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Light Up Green! May 2024

Mental Health Month was started by Mental Health America and has been observed during May since 1949. The purpose of Mental Health Month is to raise awareness, educate the public about mental health conditions, and reduce the stigma that surrounds these conditions. Light Up Green is part of our Mental Health Month campaign in which we ask buildings and structures across the U.S. to light up green (the color for mental health awareness) throughout the month of May.

Mary Bridge: Bridges Center for Grieving Children Webinar Series

Description: Children and Teens are faced with the reality of death in their families, neighborhoods, and city at greater rate than ever before. Professionals often find they are desiring of more tools and understanding of how to support the grieving children and families in the community. In this webinar series professionals will be provided with both instructional and experiential content to better equip them to provide a healing relational experience for children and teens who have experienced death.


Facing the Growing Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

In October 2018, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pierce County Police Chiefs Association, Tacoma School District and HopeSparks convened a Children’s Mental Health Summit. 70-plus leaders and front-line staff – spanning emergency services, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, crisis services, emergency medicine, primary care, education, and social services – came together to define the barriers and begin to identify a common agenda to improve child and adolescent mental health services.

Key summit themes:

      • Agencies across the board have the will to improve. There is tremendous energy to build a collaborative solution and engage in collective action.
      • A formal collaborative effort is needed to bring partners together around a common vision and agenda.
      • Partners share a keen focus on equity as a value and common goal.

About Us – Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County

Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC) was first created to identify and address needs and barriers to accessing pediatric behavioral health care. Today, KMHPC includes 800 members representing over 60 community agencies and stakeholders.
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About KMHPC

Pierce County School-Based Mental Health Summit
October 24, 2023

Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis
Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort to address longstanding challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.

Pierce County Road Map to Youth Mental Health Services.pdf

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