The stigma associated with mental health can lead to feelings of shame and isolation. The RBCI works to reduce this stigma through a deep understanding of the social impacts on mental health. RBCI builds connections to resources and support alongside local community members, organizations, and other stakeholders to create a lasting community culture of resilience and thriving.
Resilient Bastrop County is a collective of community stakeholders, engaged in assessing, planning and implementing strategies to become a more equitable and healthy community that supports resilience, thriving, mental health and wellbeing.
The RBCI worked for approximately 7 months to jointly identify root causes related to mental health needs identified in Bastrop County. RBCI is organized into themes, these issues; social connectivity, access & collaboration, information dissemination, policies & practices, and mental health stigma. Strategies and desired outcomes, related to mental health and resilience in Bastrop County were pinpointed by community residents in monthly group meetings.
The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress- such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. (Hogg Foundation, 2018; & APA, n.d), or as we like to say, “bouncing forward”.
OUR MISSION: The Resilient Bastrop County Initiative builds bridges of connection to resources and support while standing together to promote health, well-being and systems change in our community for all generations to thrive.
VISION: We envision a Bastrop County where all residents thrive as a result of engagement and equitable access to resources and support.
ROOT CAUSES TO POOR MENTAL HEALTH (identified by group members)
1. Social Connectivity
2. Access & Collaboration
3. Information Dissemination
4. Policies & Practices
5. Mental Health Stigma
2022-2023 FOCUS AREAS: (Partnerships in all areas are welcomed)
1. Create community culture of resilience
2. Increase HEG representation in the County
3. Build Resource capacity for Mental Health
4. Building a leadership team for sustainability