New Funding Opportunity: $1.3M for Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health

We are excited to share that the Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open! To be eligible to submit a proposal, proposers must submit a mandatory Letter of Intent in ZoomGrants by 2:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022. The most competitive proposers will then be invited to submit a full…

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. 

Young people speaking up about mental health: Adar Abdi

This was originally posted on the Best Starts for Kids blog.  To honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring a story from a young person who explores the impacts of mental health challenges and the public health crisis of systemic racism.   Across our region and country, young people are navigating the ramifications of racism…

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.…