It consists of environmental and capacity building strategies to tackle any behavioral concern in the targeted area (i.e., increase in suicide, violence, etc.).
BH is grounded in a culturally inclusive systems thinking approach to understanding and identifying the concerns, stigmas, and barriers of the community and developing community data-driven solutions utilizing a proven strategy in collaboration with local expertise.
Barriers and challenges are identified that individuals may face in the community. Upon the collection of the community data, a data-drive Stigma Reduction Plan may be developed with evidence-based solutions to overcome the barriers faced. The goal is to decrease the effect on individuals in the community to make an overall behavioral health change to which can impact their lives or the life of their loved ones.
An environmental strategy that encourages individuals who need help, to ask! The primary goal is to help individuals understand that it is okay to formally or informally ask for help when they are in need. This strategy consists of social media campaigns, emphasizing key methods for individuals to seek assistance for their behavioral health concerns. Individuals will be equipped with the tools necessary to identify their personal and professional support systems and how to ask for help.
Comprises of identifying successful strategies to get behavior change in individuals to reach out for themselves and/or loved ones to identify when and the most appropriate intervention needed. The community will be provided the local and national crisis hotline numbers to call for assistance and resolution.
Implementation of education, training, and other supportive tools to help support behavioral changes in participating individuals and support environmental changes in your community through a customized strategic collective.
B.A.M.M. BH offers a customized approach to identify behavioral health stigmas that exists within communities, connect community members to local and national help resources, educational opportunities, and develop community specific social marketing campaigns.
JoJuan Armour discusses the importance of breaking the stigma on asking for help when dealing with mental health.