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

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall – 301 Mercer St, Seattle
To add the forum to your calendar, click "Add to Calendar" on the forum’s Eventbrite page.

 

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

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.

Jim_Vollendroff_at_podiumAn unprecedented total of 20 state legislators attended along with 3 county councilmembers. In 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. Also, 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

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2017 Forum Co-Sponsors

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

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ACRS
Ombuds
CCS
Chad's Legacy Project
Community Health Plan of Washington
Crisis Clinic
DESC
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Friends of Youth
KYFS
Many Minds
NAMI Washington
NAMI Eastside
NAMI Seattle
Navos
Nexus
PHS
PSCBW
Prevention WINS
at Seattle Children's Hospital
Recovery Cafe
ReWA
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Seattle Counseling
SIHB
THS
Transitional Resources
United Healthcare
WASAVP
WRA
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