Author Archives: Cassidy Brown

Comprehensive Healthcare and Central Washington University Revitalize Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program, Bringing More Support to Local Communities

Yakima, Wash., May 28, 2024–Today, Comprehensive Healthcare and Central Washington University (CWU) announced a significant initiative to help fill the gap of behavioral health specialists in the region. Comprehensive Healthcare will gift nearly $770,000 to the CWU Foundation to reestablish the CWU Mental Health Counselling (MHC) graduate program, enabling the university to prepare master’s-level candidates […]

National Prevention Week: 5 Ways to Promote Prevention in Your Community

National Prevention Week is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about substance use prevention and promoting positive mental health. It’s a time to celebrate the efforts of communities and organizations across the country that are working tirelessly to prevent substance abuse and promote mental well-being. This week serves as a reminder of the power […]

State-Funded Drop-In Center in Yakima Will Positively Impact Our Community

The recent approval of $800,000 in state funding for a new drop-in center in Yakima represents a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to support and uplift vulnerable populations in our community. This initiative, spearheaded by a collaborative, bipartisan effort in the Washington state legislature, promises to create a transformative space where individuals facing homelessness, […]

Finding the Right Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide

Taking the first step to seek therapy is a significant decision towards better mental health. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply looking for personal growth, finding the right therapist is crucial for a successful therapeutic journey. In this blog, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to find a […]

Understanding Substance Use Disorders: Breaking the Stigma and Seeking Help

“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” -Rita Stradling. Today marks the beginning of Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, an annual health observance encouraging dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. In light of this week, it’s crucial to recognize the profound impact of substance use […]

Celebrating 10 Years of the Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Program at Comprehensive Healthcare

Comprehensive Healthcare is marking a significant milestone as it celebrates a decade of the Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) program, an innovative initiative that has positively impacted nearly 800 children, youth, and families across the Columbia region. WISe utilizes a team approach to address the intensive mental health needs of children and youth, providing support […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2024: Empowering Youth Through Dialogue on Drug Use and Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is once again upon us, serving as a vital platform for promoting informed dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction, particularly among young people. This annual health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), […]

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder can be a challenging journey. It’s a mental health condition that is characterized by extreme mood swings, including emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). It affects millions of people worldwide and can significantly impact their daily lives, relationships, and overall well-being. Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is also often misunderstood, leading […]