“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.

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National drug take back day October 24: A good reminder that safe medicine disposal saves lives

Since 2016, DCHS has promoted awareness and use of free and confidential neighborhood medicine disposal programs as a strategy to prevent opioid overdose death, medicine abuse and suicide. DCHS, along with partners that include King County Waste Management and Washington Poison Center, produced a successful “Don’t Hang on to Meds” public health messaging campaign focused…

SEPTEMBER MARKS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH: HOW TO SUPPORT FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RECOVERY

Originally written by Sharon Bogan on Public Health Insider September marks National Recovery Month, a time to acknowledge the gains made by those in recovery who have faced challenges from mental health or substance use disorders. Many of us have faced these challenges ourselves or know a close friend or family member who has. This…

Deadline for Recovery Month Poster Art and Poetry Contest is Friday!

https://youtu.be/UOcD_oS0fpc About the Contest In preparation for National Recovery Month, which occurs every year in September, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced its Recovery Poster Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Rising Above it All: Wellness, Resilience, and Recovery”. The contest is open to adults, youth and family members…

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The Seeds of Transformation

A poem by Valera Corliss The Seeds of Transformation The seeds of Transformation,lie deep, desiccated, dormant, in thefurnace of the rocky, sandy desert soil.Dreaming of Rain…Thirsting for waters of restoration,resurrection…of Hope and Faith in Potential,The Possible…Waiting for the baptism of Love thatnurtures theEmergence,from the desolation of their inheritance.To rise above, conquer the environment ofdesolationthey were…