APNA 35th Annual Conference

October 13, 2021 - 9:00 am

APNA Conferences BH Well Program

BH WELL will be participating in the American Psychiatric Nurses Assocation's (APNA) 35th Annual Conference held virtually October 13-16, 2021.

BH WELL will present the following:

Virtual Podium Presentations:

1. Enhancing behavioral health promotion through tailored comic books: When Nicotine Attacks-Fight the Crave.

  • Authors: Dr. Zim Okoli, Heather Robertson, Dr. Janet Otachi, Bassema Abu Farsakh, Kylie Pemberton, Dr....

UK Curiosity Fair

October 12, 2021 - 4:00 pm

BH WELL participated in UK's Curiosity Fair on October 12, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM​ EST in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. The BH WELL table had about 60 visitors who were offered a chance to practice gratitude, grab some goodies, and take the “BH WELL” challenge. Whether it’s during a pandemic, prepping for an exam, or just walking through life, we all deserve to BH WELL! 

The Curiosity Fair is a tabling-style event with groups from a variety of disciplines such as science, humanities, and the arts. The purpose of the event is to (1) show that learning is fun! and (2) showcase diverse areas of research and scholarship at UK. The event promotes curiosity by engaging...

AAN Induction Ceremony

October 9, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Zim Okoli was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday October 9th, 2021. Congratulations Dr. Okoli!

Read the News Story  Watch the Video

Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo

September 13, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Along with UK College of Nursing, BH WELL will be represented at the Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo on September 13. This expo is designed to introduce scholars to the diversity of research and staff as well as to learn about opportunities for conducting mentored research and creative inquiry.

BH WELL will spotlight our current Comic Book Evaluation study as well as provide an overview of BH WELL’s research interests.

The goals of the Undergraduate Research + Creative Experience Expo include: 

  • Increase awareness of research and creative opportunities available to undergraduates.
  • Connect faculty with interested...

Comic Book Evaluation with Prize Drawings

July 6, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Read the Comic  Evaluate Comic

BH WELL is conducting a comic book evaluation with prize drawings! Would you like to help us evaluate this comic book and be entered into a drawing done once every two weeks for a chance to win one of six $ 20 Amazon gift cards between July and October 2021?

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Have you read the comic book?


Addressing Tobacco Treatment in Mental and Behavioral Health Settings: A Kentucky Behavioral Health Tobacco Advocacy Grantee Training

June 9, 2021 - 9:00 am

Presentation Photos Participants

BH WELL hosted a Policy and Advocacy Tobacco Group Training and Planning session for BH WELL grantees and their coalition members on June 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM EST - 10:00 AM EST. The presentation can be viewed on this event’s page.

Dr. Okoli discussed the importance of...

Spring 2021 Graduate Celebration

April 28, 2021 - 2:00 pm


Congratulations to 2021 Graduates: 

  • Hunter McKenzie, BA Architecture
  • Claudia Robertson, BA Psychology
  • Janet Otachi, PhD Social Work

BH WELL is proud to celebrate your accomplishments! This virtual celebration will include sharing stories, games, and treats.


UK CON Nursing Student Scholarship Showcase

April 8, 2021 - 1:00 pm

Agenda Website Presentation Poster 

Amani Kappi, BH WELL graduate research assistant, will present at UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science's Spring Research Day 2021 on April 8th at the Nursing Student Scholarship...

Northern Kentucky Behavioral Health Planning Meeting

March 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm


As part of their KY TPCP CDC Behavioral Health Grant funding, Northern Kentucky Health Department supported a Northern Kentucky ASAP Policy and Advocacy Tobacco Group Training and Planning session on March 9, 2021 from 12-1:30 EST. In attendance were Karie Terhark and Angie Asa-Lovstad from HueLife  (Human Understanding and Engagement), Zim Okoli and Heather Robertson from BH WELL, and from the coalition: Breanna Williams, Lauri Gum, Tom Spicer, Kacie Dermon, Melissa Loyd, MJ Schneider, Camille Croweak, Elizabeth Valett, Amanda Changet, Julian Collins,...