July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!
Join us on July 25th & 26th, 2018 in Tacoma or Pasco, WA for a Panel Discussion & Open Forum on the following Topics:
- Lack of Information and Misunderstanding About Mental Health, - Faith, Spirituality, And Community
- Reluctance and Inability to Access Mental Health Services - Distrust and Misdiagnosis & Socio-Economic Factors
- Provider Bias and Inequality of Care
- How & When to Seek Help
- How to Talk to A Loved One
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Join us on May 23, 2018 in Centralia or Spokane, WA for a Panel Discussion & Open Forum on the following Topics:
- The Different Levels of Treatment
- Recognizing Signs & Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders
- Barriers to Care
- How to talk to a love one who you suspect has a Mental Health Disorder.
- Co-occurring Disorder
ABHS Names New Mental Health Program Director
Ricky’s Law: Involuntary Treatment Act for Substance Use Disorder (ITA)
On April 1, 2018, The Involuntary Treatment Act for Substance Use Disorders (ITA) law went into effect.
What does this mean?
Designated mental health professionals will become Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs), and community members who are a danger to themselves or others, other’s property, or gravely disabled due to a drug or alcohol problem may be involuntary detained to a secure withdrawal management and stabilization facility—also known as secure detox.
ABHS holds the 48 beds for the ITA Law in both Chehalis & Spokane.