The Behavioral Health Education, Retention, and Expansion Network of Nevada (BeHERE NV) is a new
workforce development initiative to increase the number of providers of behavioral health care in Nevada. In 2023, the Nevada Legislature unanimously passed Assembly Bill 37 to create a statewide behavioral health workforce development center within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). In September 2023, the NSHE Board of Regents designated the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to serve as the administrative hub for BeHERE NV and to build connections across the state.

“All the Tomorrows” by Dr. Manit

F.A.R.M. Camp 2024 moto based on the Chinese Proverb, “All of the flowers of all of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.”

We went to camp! 

BeHERE staff, Dr. Sara Hunt and Dr. Jill Manit, had the pleasure and privilege of attending the 2024 F.A.R.M. Camp in Chadron, Nebraska.

In its 11th year now, the Frontier and Rural Mental Health (FARM) Camp was founded by Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine. Initially started as a passion project in response to local needs, Dr. Jones-Hazledine and her organization, Western Nebraska Behavioral Health (WNBH) have collaborated with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) to bring youth to Chadron State College to learn about careers in behavioral health, build pre-professional skills, and form a bonded cohort of youth who care about the needs of their community. FARM Camp continues as a joint project between WNBH and the BHECN Panhandle site, co-directed by Dr. Tara Wilson of Chadron State College and Dr. Jones-Hazledine. 

Dr. Cate (as the youth endearingly call her), Dr. Wilson, the clinician team, and the youth welcomed BeHERE NV to their week-long camp so that we may, some day, replicate their good work in Nevada. 

Campers participated in activities, college-level classroom learning, and met an array of enthusiastic local providers who came to speak with them. The youth astutely asked each provider what they do to take care of themselves too. Have you thought about your own self-care lately?

The transformation over the course of the week was striking. The youth developed confidence and identity as future mental health providers while bonding with one another. The youth expressed an appreciation for the open and supportive environment created by Dr. Cate and the staff.

We are thankful to Dr. Cate, Dr. Wilson, the staff and clinicians of Western Nevada Behavioral Health, and the staff of the BHECN Panhandle site for generously sharing their insights, materials, and tips. We sincerely hope to honor their good work with our own replication of FARM Camp in Nevada!

If you would like to learn more about plans for a future camp in Nevada, please contact Dr. Jill Manit (Jill.manit@unlv.edu)

Chadron State College Campus

F.A.R.M. C.A.M.P.

Dr. Sara Hunt, Dr. Tara Wilson, Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine, and Dr. Jill Manit


At BeHERE NV, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the ARPA Nevada Health Workforce Pipeline Grant from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (SG-2024-00437). As a result of this grant, we are able to provide two years of funding to cover tuition and fees for two students entering each of the master’s level training programs this fall at UNLV Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNLV Couple and Family Therapy, UNLV School of Social Work, UNR Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNR Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and UNR School of Social Work. 

We believe that this program will provide our scholars with the tools and resources they need to advance their careers and achieve greater economic opportunities. We are proud to support our scholars in their pursuit of higher education and look forward to seeing the incredible impact they will have on our community.

Stay tuned for additional scholarship opportunities from BeHERE NV!


BeHERE NV was honored to be a featured guest on the Youth Move Nevada podcast, a platform dedicated to exploring important conversations about mental health and advocacy for young people. It was an incredible opportunity to share our insights, experiences, and passion for supporting youth in their mental health journeys and careers. We are grateful for the chance to amplify our message and connect with a wider audience equally committed to making a positive impact in the lives of young individuals. This episode focused on careers in mental health, featuring BeHERE NV guests Roberta Miranda-Alfonzo and Jill Manit.


Exciting news! We are currently hiring for an Associate Director of Technical Assistance & Policy at BeHERE NV. This position will oversee programming and outreach that provides business technical assistance to current or future behavioral health providers in Nevada. There will also be a focus on exploring policy options to improve the recruitment, education, and retention of our behavioral health workforce.

Click here for more information.


CASAT’s Accelerate Career Pathways for Substance Use, Problem Gambling Treatment, and Recovery Services (ACP) Project

The ACP Project will focus on providing funding opportunities that are intended to offer financial relief and incentivize individuals to pursue careers Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC). 

This will be accomplished by providing tuition and support services to eligible applicants to complete one of three CASAT academic programs:

  • 12-credit Peer Support Specialist (PSS) certificate
  • 18-credit undergraduate certificate in Addiction Treatment Services (ATS)
  • 12-credit advanced certificate in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services (ATPS)

For more information visit: https://casat.org/academic/accelerate-career-pathways/

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

To help support the efforts of individuals and organizations to raise awareness during this important month, Mental Health America has created its 2024 BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit. The toolkit is full of free, practical resources to help navigate mental health stigma, bridge generational differences, dismantle mental health myths, and encourage meaningful conversations.

Get your toolkit today at mhanational.org/July to gain access to:

Key messages
Sample newsletter article
Social media messages and images
Outreach ideas
Resource list
And more!

*A Spanish version of the toolkit is coming in July along with the improved online BIPOC Mental Health Resource Center!


UNLV invites you to build your brand and recruit UNLV students through Career Connections – Virtual workshops. Support the professional development of UNLV students while enhancing your recruiting strategies. Follow our format as follows: 

  • Professional Development Presentation: (25-30 minutes) Share professional development content tailored to offer insight into your specific industry. So, rather than presenting on Networking 101, specify the topic to something like “5 Types of People All Finance Students Should Have In Their Network” or “The Benefits of Cold-Emailing Tech Industry Professionals – and How To!” 
  • About the Employer: (10-15 minutes) share information on internship and career-related opportunities in your company. We encourage you to bring in employees who are alumni to make the UNLV connection. 
  • Q&A: (5 minutes) Q&A and connect with students for informational interviews.

Scheduling for next semester is open and you can request a date here. Spaces are limited.


Keep up with all of our latest updates by subscribing to our Newsletter, and please share with your contacts. We will be posting monthly updates on our progress and more on BeHERE NV. Don’t forget to explore the FebruaryMarchApril,  May, and June edition of the BeHERE NV Newsletter. Can’t wait to have you along on this journey with us!




Funding for BeHERE NV was made possible by Assembly Bill 37 (2023, 82nd Nevada Legislative Session) and the Nevada System of Higher Education

Categories: July 2024


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