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 making breakthroughs in research, improving 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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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.