Feeling “Ghosted” No More

Crossposted from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools New educational theatre production helps bring the mental health challenges that many young people deal with out into the open. Note from the editor: Ghosted will be presented at the following King County Schools in Fall/Winter 2019: Rainier Beach High School (Seattle) – November 6-7, 2019 Franklin High School…

Save The Date! 2019 School-Based Health Retreat

UPDATE: AGENDA RELEASED! We are thrilled to announce that Seattle City Councilmember, Lorena Gonzalez will be leading our welcome this year and Marya Gingrey, Director of Equity and Community Partnerships at Healthier Here will be giving the keynote address. 8:30-9am – Coffee and networking 9-9:15am – Welcome from Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez 9:15-10:15am – Keynote with…

King County Program Aims to Help Students’ Mental Health

Cross posted from Seattle Magazine More and more students are stressed, depressed and even suicidal. Can a new King County program make a difference? It’s a small but alarming statistic. Among kids ages 10–24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in King County. “We used to have a kid that we needed to hospitalize…

News Release: State officials urge action on youth mental health trends

Crossposted from: Washington Department of Health State officials urge action on youth mental health trends OLYMPIA — Recently released Healthy Youth Survey data show a high and increasing number of Washington youth reported feeling so sad or hopeless they stopped a usual activity or seriously considered suicide in the past year. The number of students who reported feeling…

May is Mental Health Month

For the last seventy years, Mental Health America has celebrated May as Mental Health Month. To celebrate in your School-Based Health Center, visit their website and explore their toolkit. Download fact sheets, posters, key messages, and articles that you can distribute through your school’s various communication outlets. Have photos of how your SBHC is celebrating Mental…