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Coping with Mental Health During COVID-19

Studies have shown the emotional impact of quarantine during other disease outbreaks and indicate that such isolations can lead to negative mental health outcomes. During this extraordinary time of uncertainty and fear, it is likely that mental health issues and substance use disorders among people with mental health conditions will be intensified. In addition, pandemics […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. Its about how you drive, not where you’re going. “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”  – Mariska Hargitay We join you all in Celebrating Mental Health Illness Awareness week. Mental Health is as important as physical health – Fight the stigma.

How Educators Can Spot Depression and Anxiety in Virtual Classrooms

As the pandemic has driven us to social isolation, we need to be paying particular attention to when students are struggling with mental health issues particularly in this new Virtual Classroom world. It is important that we are able to recognize signs and symptoms of depression and suicidal behaviors in youth in this new medium; […]

September is Suicide Prevention Month

During these trying times of social and political unrest, climate change and Covid Pandemic requiring social distancing, many people are left feeling not only physically distant, but emotionally distant too. Social isolation is a contributing risk factor for suicide, this being Suicide prevention month, we here at Smokey Point want to encourage you to stay […]

Learn About Minority Mental Health Month

“Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans… It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness, as well as their families. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illness. During this time of […]

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Expands TeleHealth for Mental Health and Addiction Services

Free Virtual Consultations are Available 24/7. Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, the trusted choice for mental health and addiction services in Snohomish County since 2017 is now offering behavioral health services through telehealth. These are troubling times for people, both physically and mentally, and Smokey Point has expanded offerings to meet the needs of the community. […]

Covid-19 Update for Patients, Visitors, and Guests

Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Prior to the coronavirus vaccine being available to the general public, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital will be providing COVID-19 Vaccination as soon as it is available to all front line caregivers and employees. Once we are supplied with the vaccine we’ve developed an implementation process and […]

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4 Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year’s Resolution

The start of a new year, not to mention a new decade, is a great time to set goals. Too often, though, we don’t follow through on our New Year’s resolutions. Before you give up on yours entirely, consider these tips for giving meaning to your goals so you can make them more permanent. According […]