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King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) is regrettably canceling the 2022 King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum, previously scheduled for December 14th, 2022.  

The Department of Community and Human Services made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s forum due to technical challenges with our virtual event platform that cannot be resolved in time for our event.

We are disappointed that lawmakers, the community, providers, and people in recovery will not be able to come together this year, as we have in recent years, to share inspiring stories of recovery and to hear our behavioral health legislative priorities. We look forward to holding an in-person event next year. 

In the meantime, the behavioral health needs of our region and the importance of a strong county and state partnership have never been greater. King County plans to host an alternate virtual conversation about the region’s behavioral health needs in early January.  

Thank you for your partnership and your flexibility. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Flatley at


For More Information

Contact Amanda Flatley

Legislative Forum Coordinator

(206) 263-0723

Behavioral Health Legislative Priorities

 2022 State Legislative Priorities for Behavioral Health

1. Develop and sustain the essential behavioral health workforce.

2. Enhance community-based response to behavioral health crises.

3. Fund capital investments to expand and enhance access to care.


King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum 2021

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Recapping the 2021 Forum Numbers:

  • An estimated 400 community members

  • 21 state legislators, 2 county councilmembers, and 1 council member elect participated

  • 24 total federal/state/county legislative offices represented

  • At least 140 community members participated in conversations with their representatives

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