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Join us for the 2022 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference!

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Advocating for behavioral health
in Washington State

The Washington Council works to preserve essential community behavioral health services that promote recovery for our state's most vulnerable citizens.

Advancing Behavioral Health in Washington State

The Washington Council works to preserve essential community behavioral health services that promote recovery for our state’s most vulnerable citizens

A world in which behavioral health is understood and effective care is universally available.

Washington Council for Behavioral Health is a trailblazer for behavioral health in Washington State—connecting providers to create a unified voice in state government, while forging a stronger future for healthcare and better overall care for people with mental illness and addictions.

Advocacy & action for mental health & addiction recovery


A strong, credible, and unified voice and source for statewide expertise in community mental health and addiction treatment.

Policy Analysis, Translation, and Education

Analysis of key issues, trends, and policies that impact community behavioral health.


Connecting behavioral health to total health through connections with state agencies, legislators, and our member agencies.

Spotlight News

Start Your Path to a rewarding career in Behavioral Health!

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A career in behavioral health is a great way to help people in your community, and change lives! Lots of opportunities are available now, and you can learn more at There are many benefits to a behavioral health career, including: Variety: Pursue career opportunities within a wide range of occupations, populations, and professional settings Growth: Continue to build your skills and experience through a variety of educational pathways and career choices Community: Help your community thrive, while joining a…

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Discover Our Behavioral Health Training Calendar

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Stay current on the latest training opportunities in mental health and substance abuse recovery across Washington State! We encourage providers, state agencies, and consumer advocacy organizations to send us your training opportunities. To request that your training event be added to the calendar, please contact Alison Avery at and include the following information: Date Title Location Brief summary Contact information Copy of the flier or registration brochure View the calendar
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2021 WA Behavioral Healthcare Conference-Thanks for attending!

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first virtual WBHC, Stronger Together - A Path Forward! We had 687 attendees, 4 national expert keynote speakers, and tracks of workshops including Recovery & Resiliency, Race & Equity in Behavioral Health, Emerging, Best, & Promising Practices, Corrections & Mental Health, Management, Leadership & Operations, and more! You can find available handouts HERE! The Washington Council for Behavioral Health is grateful for funding from the Health Care Authority and the Department of...
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