mental health Section

Navos holds annual Holiday Dinner for its clients

Navos holds annual Holiday Dinner for its clients

On Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2017), Navos, a leading community mental health provider in the Northwest, hosted its annual holiday dinner for clients. For many of them who live in poverty due to their mental... [Read more]

Burien Library hosting ‘News Literacy Roundtable’ on Mental Health May 15

Burien Library hosting ‘News Literacy Roundtable’ on Mental Health May 15

The King County Library System is convening a series of facilitated discussions hosted by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) as part of ASNE’s National Community and News Literacy Roundtables... [Read more]

‘Zero Suicide’ conference will be held in Burien on Friday, Feb. 26

‘Zero Suicide’ conference will be held in Burien on Friday, Feb. 26

A ‘Zero Suicide‘ conference will be held at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien on Friday, Feb 26, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This even meets the state requirements for suicide... [Read more]

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

VIDEO: Gov. Jay Inslee launches gun control initiative at Navos in Burien

Story, Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer The day after President Obama made an emotional speech on gun control, Gov. Jay Inslee came to Burien’s Navos Mental Health facility where he announced... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

PODCAST: Mental health facility to move to Kent; Jack Mayne; Snow? & more

Here’s episode #29 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

City of Burien issues proclamations recognizing Teachers & Mental Health

City of Burien issues proclamations recognizing Teachers & Mental Health

The City of Burien on Monday night issued two proclamations, recognizing Oct. 5, 2015 as World Teachers’ Day, and Oct. 10 as World Mental Health Day. WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY World Teachers’ Day... [Read more]

Grand Opening celebration for Navos new location will be Thursday

Grand Opening celebration for Navos new location will be Thursday

Local dignitaries, community members, and citizens will gather to celebrate the grand opening of Navos’ new Behavioral Healthcare Center for children, youth, families, and young adults on Lake Burien this Thursday,... [Read more]

Navos hosts holiday dinner in Burien for over 250

Navos hosts holiday dinner in Burien for over 250

On Tuesday (Nov. 25), Navos, a leading community mental health provider in the Northwest, hosted a holiday dinner for over 250 clients. For many of them – who live in poverty due to their mental... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Groundbreaking for new Navos facility will be Sept. 26

SAVE THE DATE: Groundbreaking for new Navos facility will be Sept. 26

A groundbreaking ceremony for Navos’ new Center of Excellence for Children, Youth and Families will be from 9 – 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. “The Behavioral Healthcare Center of Excellence... [Read more]

Hanbleceya and its leaders fined for investment law violations

Hanbleceya and its leaders fined for investment law violations

by Jack Mayne Two people involved in Hanbleceya, the now defunct Normandy Park mental health treatment and housing program, and the ownership corporation have been fined assessed costs totaling $18,500... [Read more]

After two years, Hanbleceya will be leaving Normandy Park by July 12

After two years, Hanbleceya will be leaving Normandy Park by July 12

Kerry Paulson of Hanbleceya. by Jack Mayne Kerry Paulson, managing partner of adult care home Hanbleceya says July 12 will be the organization’s last day in Normandy Park. Hanbleceya bills itself as... [Read more]

No license needed for Hanbleceya’s mental health homes in Normandy Park

No license needed for Hanbleceya’s mental health homes in Normandy Park

by Jack Mayne Hanbleceya is operating four of five facilities in Normandy Park without licenses because there are no health care licenses for their facilities either from the State of Washington or from... [Read more]

Hanbleceya operating legally, DSHS investigation closed

Hanbleceya operating legally, DSHS investigation closed

by Jack Mayne Hanbleceya’s Normandy Park treatment center is operating in compliance with Washington state law and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services investigation has been closed,... [Read more]

Letter from State Says Hanbleceya Investigation Ended

Letter from State Says Hanbleceya Investigation Ended

The Washington Department of Social and Health Services has ended its investigation and monitoring visits of Normandy Park’s Hanbleceya locations because it has “verified your assertion that the four... [Read more]

Controversial Mental Health Group Home Operator is ‘Breaking State Law’

Controversial Mental Health Group Home Operator is ‘Breaking State Law’

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services determined that Hanbleceya, the company operating group homes in Normandy Park for mental health patients, is breaking state law, according... [Read more]

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions announced Friday (July 27) that it received a King County grant to create a community-based coalition for drug free youth in the Burien/White Center communities and has appointed... [Read more]

Task Force Formed to Discuss Mental Health Group Homes in Normandy Park

Task Force Formed to Discuss Mental Health Group Homes in Normandy Park

A task force consisting of Normandy Park residents, elected officials, mental health service providers and law enforcement held its first meeting on May 30th at Normandy Park City Hall to discuss concerns... [Read more]

Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center Set to Celebrate With Open House

Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center Set to Celebrate With Open House

Thanks to donors’ efforts and generosity, the first floor of Navos’ new Mental Health and Wellness Center, a national model for mental health and wellness programs and client-focused care,... [Read more]

Ruth Dykeman Center Merges With Navos

Ruth Dykeman Center Merges With Navos

On Monday (Nov. 29), two of Burien’s most prolific non-profits announced that they were merging – the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center (RDCC), established in 1921, is merging with Navos, one... [Read more]

Navos To Celebrate New Mental Health Center With “Beam Signing” Tuesday

Navos To Celebrate New Mental Health Center With “Beam Signing” Tuesday

Local non-profit Navos will hold a “beam signing ceremony” this Tuesday, Sept. 14th, at 10am at the site of its new mental health and wellness center currently under construction at SW 136th and Ambaum... [Read more]

Navos To Celebrate Completed "Burien Heights" Low-Income Housing With Open House On Thursday, Aug. 6th

Navos To Celebrate Completed "Burien Heights" Low-Income Housing With Open House On Thursday, Aug. 6th

Navos, an organization devoted to “helping people navigate through troubled waters of great challenges and landing in a state of Recovery and Wellness” will be hosting an open house, program... [Read more]

Navos Building 15 Affordable Housing Units On SW 136th

Navos Building 15 Affordable Housing Units On SW 136th

A couple of weeks ago, we received this email inquiry from a BTB Reader: There is a lot of dirt piling up at the old senior center by the corner of 136th and Ambaum, by the Arco quick mart station there.... [Read more]