Who is EO?

  • Extraordinary Options for Ordinary People is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established specifically for our community to support organizations with CONNECTION and EDUCATION about mental health resources and support.

What are the most common barriers organizations face as they attempt to support mental health?

  • Consumers/organizations can’t seamlessly connect to mental health providers and resources
  • Timely access to qualified providers
  • Insurance obstacles get in the way of getting the right help
  • Lack of education-most people don’t understand how to navigate the siloed systems of behavioral health care

What are Connection events?

  • Community events specifically designed to support organizations by connecting them to diversified mental health resources and education to meet the specific needs of organizations AND the individuals they serve

What kinds of organizations benefit from a Connection event?

  • Connection events benefit any organization interested in supporting mental health by connecting resources and obtaining the education necessary to break down the mental health support barriers that impede those they serve. (employees and patrons)

How do Connection events support Organizations interested in supporting mental health?

  • By connecting organizations and resource providers together to identify/discuss/clarify and navigate common barriers organizations face when trying to support mental health in various ways
  • By connecting organizations to SOLUTIONS proven to break down common barriers to mental health resources and support

How do Connection events support mental health Education for Organization?

  • By providing education to organizations that allows them to support mental health according to the specific needs of the organization. Some examples of educational resources include barrier-specific training:
    • Resources to support early intervention/suicide prevention in the workplace/QPR training
    • How to connect to relevant mental health resources quickly amidst unreasonable wait times
    • How to successfully navigate insurance barriers for employees and clients
    • Understanding types and levels of mental health care and what is available for whom
    • How to practice professional self-care/ maintaining professional resilience AND accountability

What other ways does EO support EDUCATION?

  • By supporting the improvement of educational resources for prospective mental health professionals
    • EO SUPPORTS the Behavioral Health Residency Program
      • scholarships for undergrads to experience diversified ways to enter the workforce in the field of mental health
      • scholarships for grad students to participate in the BH Residency program; a program designed to provide specific training to grad students based on where they choose to enter the Behavioral Health workforce
  • By supporting local schools with skills-based mental health education (curriculum, tools, training) for elementary and secondary schools

How Does EO partner with organizations?

  • By working together collaboratively to support CONNECTION and EDUCATION in ways that improve mental health in our community,

How can my organization become actively involved in CONNECTION AND EDUCATION in support of suicide prevention?

    • Connect to resources for your organization
    • gather education for your organization or provide it for others
  • VOLUNTEER on the EO Advisory Board

What does my sponsorship support/where does my money go?

  • CONNECTION event costs
    • that support the expansion of mental health education and resources for organizations in our community
    • BHRP Scholarships for prospective and current Behavioral Science students (undergrad and graduate)