Prevention / Education

At RiverValley Behavioral Health, we understand that prevention and education are equally important to supporting mental health in the community. As part of our mission, we present trainings and workshops to the general public in many settings and formats. For example, mental health first aid to law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders or QPR suicide prevention trainings to educators and faith-based community partners.

Wherever there is a growing trend or behavioral health care need in our community, we try to respond by informing and educating the public.

Here are more examples of how we can help:

Crisis & Information Line

RiverValley offers a free and anonymous call line for individuals in any type of crisis. This line can also be accessed via text and chat through RVBH’s web portal and is staffed around the clock with trained crisis call technicians to promptly address client needs.

Regional Prevention Center (RPC)

The Regional Prevention Center (RPC) serves coalitions and Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) Boards in RiverValley Behavioral Health’s seven-county region to effectively address substance misuse prevention. We utilize the strategies of the Center For Substance Abuse Prevention and the Seven Strategies for Community Change from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Our Programs

The KY-Moms MATR Program helps expectant mothers across the Commonwealth who are at risk for using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, to reduce harm to their children from their substance use, during and after pregnancy.

We provide pregnant and postpartum females with intensive prevention education to aid in decision-making for a healthy baby. This helps ensure more babies and children across the state are getting a healthier start to life and the support they need to grow into future leaders – because healthy communities start with Mom!

Healthy Baby Workshops- We provide free workshops for pregnant and postpartum women. Participants must be located in Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Ohio, Union, and Webster counties, and currently use, or are at risk of using, alcohol, tobacco, and other substances. Participants will receive free gifts for mom and baby!

Our Zero Tolerance Program serves youth under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age who have incurred an alcohol violation with intensive prevention education.

Participants are referred by the court system and are screened to ensure they meet program criteria.

For more information about RPC programs, please email [email protected].

Community Training

RiverValley’s RPC works with community partners in our service area to effectively address substance misuse prevention through workshops, presentations, training, and other educational opportunities in the community. For more information about community training, please click here!

Regional Prevention Center Library

The Regional Prevention Center Library is located at our Cigar Factory Complex location. Books, journals, and DVDs are available for loan. There are also reference materials available for on-site public use. The Library also offers brochures and information from national databases to obtain the most current information regarding substance abuse topics in the region, state, and nation.

Youth Mental Health Art Contest

RiverValley Behavioral Health (RVBH) held the Second Annual Youth Mental Health Art Contest prize ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

In May during Mental Health Awareness Month, RVBH invited K-12 students to submit a visual art project to express the importance of mental health along with the theme “Be Kind to Your Mind.” Staff received a total of 245 entries from students across our seven-county service area!

Check out the artwork from this year’s contest winners below!

RiverValley gives away over $6K in Mental Health Art Contest

River Valley Behavioral Health held its second annual Youth Mental Health Art Contest on Wednesday and was able to give away $6,100 to community members and organizations.

In May during Mental Health Awareness Month, RVBH invited K-12 students to submit a visual art project to express the importance of mental health along with the theme “Be Kind to Your Mind.”

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

For individuals with substance use issues, RiverValley conveniently offers both individual and group outpatient counseling sessions. With offices in most counties in our region, you can find the recovery support you need close to home.

Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)

For individuals in a mental health or substance use related crisis that can’t get to RiverValley, a Mobile Crisis Team is ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. Our MCT is a highly trained team of clinicians, case managers, and peer support professionals that can assess, triage, and provide emergency services for all ages.