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September 8, 2014

DSHS grant will transform lives through supported employment

September 5, 2014

Supreme Court grants motion to stay timeline in ruling to move mentally ill patients into psychiatric beds

August 25, 2014
Governor approves $30 million in funds to ease shortage of mental health evaluation and treatment beds

August 07, 2014
Supreme Court rules against detaining mental health patients in local hospitals

July 10, 2014

Clarification on weapons background checks for mental health patients

June 24, 2014

Keeping marijuana away from teens top focus for state leaders (Governor's Office)

November 1, 2013

Washington State Expands Funding for Intensive Mental Health Services

Aug. 30, 2013

DSHS, HCA and Plaintiffs announce settlement of lawsuit targeting children's mental health services

March 14, 2013

Fewer teens use tobacco and alcohol; many need support for depressive feelings
Healthy Youth Survey explores attitudes and behaviors among 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders 

November 08, 2012
Washington awarded grant to help foster children with emotional disabilities

November 7, 2012

Awards announced at Washington's Prevention Summit

October 02, 2012

Washington state awarded grant to help children with emotional disabilities

September 28, 2012

More Washington youth to receive services for substance use conditions

August 3, 2012

DSHS schedules public hearings on proposed Lummi Counseling opiate substitution treatment program

April 13, 2012

Local Communities Pull Together to Reduce Underage Drinking

March 13, 2012

Washington state releases proposal to integrate Medicare/Medicaid for dually eligible individuals

Washington state selected for project to expand access to emergency psychiatric care

March 7, 2012

Interim agreement reached in children's mental health lawsuit    

Text of Interim Agreement     KUOW:Landmark Agreement To Improve Mental Health for Kids in WA

December 19, 2011
DSHS schedules public hearings on proposed Eastside opiate substitution treatment program

November 16, 2011

Grant will improve Children's Mental Health Services in Washington

October 20, 2011

Prevention Summit Engages Youth and Adults to Lead and Achieve

October 3, 2011

Yakima COD and Treatment Conference focuses on 'Maintaining Quality During Times of Transition and Reform

Sept 2, 2011

DSHS receives $8.3 million to integrate behavioral and primary health care grant to help low-income patients in Seattle and King County

July 7, 2011

DSHS schedules public hearings on proposed Spokane Valley methadone treatment program

July 6, 2011

New Recovery Help Line offers integrated support services