Silver Valley CARES
Community Advocates for Resilience and Emotional Support

Our Mission

Our mission is to support and promote mental health within our community, fostering resilience, compassion, and emotional well-being.

Through education, advocacy, and accessible resources, we aim to create a caring community that supports mental health and well-being, reducing stigma and empowering individuals to seek help and find hope.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events In the works - check back soon to see what we have planned this Spring and Summer 2024! Visit our Facebook page at to keep up with us In the meantime!

Past Events

Mental Health First Aid  - January 12, 2024 Kellogg, ID. Location TBD

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.  Participants must attend the entire 8-hour class to receive certification.  Class size is limited to 30 participants. This training is free to the public and community members are encouraged to attend!

Click here to sign up 

Sensory "Calm Down" Bottles  - January 10, 2024 3:30pm Osburn Library. 921 E Mullan Ave, Osburn

During this event, participants will have the opportunity to create their own sensory calm down bottles. These mesmerizing bottles are not only visually appealing but also serve as a tool to help regulate emotions and promote relaxation. Whether you prefer glitter, beads, or sequins, we have everything you need to create a calming masterpiece.

Call the library (208) 752-9711 to sign up!

Trauma, Burnout, & Resilience   November 16th, 9-12pm Osburn Fire Department, 58738 Silver Valley Road, Osburn, ID. 

Christen Kishel, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in trauma/  PTSD, police,  fire and public safety psychology.
You will learn

To Register:
Contact Chief John Miller

Questions? Christen Kishel, PHD 509-993-8301

Sensory Play Dough Class
November 14th, 11am Osburn Library - 921 E Mullan Ave, Osburn

Our sensory play dough class uses aromatherapy to guide children through an emotional journey. By interacting with fun and colorful materials, we empower children to take control of their emotions and explore their unique perspectives  in a safe and supportive environment.

Registration Closed - At Capacity

Alzheimer and Dementia Presentation  - November 8th, 1-2pm Kellogg Fire Department, 911 Bunker Ave, Kellogg ID. 

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors. We will also discuss current research and treatments available to address some symptoms, and explore the different Alzheimer’s Association resources.

For more info: 208.666.2996 or email:

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)® - October 14th, 9-11am. 125 McKinley Ave, Kellogg 

TBRI ®  is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI ®  uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI ®  is connection.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Training  - Held September  14-15

Thank you to everybody that attended the two day  ASIST suicide intervention training. We are so lucky to have been given the opportunity to learn how to prevent suicide and save a life. Liz and Laurie were exceptional trainers and I am blown away by the compassion and resilience of all of the attendees. 

Follow us on Facebook or check out our website at to stay updated on future trainings, events, and learning opportunities.

Thank you for a great event!
The 1st Annual Silver Valley CARES Mental Health Awareness Festival was a great success! We served food to over 400 people and hosted over 40 exhibitors who shared free resources, clothing, school supplies, haircuts, and more. 

We thank all who attended, sponsored and participated in the event and look forward to next year!