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The Life Letters Project

works on destigmatizing mental illness by posting anonymous letters about mental health struggles and running projects that promote the discussion of mental health. 

You can read existing letters (which have categories for illness types and tags included) or write one of your own.

Letters – Life Letters (

Preventing Self-harm in Teens: A Guide for Appropriate Intervention

Preventing Self-harm in Teens: A Guide for Appropriate Intervention - Guides (

Substance Abuse Recovery Support Guide for College Students

Tells which substances are most commonly abused, possible school and legal ramifications, some treatment options and some tips to manage your recovery.

Addiction Recovery During Higher Education - Intelligent

Written by: Higher Education Team - Published on July 28, 2022

Local Mental Health Resources

ID Department of Health & Welfare, Mental Health Services

The mission of the Division of Behavioral Health is to provide services of the highest quality by working together to inspire hope, recovery and resiliency in the lives of Idahoans living with behavioral health disorders and their families.

Visit their site here

Bonneville County Mental Health Crisis Center

The Crisis Center is a safe place for all who are struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, addiction, or mental health issues. It is open 24-hours a day, and is open to people from all counties and cities 18 years of age or older.

Located at:

1650 N Holmes Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

(208) 522-0031

Community Suicide Prevention

Community Suicide Prevention is an organization based out of Idaho Falls to serve Southeastern Idaho. We are devoted to rallying around those in the community affected by suicide and lifting them to feel renewed direction in a world forever changed by the loss of their loved one. We educate people on risks, prevention skills to stop a crisis, and post-intervention skills to help those affected by one.

Monthly Support group is held on the First Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon.

Medical Office Building,    

2860 Channing Way, Room 205,      Idaho Falls


Visit their site here.

Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.)

The Youth Empowerment Services website for Idaho provides information on an ongoing collaborative effort to implement a new system of care for Idaho children and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). The Children’s Mental Health Reform (CMHR) Project is being authorized by the Department of Health & Welfare to accomplish this work. The website provides helpful information for children and families, community stakeholders, treatment providers, and anyone else who would like to participate in reforming Idaho’s system of care for providing children’s mental health services.

Visit their site here

EIRMC Behavioral Health Center

The Behavioral Health Center is a 74-bed psychiatric hospital in Idaho Falls providing mental-health services. Part of nearby Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, we are located on a separate campus to provide for the patient’s greatest level of privacy, comfort, and individual care. Affiliation with EIRMC gives us access to the most current and comprehensive medical services available in the region.

We offer:  Adolescent Acute Care ProgramOutpatient Behavioral HealthSpecial Care Adult ProgramTeton Peaks Residential Program


Visit their site here

Center for Hope, Idaho Falls

Check out their calendar for various support groups and activities:

Other Local Resources

Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center

The Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center is located at:

301 S. Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Services:  Soup Kitchen,  Emergency Housing Exchange,  Friends in Service Here,  FreeMed

Visit their site here

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP)

EICAP strives to help those in need by providing the essential services needed to guide people from living a life filled with need to embracing a life of possibilities through self sufficiency. As a Community Action Agency, in addition to providing direct aid, they provide both active support and crisis intervention.

Services:  Adult ProtectionAffordable HousingEnergy AssistanceGED TutoringThe Haven ShelterHead StartMedicare Open Enrollment,  RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program),  Senior Programs (Area VI Agency on Aging)Community Resource Database,  Weatherization

Visit their site here

Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls

CFBIF is a non-profit food bank/distribution center and works to meet the emergency food needs of families and individuals facing food-insecurity in the greater Idaho Falls area. 

Located at:

245 N Placer Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

(208) 524-0994

Visit their site here.

 Idaho Falls Veterans Affairs Outreach Clinic

The Idaho Falls VA Outreach Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM.

Located at:  640 South Woodruff Avenue.  Idaho Falls, ID   83401

(208) 522-2922

Visit their site here

Children and Family Clinic of Idaho Falls

Family Care Clinic of Idaho Falls, ID provides professional medical care for all ages. Their goal is to optimize health and wellness through lifestyle intervention, preventive medicine, patient involvement and the understanding of diseases. Serving the entire family from children to the elderly, they provide cost effective health and medical services.

