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…

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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.

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month — A look at some of what’s going on in DCHS  

As BIPOC Mental Health Month comes to a close, we at the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) want to highlight some of the work DCHS is doing to address BIPOC mental health and increase culturally relevant programming. 

988 is Now Live, King County Recommends People Still Call the Regional Crisis Line 

As of Saturday, July 16, the new 9-8-8 crisis lifeline is live. The new number replaces the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and creates an easy-to-remember number nationwide for people to call for mental health emergencies. This new national line is an important step toward strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S. …

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Reminder: Request for Proposal – Up to $2M for Culturally Appropriate Behavioral Health Services – Closes July 7

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for Culturally Appropriate Behavioral Health Services will close on July 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Up to $2,000,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds is available to build, improve and enhance culturally appropriate behavioral health services to communities in King County who were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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…