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Recovery Month Art & Poetry Contest Announcement! Submissions due August 20th.

National Recovery Month, which is celebrated in September every year, is approaching soon. In preparation, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

“No Health Without Mental Health”: Resources to Support Mental Health & Well-being in Our Community

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and Public Health are teaming up to share resources and communicate the importance of mental health to overall health.

Join Us Saturday, May 22nd, for #FreshAir4MentalHealth to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

For Mental Health Awareness Month, the King County Behavioral Health & Recovery Division is proud to announce #FreshAir4MentalHealth—an event to bring attention to the health benefits of being in nature, exercising, and safely connecting with community.

Giving Thanks to Frontline Behavioral Health Workers

Kelli Nomura, director of the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), spoke at a lunch event to say thank you to frontline behavioral health workers at Recovery Café. Kelli shared a few words of gratitude to honor the 14 Recovery Café frontline workers who were nominated as behavioral health heroes.

King County Launches Youth Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Campaign

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called Laced & Lethal, the campaign is designed to teach teens about the risk of buying pills and powders potentially laced…

New funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health in King County

Nationally, the current health system creates barriers that challenge providers and payers in providing whole person care and improving population health. According to the King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2018/2019, “People of color and low- income residents are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having poor health and social outcomes". Many health and…