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Optum in Idaho

One person, one family, one community at a time. Every individual and every family has a unique road to wellness, health, and hope. Every community has its own ways to support and assist the people who live there.

Please return to this website for more information and resources to be added. One thing is for sure: success takes teamwork. Since Optum began managing the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan in September 2013, we have been working closely with consumers, families, providers, and other stakeholders to enhance the behavioral health system and help Idahoans get the right care at the right time and place .

Check this site weekly for important information and ways to get involved or share your opinion, and more.

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News Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources to Help Get Started on the Path to Recovery

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an observance dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and wellness and the resources available to help people reach recovery. One in five people will experience a mental illness in a given year, but only about one in three people with a diagnosed mental health disorder is likely to pursue treatment. Often it takes the gentle nudge of a friend or loved one to help that person get appropriate care and treatment. Optum Idaho is committed to helping people access the mental health care and treatment they need to reach recovery and lead healthy lives. Click here for mental health information and support resources to help you, or someone you care about, get started on the path to recovery.

Optum Idaho Partners with The Speedy Foundation to offer Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Optum Idaho is offering free Mental Health First Aid training courses in communities around the state through a partnership with The Speedy Foundation, a local organization dedicated to preventing suicide through education and outreach in the community. Mental Health First Aid is a day-and-a-half long course that teaches people how to recognize the most common warning signs of mental illness including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance use, and the steps they can take to help someone get professional help. Click one of the following links  to download a flyer for an upcoming training course:

Duck Valley Indian Reservation (July), Challis, Idaho (September)

For more information, contact Amanda Lehto at (208) 914-2013 or email at

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