DCHS Funds Mental Health Training at NAACP Community Event

The NAACP and Public Health Seattle – King County are hosting a free Mental Health Day on Saturday, July 11th. This event aims to help Black communities impacted by intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and racism of widespread police violence by linking them to mental health resources in-person and online.

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) of the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is providing 100 training slots through the MIDD PRI-07 Mental Health First Aid Initiative funds. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and how to supports adults and youth during crises related to these.

MIDD contracts with Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care to train instructors and manage over 120 mental health classes a year. The goal of the partnership for this event is to empower people who identify as Black or a Person of Color to use the training to support their communities in times of crisis.

Learn more about the Mental Health Day at Disability Rights Washington.

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