Behavioral Health

2022 Walla Walla County Behavioral Health Needs Assessment

Beginning in 2021, Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) engaged in comprehensive mixed methods research to understand the Walla Walla County behavioral health system. Funded by the Walla Walla County Board of County Commissioners and in partnership with the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, the project team gathered insights through listening sessions, stakeholder interviews, and the widest array of health and human services data available, to identify strengths of the community and shed light on gaps between existing and needed services. 

Walla Walla Behavioral Report Overview
Walla Walla System Assessment
Walla Walla System Assessment Executive Summary

Behavioral health is defined as the prevention, treatment of, and recovery from, any or all of the following disorders: substance use disorders, mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, or problem gambling and gambling disorders. Our department aims to elevate prevention and wellness through various programs surrounding Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Substance Use Cessation and Prevention

Our Programs: 

W2 for Drug Free Youth
Reducing alcohol, drug abuse, and addictive behavior through community and family collaboration, education, and effective prevention strategies

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College Place Prevention Coalition
Decreasing substance use through education and empowering our community to make healthy decisions.

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Reach Out Walla Walla
Suicide Prevention Awareness and Support



Maria Knight, MHA
Behavioral Health Division Manager or 509-524-2661