Partner Resources and Tools

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network (IIBHN) has developed the following Behavioral Health Resource Guide to help meet the increased need for behavioral health information and access to tele-behavioral health services. Check back often for up-to-date informational resources, providers, and events.

Suicide & Distress Hotlines

24 Hour Hotlines

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: 208-398-4357 (Available for Call or Text)

State of Idaho COVID-19 Behavioral Health Distress Hotline (Idaho Department of Health and Welfare): 1-888-330-3010

Intermountain Hospital (Boise): 208-377-8400

  • Psychiatric screening and assessments available 24/7
  • Intake is available for your call, tele-assessments
    may also be available

Optum Emotional Support Line: 1-866-342-6892

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Available in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers:

  • Phone or text access to professional counselors
  • Real-time support and information
  • Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Resources
  • Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups
  • Culturally sensitive support
  • Counselors who speak English and Spanish
  • Interpreter services in 60 languages

Other Hotlines

Student Support Line – Idaho Department of Health and Welfare – Region 3


8:00am –5:00pm

After Hours Crisis Line

Covering School Districts in:
Canyon County
Owyhee County
Payette County
Gem County
Washington County
Adams County

Mental Health Minute

Mental Health Minute is a series of brief talks on strategies to maintain good emotional health during the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mental Health Minute (episode I): Battling the COVID Blues
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

Mental Health Minute (episode II): Health Behaviors
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

Mental Health Minute (episode III): Self Care During the COVID Pandemic
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

Mental Health Minute (episode IV): A Moment of Mindfulness
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

Mental Health Minute (episode V): Stress in Children During the COVID Pandemic
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

Mental Health Minute (episode VI): Stress in Teens During the COVID Pandemic
Presented by your friendly neighborhood Psychologist, Amy Walters, PhD.

This series is brought to you by Cornerstone Whole Health Organization (C-WHO) and Pfizer.

Drug Overdose Prevention & Resources – Idaho

Public Health – Idaho North Central District

Idaho Central District Health

Southwest District Health

Drug Addiction Resource Map – Public Health – Idaho District 5

Behavioral Health Resources for Communities and Providers: COVID-19

HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency [Web Link]
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. – Roger Severino, OCR Director.

Hello Idaho! Staying connected starts by reaching out to say hello.
Optum, Inc

Social isolation is a growing concern in the United States. Hello Idaho! empowers people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness.

Weekly Wind-Down for Health Care Staff
Primary Care Development Corporation

Join Primary Care Development Corporation’s free “Weekly Wind-Down,” a new 15-minute series every Friday at 9AM PST/Noon EST, created specifically for health care staff.  Each session features: a live 5-minute guided relaxation practice; practical tips for resilience; and open conversation with peers.  Join from your computer or phone and sign up to receive a weekly calendar invite: Actively participate, or just listen in- we’re happy to have you.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resource Repository [Web Link]
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University.

Fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.

Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) [Web Link]
Rural Health Information Hub

Covid-19 Community Resource List [Web Link]
United Way of Treasure Valley

Talking to Children & Teens in the Midst of Coronavirus [PDF]
Loyola University New Orleans Play Therapy Center

Psychological First-Aid (with Suicide Prevention) [Full Course PPT]
JEC Counseling Inc. – Dr. Daniel Casey

Psychological First-Aid, Application of CISM Methods for Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention [Light Course PPT]

Psychological First-Aid Supplemental Hand-outs: Suicide Prevention [2 PDF]

Medicaid Provider Information Regarding Telehealth (Updated April 7, 2020) [PDF]
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Using Zoom for Telehealth & Virtual Care [Web Link]
Zoom Video Communications

Optum Provider Alert Telemental Health Attestation (Updated March 25, 2020) [PDF, Web Link]
Optum, Inc. Idaho

Behavioral Health Board [Web Link]
Idaho Region 4

Behavioral Health Services [Web Link]
Terry Reilly Health Services

Telemedicine Vendor List [PDF, Web Links]
Massachusetts Medical Society

The following list reveals the key functionality of the various telemedicine products as reported by the vendors on their own websites. This information contained is intended to serve as a general resource. No recommendation or endorsement by the MMS for the individual(s) or service(s) listed is expressed or implied.

Use Technology to Boost Mental Health for Kids [PDF]

GUIDANCE: Behavioral Health in Primary Care is Ready to Serve During the COVID19 Pandemic [PDF]
Interprofessional Primary Care Institute

Managing Stress at Home While Managing the Stress of Seeing Patients at Work
TMF Health Quality Network

Managing Loneliness During COVID‐19 Isolation

Tips to Support Patients Who are Afraid, Anxious or Stressed

Tips On How to Talk to Kids About COVID‐19

Fun Activities to do With Kids at Home

Telehealth 101 & Telehealth Roundup Weekly Webinars
South Central Telehealth Resource Center – University of Arkansas for Medical sciences

Telepsychiatry Toolkit
American Psychiatric Association

Corona Virus & TeleMental Health: Act Now
Zur Institute

Mental Health and COVID-19
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Ambitions of Idaho: Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services

Insight Counseling & Therapy

Virtual Recovery Resources: COVID-19
OPTUM Provider Communications

Behavioral Health Integration ECHO
Arizona State University College of Health Solutions

Headspace for Healthcare Professionals
Headspace, Inc

Telehealth: Health care from the safety of our homes
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration

Behavioral Health Resources and Links
Intermountain Hospital

Resources – Including Recorded Webinars
FORE – Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts

Sharing knowledge about promising practices and their sustainable implementation is vital to ending the opioid crisis. Our resources include the recommendations of experts and the perspectives of those on the frontlines.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program

Parenting Resources for COVID-19

The current COVID-19 crisis has created some unique challenges for parents, especially those raising children who were already struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. Below are resources to help you navigate through some of these challenges.

Supporting Families During COVID-19
Child Mind Institute

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
National Child Traumatic Stress Institute

Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and Resources
Mental Health America

Talking with Children about COVID-19
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips
Understood For All, Inc

Healthy Parenting Infographics
World Health Organization

COVID-19 Resources for Parents, Families, and Youth
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Our Partners

The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is your first stop for rural health information. Funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, RHIhub is the national clearinghouse on rural health issues, providing a variety of services to help you plan, develop, learn, and connect. Find 20+ toolkits, 50+ topic guides and hundreds of program models that address a variety of rural health needs. RHIhub can assist in locating statistics, maps, funding opportunities, and other resources that support healthcare and population health in rural communities.

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) is a multi-guild member association whose goal is to make integrated care the standard of care across the United States and beyond. For us, collaboration is not just a word in our name; it defines who we are, how we interact with each other and other organizations. We believe deeply that collaboration across professions is an essential element necessary for revisioning healthcare. CFHA is a proud co-sponsor of the 3rd Annual IIBHN conference.

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