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Helping children, families and communities thrive.

Behavioral health is key to your overall health. It includes how people think, feel and act.

Youth Behavioral Health: What's on their minds? Infographic

People with good behavioral health can navigate life, have positive relationships and adapt to change. Poor mental health can lead to substance use disorder and other problems.

Stigma stops people from asking for services or support. That can lead to death. If you know someone with mental health problems, you can help them:

  • Seek treatment if they need it.
  • Connect with people.
  • Join a support group.
  • Seek mental health resources.

If you struggle with mental health, you’re not alone. Pierce County surveys show:

  • In 2017: 26% of people over 18 had 1-13 poor mental health days per month.
  • In 2018: People averaged 4 poor mental health days per month. The state average is 3.8.
    • 12% have frequent mental distress. 

These things contribute to behavioral health:

How you can get help.

Emergency medical services Call 911
Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 (Veterans, press 1)
Text: 741741, then hit "Send."
Suicide Lifeline (800) 273-8255 (TALK)
Safer homes, suicide aware Click here.
Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860
Trevor Project (LGBTQ) (866) 488-7386
Addiction recovery (866) 789-1511
Treatment referral (877) 726-4727