Northwest Washington's Behavioral Healthcare Leader
January 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Page
Vaccination is an important step on the path out of the pandemic. We currently have a COVID-19 vaccination page with resources and updates given to us by the state and local levels.

Know your facts about the COVID-19 vaccine. We’re here to provide you with accurate information, including how the vaccine works and why it is a safe choice.

The page will be updated as new information is available!
Media Roundup: Compass Health in the News
As we all navigated election stress and those pre-winter blues, Compass Health has been busy sharing our insights on on law enforcement partnerships and strategies for mental wellness. Read on for some of our latest media coverage:
Skagit Valley Herald Highlight
Innovative law enforcement partnership finding success
We’re pleased to announce that our Integrated model of Police and Crisis Teams (IMPACT) program and our partnership with the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office was featured in the Skagit Valley Herald. IMPACT is garnering attention for its innovative approach to meeting community members’ needs, enabling a mental health professional to ride along with law enforcement to respond to mental health calls and connect individuals with appropriate resources.

“I really feel like lives change,” said Marla Johns, program manager with Compass Health.
Navigating the Pandemic's impact on mental health
2020 brought unprecedented upheaval, from virtual school, unemployment and economic disparity to the loss of in-person social connections to the toll this pandemic has taken on healthcare workers and, the tragic loss of so many family members and friends. We’ve all been touched by the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. See how Compass Health is helping the community navigate the effects of these dramatic changes.

“A lot of the increase that we’re seeing are folks that are not traditionally consumers of mental health care, but with all the things that have happened they are starting to feel overwhelmed.” Compass Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Camis Milam said.
Five Mental Health Resolutions for You to Make This Year
This year, your resolutions might include focusing more on your mental health and well-being. Although mental health resolutions are not overnight fixes, you can find real change by taking small, daily steps that become part of your everyday life. Here are a few mental health resolutions to help guide your health and wellness in 2021:

  • Make self-care a priority: This could mean an uninterrupted 15-minute walk, or it could be a vow to start each morning with a warm cup of tea.
  • Practice Gratitude: If you make time each day to focus on what you are grateful for; it can help improve your mental health.
  • Work Smarter: This tip is all about finally committing to a better work-life balance – one that leaves time for your personal life. 
  • Strengthen your connections with friends: Friendships need to be nourished.
  • Ask for Help: Realize that in 2021 you do not have to do it all alone.

As we make our way through the new year, remember wellness is not an item to check off your list, instead, it’s a work in progress that can lead to positive change.
Broadway Campus Redevelopment Update
Things continue to progress with our Broadway Campus Redevelopment project, with phase one slated to open in spring 2021. The first phase of the project includes 82 units of permanent supportive housing for people with chronic behavioral health challenges and space for on-site programs including peer support, homeless outreach, and housing stabilization.