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King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum: A community conversation about mental health and substance abuse

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2017 Behavioral Health Legislative Forum:
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall – 301 Mercer St, Seattle

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2017 Forum Agenda: 

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Reception (open to all), with opportunities for community members to connect directly with legislators and county councilmembers.

7:00-8:30 p.m. – Program, featuring:

  • King County’s proposed behavioral health legislative priorities for 2018.
  • Reflections from recovery advocate Lauren Davis.
  • Compelling personal stories from individuals in mental health and addiction recovery.
  • The perspectives and priorities of legislators and county councilmembers.

For those who can arrive early, an interactive Recovery in Action event will begin at 4:00 p.m. before the forum. This event will include actionable opportunities to reduce stigma associated with behavioral health disorders, plus networking, food, door prizes, and free T-shirts!

Legislators Already Confirmed for 2017: (as of 9/7/17) 

Sen. Palumbo (1st), Rep. Bergquist (11th), Sen. Hasegawa (11th), Rep. Kagi (32nd), Rep. Gregerson (33rd), Rep. Orwall (33rd), Rep. Cody (34th), Sen. Saldaña (37th), Rep. Robinson (38th), Rep. Senn (41st), Rep. Macri (43rd), Sen. Pedersen (43rd), Sen. Frockt (46th), Rep. Pollet (46th), Sen. Kuderer (48th).  

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2016 Forum Archive:

See video of the 2016 forum program. 2016 forum participants by the numbers:

  • 600 community members
  • 20 state legislators
  • 3 county councilmembers
  • 36 total federal/state/county legislative offices represented
  • 15 legislators met informally with constituents

 

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2017 Forum Co-Sponsors

The 21st Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum is co-sponsored by:

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute
All Home
ACRS
Ombuds
CCS
Chad's Legacy Project
Community Health Plan of Washington
Coordinated Care
Crisis Clinic
DESC
Facing Addiction
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Friends of Youth
KYFS
Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Many Minds
MultiCare Behavioral Health
NAMI Washington
NAMI Eastside
NAMI Seattle
Navos
Nexus
Peers of King County
PHS
PSCBW
Prevention WINS
at Seattle Children's Hospital
Recovery Cafe
ReWA
Ryther
Seadrunar
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Seattle Counseling
SIHB
Sound Mental Health
THS
Transitional Resources
United Healthcare
WASAVP
WRA
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