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A troubling trend: Overdose deaths rise during COVID

Drug overdose deaths have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the 12 months ending in April 2021, breaking a previous record for the most deaths ever recorded during a one-year period. This surge is driven in large part by fatalities from synthetic opioids and illegal fentanyl, according […]

The pursuit of sustainable care and expanded access: The CCBHC Model

It’s no secret: It can be challenging to access behavioral health services, especially in the wake of the pandemic. Systemic workforce shortages in community behavioral healthcare have reached a critical tipping point. At Comprehensive Healthcare, we’ve had to temporarily close one of our programs and have experienced limited access simply because we do not have […]

50 years together, decades more to come

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO As we celebrate 50 years of service to our communities, we balance our thoughts between gratitude for the past and hope for our collective future. Even with the world-shifting pandemic of the last two years, the resilience of our communities has proven to stand the test of time, […]

New Mental Health Crisis Number in Columbia County

As of February 1, 2022, the new behavioral health crisis line for Columbia County is (509) 876-0626, as Comprehensive Healthcare begins providing behavioral health crisis services to Columbia County. “Comprehensive Healthcare has been delivering services for 50 years, and in that time, we have been able to build a strong network of providers and community […]

Rural areas in the time of COVID-19: Increased need for crisis services in Klickitat County

Facing the collective consequences of the prolonged pandemic and a lack of resources in rural areas, the need for crisis services in Klickitat County has skyrocketed in recent months, breaking records previously set less than a year ago. With the pandemic and other challenges, Comprehensive Healthcare saw a huge increase in the need for crisis […]

Kennewick School District supports high schoolers with embedded Comprehensive Healthcare therapists

Students returning to school this fall may be navigating a host of new challenges, but at Kennewick School District, a new program of embedded therapists aims to ensure they don’t have to go through it alone. After considering the benefits of providing resources for school-based mental health services, Kennewick School District contacted Comprehensive Healthcare to […]

Shining a light in the darkness: Our shared mission to prevent suicide

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO Each year, millions of people are impacted by suicide. When you consider that nearly 50,000 individuals died by suicide in the United States in 2019, in addition to an estimated 12 million more who seriously considered suicide, it is impossible to ignore the weight of this public health […]