Located at:

Idaho Falls Address:  1327 E 17th St (across from Natural Grocer)

Pocatello Address:  396 Yellowstone Ave (next to Mama Inez)


Visit their site here

Social Security

The Social Security Administration’s website provides education about the program, help in applying for and receiving benefits, and additional information.

Visit their site here

Idaho Legal Aid Services

Idaho Legal Aid Services are a non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state. You can contact them from 8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday at (208)524-3660.

Located at:  482 Constitution Way,  Ste. 101,     Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Visit their site here

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Idaho Falls

Meetings are held throughout the week in a number of different locations. Follow the links for more information.

Visit their main site here or find contact info for meetings here.

Idaho Housing and Finance Association

Idaho Housing is a uniquely created and organized financial institution and administrator of affordable housing resources. In its simplest form, Idaho Housing’s mission is to provide funding for affordable housing opportunities in Idaho communities where they are most needed and when it is economically feasible.

Visit their site here

Family Assistance in Transitional Housing

Family Assistance in Transitional Housing (F.A.I.T.H.) is a private, non-profit agency responding to the need for shelter and assistance for homeless families with children. Program goals include: eliminating homelessness for families with children; helping families become self-reliant, and helping families raise healthy, happy children.

Location: 737 Cleveland St Apt 1, Idaho Falls, 83401


Phone: (208) 522-1056

Idaho Falls Rescue Mission

Idaho Falls Rescue Mission exists to serve, rescue, and transform those in greatest need through the power and grace of Jesus Christ, using the resources provided by our donors, volunteers and our community.

Visit their site here

IFRM Facility locations:

Ark Men’s Traditional Housing - 255 E. Street,  Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402,  (208) 528-8015

City of Refuge (homeless services) - 840 Park Avenue,  Idaho Falls, ID 83402,  (208)552-5575

Ruth House/Evergreen Emergency Center - 3130 S. Yellowstone Hwy,  Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402,  (208)522-1751

On-line Resources

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Visit their site here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Visit their site here

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Visit their site here

Mental Health America

Mental Health America’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery from mental illness. Their 240 affiliates in 41 states represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation. Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing substance abuse conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

Visit their site here

Survivors of Suicide

The purpose of the Survivors Of Suicide web site is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

The grief that survivors of suicide experience is unique. The questions often left behind are at times unbearable. It is my hope that this site will offer information that will help answer some of those questions, as well as provide a safe place for survivors and friends of survivors to share their struggle and pain and offer comfort and understanding to others who have experienced a similar loss.

Visit their site here

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Visit their site at

Alcohol Rehab Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, you can rely on us to guide you to the best rehabilitation and treatment resources.

The co-occurrence of alcohol and mental health disorders is very prevalent in the U.S. One in four adults with a mental health disorder also suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD). Both conditions share similar underlying causes such as genetic predisposition, exposure to stress or trauma, and changes in brain composition.

Meditation Help

There’s only one thing beginners need to know about meditation: it’s not as difficult as it seems.

What can be difficult, however, is figuring out where to begin. What type of meditation is right for you? When should you meditate? Are you even doing it right?

This site is designed to help you get started with meditation, dispel meditation myths, and provide the resources you need to connect with your body, calm your mind, and embrace your true self.

Visit their site at:  Home | Mediation Help (


Our mission is to provide support for people who are dealing with substance abuse and addiction. We do this through our comprehensive resources and guides, and connecting people with the right treatment programs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab, Resources, and Support |

(NAMI UV is listing this as a resource for information.  It is not intended as a reference for mental health providers.)

Veteran's benefit info

Veterans give their all in the service, yet may find it challenging to resume their civilian lives, especially if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reintegrating into the community can be a long, hard road.

And even later in life, veterans face an additional hurdle if they need to move into an assisted living facility (ALF): the high cost of care.

Fortunately for veterans and their surviving spouses, there are benefits available to help alleviate the financial burden that comes with long-term care in an assisted living facility.

Assisted Living for Veterans: Benefits You Didn’t Know Existed |