News: Most Recent

  • Donate to Compass Health this Holiday Season

     
    Dear friends,
     
    As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, we are reminded that the holiday season is quickly approaching! For many of us, this means time to celebrate with family and friends and enjoy all that the season of giving has to offer. For other families in our communities, especially the ones that Compass Health serves every day, the same is not true. This time of year can mean struggling every day just to get by, and for some, even finding a safe place to … More »
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification Training Courses

    Compass Health is pleased to announce that we now offer both Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification and Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification training courses. 

    We have been providing Adult Mental Health First Aid course since 2009 .  This year we had four staff become certified to instructors for the Youth Mental Health First Aid course.
    Over 265 individuals have attended the Adult Mental Health First Aid classes we have offered.  Each class is one full day, but well worth … More »
  • September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

    September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week

    Suicide is preventable, and we can all play a role in this.  To do this, we need to know more about it. We need to know how big the problem is in our communities, what the warning signs are, and what to do if we see these signs in someone we know.

    To learn what you and others can do in your community, please download and share the Suicide Prevention Community Participation Packet, and Governor Inslee's Proclamation.  If you know … More »

  • One PacificCoast Bank Sponsors Compass Health

    With the Compass Health Building Communities of Hope Breakfast approaching, we wanted to take a moment to highlight our newest organization sponsor, One PacificCoast Bank. With a business banking model unlike any other in the region, they wanted to share their story of how their banking practices are beneficial to the communities we all so deeply care about. Cynthia Weaver mentioned in the article, just recently toured Compass Health's Bailey Center to learn more about the comprehensive … More »
  • Donate to Support Our Peer Center!

    Did you know that other than providing comprehensive mental health services, Compass Health supports our community through homelessness alleviation programs? Through our Bailey Peer Center, Compass Health is able to provide food, shelter, and a sense of belonging to almost 1,200 homeless individuals in our community. Our program is vital to the community and allows individuals going through some of the most challenging situations in life to find the care and support they need.
     
    The … More »
  • Compass Health Partners with UW Students

    For the first time, Compass Health is partnering with students from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs enrolled in the summer semester A term grant writing course to prepare three grants for our organization. These masters level students will work with the Compass Health Development Department to learn about our various programs in what is sure to be an exciting and rewarding four weeks! Students will visit Compass Health facilities and meet with program directors to gain an … More »

  • News from Compass Health North

    Compass Health is happy to celebrate two exciting events in Skagit and Island counties.
     
    Recently, with the dedicated work of Compass's Mt. Vernon staff and the generous support from Foothills Toyota-Scion in Burlington, Compass now has a new van for use in our northern counties. The van will allow us to continue to respond to the needs of Skagit County children, families and individual adults in need of crisis response, mental health services and ongoing treatment.
     
    Way to go … More »
  • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963

     
    May is Mental Health Month and a great opportunity to spread the word that mental illness is real, common, and treatable and that help is available in your community. It’s especially significant this year as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 and welcome President Obama’s proclamation recognizing May as National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2013.
     
    For millions of Americans with mental illness, the Community Mental Health Act signed by … More »
  • Compass Health Celebrates the Opening of its Remodeled Triage Center

    On Monday 5/20/13, Compass Health unveiled its newly remodeled Triage Center at the Bailey Center!
     
    Purpose
    When Snohomish County passed the .1% Sales Tax, an Advisory Board was created to provide direct feedback to County officials from the community. 
    Simultaneously, there was a region-wide Crisis System Review (initiated by NSMHA in late 2009) that brought many representatives from across the region together to take a long-term look at the Crisis System.  One of the top … More »
  • 6 Foster Care Skills You Need to Know Before Being a Foster Parent

    Basics to Being a Foster Parent

    By Carrie Craft, About.com Guide

    The following 6 statements describe the basic knowledge base of successful foster parents. Of course there is more to being a foster parent, but these 6 points are a great place to start.

    Foster Care Skill #1 - Know your home and family.

    Before jumping into foster care, most families spend two or three years just thinking about it. Here are a few points to consider before making the final decision on whether or not … More »