Goal: 1000 More Face Masks for Kids!

Thank you from our hearts to yours –  to the sewing circles, the faith communities, the civic clubs, and the individuals who quickly stepped up to provide KMHS Adult staff and Clients with cloth face masks! Your rapid and generous response to our request has made what seemed a daunting task possible! Because of you, we were able to reach our goal of 1000 masks – two for each of our staff – and within just two weeks!

We have a new, just in request! Our Child and Family Services Department is in need of cloth face masks for kids – we are in need especially of kid-sized small and medium size cloth masks. Can you help us reach our goal of 1000 kid-sized masks over the next 30 days? Any masks that you are able to contribute will help us greatly. Please read this page for more information about sewing masks.

Finished masks can be delivered or mailed to our outpatient lobby located at 5455 Almira Drive NE, Bremerton, WA 98311 during regular business hours, or we can coordinate a drop off at one of our locations in Port Orchard or Poulsbo. Contact us at communityrelations@kmhs.org.   Thank you for your support!

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

There is a lot of important information available about what is happening locally and throughout the world with COVID-19. We want to share with you information you may find helpful about COVID-19’s impact on mental health and emotional well-being.

These resources offer useful information regarding how to support our own mental health and well-being and that of our families, our friends, and our communities.

National Resources

Mental Health America:  Information and Resources

National Institute of Mental Health:  Shareable Resources

Managing Your Mental Health: Resources from National Behavioral Health Council on Mental Health First Aid:

How to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19
How to Care For Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing
How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?
How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19
How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19

Local Resources

Washington Listens is a program that provides non-clinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. The program includes a call-in line where support specialists are available to provide information and connection to community resources local to your area.  The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained. Read the Washington Listens Fact Sheet here to learn more.

Washington Listens is available Monday through Friday 9 am to 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6pm. To reach Washington Listens call 1-833-681-0211, or visit their website.  TTY is available.

Olympic Community of Health:  Toolkit With Resources for Download

As you go about your day, keeping this in mind may be of help:

Connection whenever you can
Validate often-Normalize the experience-Everyone has this
Forgive yourself for not having the same energy level.
Forgive others for not having the same energy level.
Find a way to incorporate at least one thing, every day, that gives you joy.

For information and updates about KMHS temporary service changes due to COVID-19, click here.