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Save the Date for the 2017 Legislative Forum:        Monday, November 13, 6:00-8:30 p.m.        



An estimated 600 community members attended the 2016 20th Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Town Hall Seattle on December 7.

Executive Dow Constantine at the podium

King County Executive Dow Constantine gave opening remarks. National Council President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Rosenberg gave a keynote address. King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division director Jim Vollendroff discussed current issues in mental health and substance abuse, and highlighted King County’s behavioral health legislative priorities. Recovery journey presenters Laura and Todd Crooks, Mike Perry, and Shrounda Selivanoff shared very moving personal stories.

An unprecedented total of 20 state legislators attended along with 3 county councilmembers. Jim_Vollendroff_at_podiumIn addition, 6 more state legislators, 2 more county councilmembers, and 5 members of Congress were represented by staff, for a total of 36 legislative offices represented. In addition, the forum facilitated direct in-person engagement between 15 state legislators and their constituents.

Shrounda_SelivanoffClick here for a video of the legislative forum program, courtesy of broadcast partner Seattle Channel. The forum will also air on TVW several times throughout January 2017. ClearChannel 850-AM will also be broadcasting the forum on the radio as part of emcee Neil Scott's Recovery Coast to Coast show.

Stay tuned to this site for information about the 2017 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum!

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2016 Forum Co-Sponsors

The 20th Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum is co-sponsored by:

All Home
Chad's Legacy Project
Community Health Plan of Washington
Community House
Coordinated Care
Crisis Clinic
Downtown Seattle Association
Facing Addiction
Friends of Youth
Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Many Minds
The Marah Project
MH Ombuds
Molina Healthcare
NAMI Washington
NAMI Eastside
NAMI Seattle
Prevention WINS
at Seattle Children's Hospital
Recovery Cafe
Seattle Counseling
Sound Mental Health
United Healthcare
Valley Cities
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