Guam Behavioral Health looking for goodwill ambassador award nominees

GBHWC Director Therese Arriola says there will be two categories for this award. (PNC photo)

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) is on the lookout for nominees for their 2021 Goodwill Ambassador Award.

Guam Behavioral Health will bestow the award as part of its Mental Health Awareness Month activities.

GBHWC Director Therese Arriola says there will be two categories for this award.

The internal category is for GBHWC employees who can nominate and vote for co-workers who have done exceptional work beyond their line of duty.

The external category is for island residents who can nominate a corporate business, non-profit organization, or government agency that has helped GBHWC achieve its mission to better service the community.

“Part of the criteria is asking questions like ‘did the organization or business help improve access to mental health services?’ or ‘did the organization or business incorporate mental illness into their business culture?’ How did those partners bring into light mental health awareness? And how did they improve getting the word out on the mental health services of Guam?” Arriola said.

According to Arriola, mental health has always been one of the priorities of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration.

“During this pandemic, we have to not only take care of our physical health to make sure we don’t catch the COVID virus, but we also have to take care of our mental well-being and emotional well-being during this time,” Arriola said.

For more information, you can visit the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center’s Facebook page and Instagram.