King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…

Upcoming Funding Opportunity: $1M to Expand Peer Support for Behavioral Health Services for Community-Based Organizations

King County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Expand Peer Support for Behavioral Health Services request for proposal (RFP) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded and we anticipate several proposals will be funded

King County deepens behavioral health investments in our region  

King County has long recognized the need to further invest in our behavioral health system. The reality is, behavioral health is undervalued and stigmatized, but the pandemic has revealed how many people across the country are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, and other severe mental health challenges. The Department of Community and Human Services (DHCS) is committed to working with community-based providers, peers or those with lived experience, and state and city governments to expand programs and services that help reduce stigma and connect individuals to treatment that is available where and when they need it.  

New Cross System Data Analysis on Overdose Deaths in King County

DCHS Data Insights Series DCHS is excited to release the second analysis as part of the “DCHS Data Insights” series, highlighting how DCHS data directly informs programs, client outcomes, and the core components of some of our region's most pressing issues.  +++Nationally, the country is seeing a dramatic rise in overdose deaths due to opioids and stimulants.…

Funding Opportunity: $1.3M for Expanded Behavioral Health Services in Rural King County – DUE DATE EXTENDED TO MAY 12

The King County Department of Community and Human Services’ (DCHS) Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) is pleased to release this Request for Application. Up to $1,300,000 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are available to expand access and utilization of behavioral health services in rural unincorporated areas of King County.

Funding Opportunity: $600K for Rural Youth Suicide Prevention and Peer Services

The King County Department of Community and Human Services’ (DCHS) Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) is pleased to release this Request for Applications. Up to $600,000 is available through ARPA funding to respond to community-identified needs for youth suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services in rural, unincorporated King County.