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…

May is Mental Health Month! “Connect to Wellness” with these resources from our partners.

May is Mental Health Month and King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has partnered with behavioral health providers in our communities to develop and launch our 2022 Mental Health Month campaign, “Connect to Wellness.”

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.  

Health Through Housing to Bring More Housing to the Region in the Coming Months

Health Through Housing is an initiative to rapidly acquire up to 1,600 units of affordable housing for residents experiencing, or at risk of, chronic homelessness while reducing racial-ethnic disproportionality. We’ve acquired nearly 1,000 units for at-risk and chronically homeless residents—housing that is dignified, connected, and service-enriched.  The initiative reached a new milestone last month when…

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.…