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.

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.

Newsletter #2 – June 15, 2019

Summit II, April 25, 2019 On April 25, 2019, nearly 100 Pierce County representatives from emergency services, law enforcement, juvenile justice, community mental health, healthcare, education, child welfare and developmental services came together to confirm our first actions to make our dream of a coordinated mental health system for children a

Community Needs Statement

Community Needs Statement Summary of Pierce County Data and Community Needs Assessments: Insight into the current mental health status of our youth, the services available to them, and the task(s) before us. Data reviewed: Mental Health America (2017) report; County Health Rankings (2018); Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA, 2018); Healthy Youth

Our First Newsletter

Newsletter to the Pierce County Community Linking Arms to Improve Children’s Mental Health The Summit 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

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