Strengthening our community one life at a time…
Whether in the community, home or school, Sound Mental Health is dedicated to helping children and youth overcome mental health and substance use disorder challenges. Our offerings include therapeutic foster care, school-based services, counseling programs and more, all designed to reintegrate the family and get kids back on track to becoming healthy and productive adults.
Sound Mental Health’s wide-ranging programs serve a diverse community.
Studies show that the strongest risk factor for passing violent behavior from one generation to the next is witnessing domestic violence in the home. Through innovative approaches, Sound Mental Health offers programs to break that cycle by delivering confidential and safe mental health and trauma services to survivors of domestic violence.
Fifty percent of all mental health care dollars are spent on adults who were abused as children.
Adult Mental Health Services
In the U.S., 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health issue in the course of a year. With comprehensive programs, Sound Mental Health helps adults from all walks of life overcome chronic and short term mental health issues, chemical dependency challenges, post-traumatic stress, cognitive issues and more.
Adults with serious mental illness die 25 years younger than other Americans.
Supportive Services for SMH Clients (such as Housing, Vocational and Substance Abuse Services)
Without a place to live, or employment, people living with mental health issues have difficulty accessing the services they need. Sound Mental Health is committed to offering supported housing, employment and other services that enable people to provide a life for themselves and their families.
Early treatment success rates for people with mental illness are between 60 and 80 percent.
Services for the Elder Population
Depression affects 1 in 5 older people in the community and 2 in 5 in care homes. Many in our older population have lived with mental illness all their lives and need somewhere to turn as they enter their golden years. The senior population in King County will reach nearly 25 percent by 2025. Sound Mental Health’s services are tailored specifically to these men and women and will help them stay as healthy as possible through the natural process of aging.
Depression affects more than 6.5 million of the 36 million Americans who are 65 years or older.
A vital community resource since 1966, Sound Mental Health is one of King County’s most comprehensive providers of mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services. With award-winning and innovative programs, we enable people in the community to live more fulfilled and productive lives and we promote a safer community for everyone. SMH has more than 80 programs, serving thousands of men, women and children, including:
- Individual and group therapies
- Chemical dependency and substance abuse services
- Domestic violence, therapeutic foster care and a range of children’s programs
- Psychiatric services
- Vocational services
- Grief and loss counseling
- Criminal justice and re-entry services
- Services for the deaf and developmentally disabled
- Crisis support services
- Military and veteran’s programs
- Housing services
- Specialized, innovative programs address complex, unmet mental health needs in the community
- Holistic approach to support includes both mental and physical well-being