Mental Health Services
More and more people with mental illness are living on the streets
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports:
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million—experiences mental illness in a given year.
- An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
- Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in the past year.
The Mission builds relationships with downtown businesses and individuals to bring mentally disordered people off the streets and into treatment.
Larry, our former Mission expert shares, "It's time to change our thinking about those with mental illness."
Success with partnerships
We’re partnering with the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) ambassadors, local service providers, and law enforcement. Through these partnerships, we can respond quickly and reduce 911 calls. Our goal is to give men and women mental health services to promote stability, wellness, and positive participation in the community.
Our mental health program in downtown Seattle provides:
- Relationship building
- Mental health first aid
- Crisis response and intervention
- Community training and education
- Referrals to service providers by outreach specialist
We can't meet the skyrocketing needs alone. We're looking for volunteers to sign up for our Mental Health First Aid Training and partner with us on the street.
Do you want to help? Get in touch with Terry — firstname.lastname@example.org.