Mental Health Transformation Grant Archive
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Counties Begin Use of Tax Dollars for Mental Health Services
Appendix 1: Listing of Prior Reports Reviewed
Appendix 2: Summary of Recommendations from Prior Reports
Appendix 3: Policy Options Summary
Appendix 4: Regional Meeting Detail - Participants
Appendix 5: Regional Meeting Detail - PCHH
Appendix 6: Regional Meeting Detail - Children's Service Integration
Appendix 7: Regional Meeting Detail - EBPP Promotion
Appendix 8: Regional Meeting Detail - Flexible Funding
Thirteen of 39 counties in Washington have now adopted a local sales tax to fund mental health and chemical dependency services, indicating increased interest for local support of mental health programs state-wide. A report released this month by the Mental Health Transformation Project (MHTP) and the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT) outlines the progress of counties in using the tax.
Mental Health Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in Washington State: The 2007 Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Survey was developed and administered by the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT) to identify and assess the utilization of mental health “Evidence Based Practices” (EBPs) in Washington State. The results are intended to directly inform planning and programming efforts, as well as serve as a baseline for tracking EBP implementation in the future.
- Mental Health Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in Washington State - full report with appendices
- Mental Health Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in Washington State - without appendices)
- Appendices A - G
So far, eight of 39 Washington State counties have taken advantage of a new state law that provides counties with an option for funding mental health and chemical dependency services, according to a recent report from the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training in Spokane (WIMHRT East), Implementing E2SSB-5763 in Washington State Counties.
- Counties adopting the new funding strategy, which calls for an increase in the sales tax of 0.1 percent, were Clallam, Clark, Island, Jefferson, King, Okanogan, Skagit and Spokane.
- Another five counties are currently considering passing the tax. They are Lewis, San Juan, Snohomish, Whatcom and Yakima.
"The need for and benefit of mental health and chemical dependency treatment substantially contributed to passage of the measure," says Anne Strode, a research associate with the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training in Spokane (WIMHRT East). Strode authored the report.
The Mental Health Transformation Project created numerous toolkits to provide the tools and information to aid individuals. A toolkit is a collection of information, resources, and advice for a specific subject area or activity. The following toolkits are provided:
- Crisis Intervention
- Mini-grant Program
- Mental Health Reporting
- Consumer Run Organizations
- Youth in Transition Toolkit: Gateway to the World
- Introduction and Table of Contents
- Module 1: Money, Home and Food Management
- Module 2: Personal, Health, Social and Safety Skills
- Module 3: Education, Employment, Career Tools, Skills and Strategies
- Module 4: Housing, Transportation and Community Resources
- Module 5: Young Parent's Guide
- Module 6: Household Management
- Module 7: Washington State Resources Guide
- Appendix: Additional Resources for Youth In Transition
Stop StigmaEducational Materials
- Elements of Recovery for People Experiencing Mental Illness This fact sheet describes key elements that help many consumers in recovery.
- Feeling Better: A Guide to the Mental Health System and Getting the Help You Need This is a guide developed with the help of people who have experienced mental illness or mental health problems to share what they’ve learned about navigating the mental health system.
- A Parent's Guide to the Public Mental Health System
A guide for parents developed by SAFE WA to support parents, caregivers and youth around issues related to complex mental heath, emotional and behavioral health needs.
- Promoting Recovery in Organizations
This fact sheet describes basic principles mental health organizations can adopt to support persons with mental illness in their journeys’ to recovery.
- Supporting Recovery: An Overview This fact sheet describes basic principles mental health providers can adopt to support persons with mental illness in their journeys’ to recovery.
- Youth Guide to the WA Mental Health System A guide for youth designed by youth in partnership with caring adults to help youth navigate the mental health system, know their rights and access treatment.
- Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research
- Developing a Stigma Reduction Initiative
- In Our Own Voice: Living With Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) -- National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
- SAMHSA's Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS Center)
- StigmaBusters (NAMI)
- Stigma: Building Awareness And Understanding About Mental Illness
- Stigma Watch (NMHA)
- What A Difference A Friend Makes
- Formative Research ReportThis research was used in developing the “social marketing” approach to eliminating the stigma surrounding of mental illness in Washington State.
- July 2007 Progress Report
This report provides status as of July 2007 on the "social marketing" anti-stigma initiative for the Mental Health Transformation Project.
- Social Marketing Plan
This marketing plan was developed for the Mental Health Transformation Project’s initiative to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness in Washington State.