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Kids Mental Health Pierce County Applauds Recent Position Statement Declaring a National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health

On October 19th, 2021 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Children’s Hospitals Association (CHA) jointly declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, noting alarming increases in depression, anxiety and suicidality experienced by children since the onset of the Covid pandemic. This emergency is of no surprise to Kids Mental Health Pierce County, a collaborative of over 60 agencies pulling together to serve the mental health needs of Pierce County youth.

September Webinar: Pierce County Youth Behavioral Health System Overview & Provider Highlight

While back-to-school is hard for most children and youth in a normal year, this year our kids and their families are facing extraordinary circumstances relating to the pandemic and infection control measures. To help, Kids' Mental Health Pierce County is hosting a webinar that discusses resources available to families in Pierce County.

Girl Talk Youth Forum

Youth Engagement Services Tacoma (YES-Tacoma) is happy to announce we will be starting “Girl Talk Youth Forum” (GTYF).  GTYF is a free 4 week virtual 60- minute therapy group for Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school teen girls, providing a safe space to find and give support with other teens while discussing relevant topics that matter to you. Participants will be eligible to win a pair of Apple AirPods. Stay tuned for more summer supports from the YES Team. Sessions will start on Monday, July 27th so we encourage early registration.

Pierce County Agency Highlight: Developmental Disabilities Administration

WATCH OUR JULY 14 WEBINAR NOW: Pierce County Agency Highlight: Developmental Disabilities Administration Developmental Disabilities Administration is a branch of DSHS. DDA spans services for qualifying individuals from birth to end of life. Our mission is to Transform lives by providing support and foster partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. Local members of DDA will be presenting an overview of DDA intake, eligibility, and services.

June Webinar: Pierce County Service Highlight: United Way 2-1-1 Behavioral Health Navigation

WATCH NOW: Webinar Jun 23, 2021 United Way 2-1-1 Behavioral Health Navigation Behavioral health is just as important as physical health issues, but sometimes it’s not easy to ask for help. This webinar will provide an overview of United Way's trained specialist that can provide confidential information about counseling, support groups and other forms of mental health assessment and treatment.

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