Published on March 21, 2022

West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club presents Donation for Suicide Prevention Event to Ozarks Healthcare Foundation

The West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club recently presented a donation of $500 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation and Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) for their upcoming event featuring award-winning mental health and suicide prevention activist and speaker Kevin Hines. To help destigmatize mental health, the Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) is partnering with the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation to bring Hines to the West Plains Civic Center on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m.

In 2000, 19-year-old Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his incredible survival. Now a best-selling author, global public speaker, and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Hines travels the world sharing his story with people of all ages, along with the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.

“We greatly appreciate West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club’s commitment to recognizing the importance of mental health,” Josh Reeves, Vice President of Development at Ozarks Healthcare, said. “Our community supporters like the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club are helping us make a difference in the health of our community.”

The Ozarks Healthcare BHC will provide two opportunities for its community to hear Hines speak on March 22 for free. The first session will be held in the morning and is reserved for area schools and college students. The second session is free and open to the public to attend at 6 p.m. in the theatre room of the West Plains Civic Center located at 110 Saint Louis St. in West Plains. Spacing is limited due to COVID-19. Preregistration is strongly encouraged to guarantee your seat. Register in advance online at https://ozarks-healthcare-bhc-beheretomorrow.eventbrite.com.

The Ozarks Healthcare Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between donors and Ozarks Healthcare to assist the hospital in providing excellent healthcare to the communities it serves. For more information or to make a gift to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation, please call 417-853-5200 or visit https://www.ozarkshealthcare.com/support-us/foundation/.

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit www.OzarksHealthcare.com.

The West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club recently presented a donation of $500 to the Ozarks Healthcare Foundation and Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) for their upcoming event featuring award-winning mental health and suicide prevention activist and speaker Kevin Hines. Pictured from left to right are club members Nathan Cropper, Jack Bates, Scott Corman, and Jim Thompson with Addy Van Os Keuls, MSW, LCSW, CCM, Ozarks Healthcare BHC Mental Health Therapist (center), and Karen Yarbrough, Ozarks Healthcare’s Foundation Manager.  

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