Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Suicide Prevention
North Valley Behavioral Health desires to add the service of TMS to it’s toolbelt for treating depression in adults. TMS is a therapy that is non-invasive and has minimal side effects. It is proven to be very effective in treating depression, however the treatment is a course of 20 minutes sessions, 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks. We need this therapy provided locally! As part of this campaign, we are collaborating with the Nate Chute Foundation to raise funds to expand their programs and services for suicide prevention, training and awareness. The recent Community Health Needs Assessment identified suicide as one of the biggest problems in our community. The suicide rate in Flathead County is twice that of the national average and three times so in adolescents. Funds raised will help purchase and install the TMS equipment and will help fund expansion of programs and services by the Nate Chute Foundation over the next 2 years.
Goal of $150,000
Planetree Healing Garden/Healthy Eating/Diabetes Prevention Initiative
NVH will be creating a Planetree Healing Garden that will be a gathering, resting and relaxation space during summer months for patients, families, employees and the public. The garden will also include production growth of vegetables and fruits to be used by the Valley Café as well as the Diabetes Prevention Program and a new Food Rx initiative to increase access of healthy foods to families in need. Partnerships and collaborations with Farm Hands, SD #44 Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship and The Springs will enhance the project and associated programs.
Goal of $40,000
The NVH Foundation has continuing annual funds to provide for projects at North Valley Hospital, such as the Teddy Bear Fund and Circle of Friends.
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