Pierce County Youth Behavioral Health System Overview
May 24, 2023 03:00 PM
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For Mental Health Month this year, Mental Health America and Kids Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC) are encouraging individuals to look around and look within. From your neighborhood to genetics, many factors come into play when it comes to mental health conditions. We encourage everyone to consider how the world around them effects their mental health. Challenges like gentrification, community violence, and lack of access to resources can negatively impact mental health. While many of these can be out of your control, being an advocate for change and making healthy community connections can bring hope.
To help support information sharing and building connection, KMHPC has partnered with Catholic Community Services to facilitate a community webinar that will provide a broad overview of the youth behavioral health system in Pierce County. Participants will hear more about the behavioral health care continuum, tips and resources for behavioral health navigation and learn more about our youth mobile crisis services. Crisis behavioral health services are available to residents in Pierce County through a variety of partnerships with community providers. Hear from our local county providers about signs and symptoms of a crisis, and how to access services to keep kids healthy in our community.
Catholic Community Services: Youth Mobile Crisis Services
Children and youth in crisis are served by a team of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialists through Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health (FBH) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. FBH offers a full array of services to assist families in resolving crises in their children. Services may range from a one-time crisis contact to referrals to community mental health providers or a more intensive service areas such WISe, FAST or other community providers.
To access Youth Crisis Services call: Toll Free: 1-800-576-7764 TDD: 253-798-4349