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King County Regional Mental Health Court Link outside of the City of Seattle web
King Countys Regional Mental Health Court serves individuals throughout King County, except for cases within the city of Seattle.

Local Service Providers

Crisis Clinic Link outside of the City of Seattle web
Crisis Clinic provides crisis intervention, information, and referral efficiently, effectively and with compassion to all people of King County. The Crisis Clinic operates a 24-hour broad focus telephone crisis intervention and referral service at (206) 461-3222.

King Countys Mental Health Division (MHCADSD)Link outside of the City of Seattle web
King County MHCADSD provides a list of both residential and community-based treatment providers for mental health issues.

Seattle Municipal Court Mental Health Court Forms

For more information about using these forms, email the Mental Health Court Liaison.Email

Referral Form: Please attach this form for any referral you request. Referral requests may be made to Judy Ashley ( Email), the Mental Health Court Liaison. You may also fax this form to Judy Ashley at 206-386-1272.

Release of Information: The Release of Information form should be attached to a referral request.

Referral Directions: Detailed directions and contact information for making referrals to Mental Health court.

Information and Advocacy Sites

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Greater Seattle (NAMI) Link outside of the City of Seattle web
NAMI - Greater Seattle is a non profit organization whose major goal is to address the unmet needs of individuals with severe mental illness and their families.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Link outside of the City of Seattle web
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of those whose lives are affected by these disorders.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Link outside of the City of Seattle web
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

The Council of State Government, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Consensus Project
The Consensus Project compiles information about Mental Health Courts and best practices across the country

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Link outside of the City of Seattle web
The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. Our name honors the federal appeals court judge whose landmark decisions pioneered the field of mental health law, and our advocacy is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity.

National Institute of Mental Health Link outside of the City of Seattle web
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment and, eventually prevention of mental illness.

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