @boisetheraputics

Equitable Counseling + Consultation

Owner and practicing therapist Gabrielle Davis, LPC, RRT, CHES, and CTTS is on a mission to provide intersectional and comprehensive professional mental help to Black, Brown, LGBTQAAI2S+ Treasure Valley residents. She has expertise in depression, anxiety, identity issues, coming out, transitioning, strengthening relationships, addressing barriers and oppression, and other mental health problems or questions clients may be facing. Clients can appreciate the ease and safety of Davis’ telehealth practice.

Phone: 208-219-7729

Website: equitablecounseling.com

Contact: Gabrielle Davis

Instagram: @equitablecc

Email: hello@equitablecounseling.com

Camp LOLO

Unfortunately, loss can come at a variety of ages, and that includes the young lives of children. Camp LOLO, or Loss Of Loved One, is a two-day camp where kids from any age up to 18 can gather with caring adults and volunteers and other children who have lost someone close as well. This camp has helped several children understand how to process, feel, and move through the complicated and heavy emotions of losing a loved one with adults who give them the space needed to do so openly.

Phone: 208-869-6998

Website: camplolo.org

Contact: Brandie Thomson

Email: camploloidaho@gmail.com

Stillwater Float Center

Sometimes the simplest actions of mindful meditation can provide some needed clarity. The team at Stillwater Float Center has created the perfect space for each customer to come experience this unique sensation. In a large pod, you can float entirely weightless. The goal is to calm your mind of all outward sensations like lights, sound, touch, and temperature to achieve inward reflection.

Phone: Boise- 208-342-0028 | Eagle- 208-939-1615

Website: stillwaterboise.com

Email: tyler@stillwaterboise.com

If you know someone who works in the mental health profession or have a suggested method to practice mental self-care, email us at iloveboise@totallyboise.com. Be sure to stay up to date with what’s going on in the Treasure Valley by clicking the button below.

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