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About BRMH

BRMH LogoOur Mission
We assist people to live fulfilling and productive lives with hope and competence by providing quality behavioral health care.

Message From Our CEO
Reed Ernstrom BRMH CEO

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will take the opportunity to come and visit us in person. Life can be difficult at times. Many of us have experienced sadness, depression, anxiety, loss, or family problems. We serve over 2,000 individuals. They are our family members, friends, and neighbors.

If you or a loved one could benefit from counseling, please contact us. We are your community resource to mental health care. Our trained staff can help you directly or recommend other options in our community to accommodate your individual needs. We look forward to hearing from you.  

Our History
Bear River Mental Health (BRMH) began providing mental health services in January 1977. The organization incorporated in 1983 and became the first free-standing, private not-for-profit comprehensive entity in the state of Utah. Residents of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties have been receiving quality mental health treatment for over three decades. We currently serve over 2,000 residents annually.
BRMH's TriCounty Service Area

Our Service Area
Bear River Mental Health provides services to the Bear River tri-county area in Northern Utah which includes Box Elder, Rich, and Cache counties. BRMH has many convenient locations throughout Northern Utah where children, families, and adults of all ages access high-quality services in community-based settings.

Our Staff
BRMH employs over 100 highly-trained professionals and offers a broad array of mental health services while specializing in the treatment of serious and persistent mental illness. Our staff consists of therapists, case managers, skills development specialists, residential aides, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and other support and administrative staff.

Our Board of Directors
Currently serving on our Board of Directors are:

Steve Stowers, Chair   Unit Manager, Deseret Industries
Lynn Lemon, Vice Chair   Cache County Executive
William Cox   Rich County Commissioner
Kirk Allen   Director of Special Services, Logan School District
Steve Vincent   Vice President/Manager, Mountain West Bank
Wendy Simmons   NAMI, Cache County Affiliate
Greg Nielson   Attorney
Brian Shaffer Box Elder County Commissioner
Tami Pyfer   Logan City Council
Jared Taylor   Agency Manager- LDS Family Services
Jeff Simmons   Sergeant- Logan City Police Department


Beth Smith, Director of HR/MIS, was selected from a nation wide pool to present on the development and implementation of BRMH's risk management program at the Mental Health Corporation of America's winter conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. As a result of her presentation, BRMH was selected as the Negley Award winner and Mrs. Smith was invited to present at the National Council's annual conference in San Diego, California in May, 2011. Bear River Mental Health will accept the award presentation at this conference and its Risk Management Program will be highlighted as a model of excellence and an example of the center's continued commitment to managing high-quality services and the development of exemplary standards of care and accountability both within Utah and across the nation.

"We are honored to receive the Negley President's Award recognizing Bear River Mental Health's high-quality risk management programs," says Reed Ernstrom, President and CEO, of Bear River Mental Health. "The award also reflects our commitment to improving the lives of our employees and the more than 2,000 individuals we serve in Northern Utah."

The Negley Awards are a series of grants presented annually to provider organizations that demonstrate excellent management practices. In 1990, J.J. Negley Associates, Inc. established the Negley Awards to recognize mental health organizations with outstanding achievements in risk management.

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