Catch up on the Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECSD) division hosted the 33rd annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum last week. Hundreds registered for the event, and more than 200 people attended and heard from community members, councilmembers, and state legislators. County officials, including King County Executive Dow Constantine…

Honoring Our Veterans Through Service  

King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is actively serving tens of thousands of veterans across King County. Currently, more than 115,000 veterans live in King County, one-fifth of veterans are in Washington state, and over 1,200 employees at King County are veterans.   On this Veterans Day, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) would…

What we all can do to reduce stigma around substance use disorder

Cross-posted on Public Health Insider. The shame and stigma of living with substance use disorder (SUD) has prevented many people from getting the help and support they need. In the United States, more than 22 million people with SUD have recovered, but around 90 percent of people with SUD still don’t seek treatment due to…

Listening Sessions for 988 Crisis Call Center Hub Rules

The new 9-8-8 crisis lifeline went live this July. The new number replaced the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and is an easy-to-remember number nationwide for people to call for mental health emergencies. Anyone having thoughts of suicide, a mental health crisis, or substance use concerns, or worried about a loved one who may need…

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Learn to Prevent Suicide in Your Family and Community with Free Prevention and Grief Trainings

King County DCHS’s Suicide Prevention Initiative is pleased to offer upcoming trainings to prevent suicide in your family and community. These trainings are free to all attend and may be shared widely.

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King County Department of Community and Human Services Launches Data Dashboard Measuring Impact of Countywide Initiatives  

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is excited to debut the new DCHS Dashboard that takes a detailed look at the programs and initiatives funded by the department, and the residents reached countywide. DCHS provides resources and services for the more than 2.3 million King County residents. The team at DCHS connects people…