The goal of Lincoln County's Mental Health Promotion and Prevention program is to promote healthy behaviors, healthy environments and factors that help prevent the onset, or development of, a diagnosable mental health disorder. The goal is also to help reduce stigma around mental health or seeking help, as well as increase opportunities for community education and training.
Please visit the One Caring Person wepage to learn more about the collaborative efforts between Lincoln, Benton, and Linn Counties with Inter Community Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO).
Why is mental health and wellness a priority? The State of Mental Health in Lincoln County.
Mental health is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."1
In Lincoln County, approximately 40% of adults report having poor mental health days.2
Lincoln County residents (adults) reported an average of 4.2 poor mental health days over the previous month.3
Why is this important?
Poor mental health can have serious consequences and lead to:
Poor physical health like cardiovascular disease and cancer
Fatal outcomes like suicide
To request a training class for your organization or your community, please email Sara Herd or call 541-265-0595.