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Greg Arnold, MA, LMHCA

Mental Health Counselor

Herald Building, 1155 N State St, Suite #414, Bellingham, Washington

Therapy is a gift. Its power is rooted in our ancestry, biology, and deep capacities to relate to one another. It isn't something scientists devised in a laboratory. It's a natural process we each have the right to enjoy by simple virtue of being human.

Elizabeth Cabibi, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Therapy Bellingham, WA

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An ode to nature in almost every form, Bellingham is named after the bay that feeds it, which in turn was named after Sir William Bellingham, a British Navy provisioner. It is a fitting tribute for a city that seems to provide its inhabitants with everything healthy and fun, as people go skiing and snowboarding at the Mount Baker Ski Area or kayaking and cycling on the many trails and paths through parks and hills all over town. This urge towards outdoor activity is no surprise to the people that live here: with their beautiful, mild climate, they've had many wonderful springs and summers and adventurous, inviting winters.

Mental Health in Bellingham

The Bellingham Health Support Center was founded in order to provide support, advocacy and outreach services to those in need. Various support groups are offered to those struggling with grief, loss, and addiction. Advocates help individuals obtain public services and benefits that help them live a safer and more comfortable life. Community outreach programs seek to increase awareness of mental health issues facing the community. For further information, call 360-733-6714.2

The Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program seeks to reduce youth suicide attempts and deaths through various educational and outreach programs. The organization builds public awareness regarding the underlying issues that can lead someone to take his or her own life, conducts in-school trainings and workshops for educators and other school personnel, and provides school curricula for teaching children about what to do if a friend is contemplating suicide. Additional information about these services is available by calling 206-297-5922.3

Current Initiatives

The City of Bellingham has a history of taking action to improve understanding of mental illness. In 2010, the city began the annual Mental Illness Awareness week, which occurs every October. The primary goal of the campaign is the promotion of public awareness and other related activities aimed at providing treatment for those who suffer from any form of mental illness. A joint proclamation was signed in 2010 recognizing that serious mental illnesses affect one in four people annually in Bellingham.4 More recently, the City took action to address the problems facing downtown Bellingham including homelessness, behaviors associated with mental health problems, and alcohol/drug consumption.5


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017). Bellingham, WA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellingham,_Washington.
2. Health Support Center. (2017). Home - Health Support Center. Retrieved from http://www.healthsupportcenter.org/.
3. Youth Suicide Prevention Program. (2017). Home - Youth Suicide Prevention Program. Retrieved from http://www.yspp.org/.
4. City of Bellingham. (2010). Joint Proclamation - Mental Illness Awareness Week. Retrieved from http://www.cob.org/documents/mayor/proclamations/2010-10-03-mental-illness-awareness-week.pdf.
5. City of Bellingham. (2016). Mayor's Civic Agenda - Work Group Formed To Address Downtown Challenges. Retrieved from http://www.cob.org/government/mayor/civic-agenda/2013-10-31-downtown.aspx.

Bellingham is located in Whatcom County, Washington. It has a land area of 27.68 square miles and a water area of 2.64 square miles.  The population of Bellingham is 85,146 people with 33,764 households and a median annual income of $43,536. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Bellingham is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Bellingham are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.