Improving Care for Mental Health and Addiction Disorders

Almost every family is affected by mental illness or substance use, but fewer than half of those who need it can access timely and effective care.

UW Medicine is working to speed up applying research breakthroughs to care and expanding services available in our region.

Your generosity will accelerate much-needed changes in how we care for and treat issues of mental health and addiction, ensuring more people receive the immediate, high-quality care they need.

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Your Impact

Through your caring support, we can address the toughest challenges in mental health and substance use and improve outcomes for everyone. Here’s how your gift can help:

Improve access to critical mental health services. Your generosity can help us shape how mental health care is delivered in Washington state and increases access to effective treatments.

Fast-track better treatment options. You can help us advance critical research that can lead to more effective and better-targeted treatments for psychiatric illness and addictions.

Increase the behavioral health workforce. Your generous support strengthens our education and training programs, increasing the number of mental health and substance use professionals.

Partner with a Leader in
Mental Health Care, Research, Training and Education

UW Medicine, in collaboration with philanthropic, government, and academic and community partners, is helping address the urgent behavioral health care crisis in our state. Here’s how:

Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

is developing, testing and rapidly deploying innovative approaches to prevent and treat brain health and mental health problems.
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The UW Medicine Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center

is leading the redesign of Washington state’s behavioral health crisis response system, providing crucial treatment space and developing innovative programs to quickly reach people in crisis.
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Our New Behavioral Health Teaching Facility

will provide more acute and long-term inpatient psychiatry services and train future physicians in state-of-the-art treatments and technologies that can improve access and outcomes.
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Join Us

Philanthropy is vital for advancing promising research, developing more effective treatments and expanding access to behavioral health care in our state. Your caring support will help improve the lives of people struggling with mental health or substance use disorders and their families.

You Can Also Partner with us
in These Other Critical Areas and Programs

Want to learn more about the research breakthroughs your caring support makes possible? Visit the UW Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences website here.

Chair's Innovation Fund

Support the UW Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in launching innovative initiatives that improve access to mental health and substance use care, at the direction of the department Chair.

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Novel Therapeutics for Addiction Psychiatry Program Fund

Support research into the use of psychedelic compounds combined with evidence-based behavioral interventions to treat addictions.

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Vaccines and Antibody Interventions for Substance Use Disorders Fund

Fuel research on using vaccines and antibody-based interventions to prevent and treat substance use disorders, including opioid addiction.

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Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center Fund

Support the new Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions Program Fund

Support innovative research, initiatives and programs to accelerate the prevention and treatment of brain disorders.

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Behavioral Health Support Specialist Fund

Support a bachelor-level training program in psychosocial interventions for patients with mild-to-moderate mental health challenges.

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Suicide Research Fund

Support suicide prevention research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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Medical Student Endowed Scholarship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Help offset the cost of education for medical students participating in a sub-internship in Psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine.

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UW Global Mental Health Program Training Fund

Support training opportunities and scholarships for UW undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students who are interested in pursuing Global Mental Health research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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