Category: General/Misc.

The following are news articles that don't really fit in any particular category, but they are interesting to read nonetheless!

  • Compass Health Communities Made A Difference!

    Thank You! With the combined total from our Building Communities of Hope Luncheon on Thursday, October 6th, Compass Health raised over $78,000 to support our work in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom Counties.

    By supporting Compass Health, you have ensured that families and individuals in our communities have access to a full continuum of care and a chance at living a life full of recovery and purpose!

    If you were unable to attend the event, or unable to donate during the … More »

  • Compass Health in the News: Mukilteo community forum to focus on grief and loss

    MUKILTEO — A community forum is scheduled Thursday evening at the Rosehill Community Center to offer resources for dealing with grief and loss.

    The forum was scheduled in response to the July 30 shooting deaths of three young adults in the city and the wounding of a fourth.

    People may have a delayed reaction to distress, said Stacey Alles, chief operating officer for Compass Health. The nonprofit mental health organization is among the groups that have been offering assistance.

    People … More »

  • King 5 Giving Day: Compass Health’s Therapeutic Foster Care program

    Happy to report that Compass Health staff Megan Boyle and Debbie Patrick represented our agency on New Day Northwest to talk about the Therapeutic Foster Care program. We were awarded a grant from TEGNA, which is the KING 5’s parent company, to continually support our efforts in this program.

    – Here is the segment from yesterday with Megan Boyle and Debbie Patrick from Compass Health :

  • Campbell Nissan Big Vehicle Giveaway


    Compass Health needs your help!

    We have been selected by one of our great and very generous partners, Campbell Nissan in Lynnwood, to participate in their “Big Vehicle Giveaway.”

    We have the chance to win a brand new van that is wrapped with the Compass Health logo for 2 years, $1,000, or both! It all depends on how many votes Compass Health gets from now until 8/31.


    Voting is really easy and should take you less than a minute to complete.

    We hope that you take just a … More »

  • Become a champion for Compass Health kids today!

    The kids at Compass Health need your help today!  Thinking ahead to the new school year, many of the over 4,500 kids that Compass serves will not have the support they need to be successful this year.

    Did you know that according to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 20% or 1 in 5 kids will have a seriously debilitating mental health disorder in their lifetimes? Did you also know that the majority of the kids Compass Health serves come from households that are making below … More »

  • From the Skagit Valley Herald: Oasis Shelter and Daylight Center offering teen therapy sessions

    MOUNT VERNON — For the past two years, Claudia Avendano-Ibarra has seen a need in the community that she has hoped to help fill.

    Read on here.

  • In a Crisis, Simply Wanting to Help Isn’t Enough

    In a Crisis, Simply Wanting to Help Isn’t Enough


    Ethan Call, a college student, was worried when he noticed that his friend—who normally attended church every Sunday—didn’t show up to teach Sunday School that day. He knew she had been struggling with depression and anxiety. So, he texted her and asked if she was okay. She wasn’t.


    Gwen Cubit, a mother from Texas, was worried when her son texted her from Maryland asking her to call him—that it was urgent. She picked up the … More »

  • Guest Column: by Barbara Starr in the San Juan Journal

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    By Barbara Starr, LICSW is the Program Manager for Compass Health in San Juan County.


    Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Nationally, twenty percent of both adults and youth experience mental health problems in any given year. In San Juan County, this means that 2,755 adults and 452 youth ages 13-18 have experienced a mental health problem this year alone. In addition, approximately 641 adults in our county live with a serious mental … More »

  • May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

     National Mental Health Month Messages:

    • Mental health is integral to your overall health. The mind and body are intricately connected; there can be “no health without mental health.”
    • When a person has “good” mental health, they deal better with what comes their way.
    • Poor mental health can significantly harm a person’s general health.
    • Stress has a huge impact on our lives and can make even day-to-day life difficult. Research shows … More »
  • Compass Health in the News with Camp Mariposa!!


    "The camps are designed to reduce the feelings of fear, guilt and loneliness that children living with a parent with addictions can ...have, he said. The camps also provide kids an opportunity to bond with other children with similar experiences.

    "Since the first local camps kicked off in Snohomish County, 51 children have participated, said Megan Boyle, associate director of Compass' intensive services for children.

    "Campers come not just from Snohomish County … More »