New Funding Opportunity: $1.75M for Community Driven Behavioral Health from MIDD 

The Community Driven Behavioral Health RFP from MIDD seeks to fund Small Organizations to provide community-driven behavioral health services that support the behavioral health needs within their own communities in King County.

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Apply Now: $850,000 available for Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS)

The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS) with funding from the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD).  This RFP seeks a community organization to provide HARPS housing services and short-term housing bridge subsidies to people who are released from an inpatient behavioral healthcare setting such as a psychiatric inpatient setting or SUD residential treatment program.

School-Based Mental Health Program Making an Impact in King County Schools  

In the four years since the School-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to services or Treatment (SB SBIRT) began in King County, more than 25,000 middle school students were screened, more than 11,500 students completed a connection to services or treatment either internally at their school or with external mental health professionals, and more than…

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.