May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

As providers and staff in schools, you are oftentimes positioned to best recognize mental health concerns in your students and connect them to services. But in addition to recognizing and addressing mental health, you also play a huge role in promoting mental wellbeing and resilience among your students. For all the roles that you play from prevention to treatment,…

Welcome Public Health’s Summer Interns!

As part of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Youth Opportunity Initiative, Public Health–Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is partnering with the City of Seattle Human Services Department, Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP), and Parks & Recreation to host six student interns during the Summer of 2017. A Health Educator with the School-Based Partnerships Program at PHSKC will supervise and mentor…

Addressing “13 Reasons Why” in Your Practice

A new series on Netflix titled “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of a teenager who commits suicide and the people she claims had a hand in her decision to kill herself. The series sparked national controversy among parents, educators, administrators, and suicide prevention experts, including concerns in Western Washington. Concerns arose over glorification of suicide…