Mental Health & Stroke Awareness Months

Introducing the Newsletter

Above: The new animated explainer video helps users understand how to use

Where Do You Look When You Need
Well-being Resources?

When we started PIHC, we knew our community needed an easier way to find what they needed. From gyms and hikes to daycare, housing and utility assistance, our community has a wealth of resources – they just weren’t always easy to find.

A Resource-Focused Newsletter

After two years of steady website growth (more on that in the impact report below), we’re excited to announce the launch of a new LiveWellLocal.orgnewsletter. Each month, we’ll deliever some of the latest or most timely resources in Snohomish County straight to your inbox. We hope these regular updates help you or your clients find the resources you need to be happier and healthier.

What is

If you’re new to, here’s a short introduction (and be sure to watch the video above!). is an online hub for local well-being resources in Snohomish County. Organizations and businesses are invited to post the well-being resources and services they offer. Postings are free and available for the public to discover on the site. Postings can be added and managed through the PIHC Partner Portal. Individuals can use to discover local health and well-being resources that may otherwise be difficult to find. resources are sorted by the Six Dimensions of Health. Users can browse resources in categories like Work, Learning and Growth to find museums and art galleries. Or, browse through resources in Security and Basic Needs to find help with housing, utilities and more. makes it easy to select and save resources. Users simply check the boxes next to each resource, then export the list to a downloadable PDF that can be printed and referred to from home. Resources can also be viewed in a map, making it easier to select nearby offerings.

Help Spread the Word

We need your help to spread the word about You can access our Outreach Kit here, where you’ll find social media posts, flyers, posters and more.

To use the kit, simply click the link and download the resources. Print posters for your lobby or break room, pass our flyers to clients, or use the ready-to-post social media posts on your Facebook or Instagram pages. Thank you for your help spreading the word about this important resource!

May Featured Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and stroke Awareness Month here are some local Mental Health and Stroke Support Resources you can find on and on our Facebook page.

ImHurting Crisis Chat

ImHurting Crisis Chat is a service offered through Volunteers of America Western Washington in the North Puget Sound region. Their mission is to help people by providing online emotional support during times of crisis. Everyone is welcome to talk about what’s causing them to feel pain. Crisis Counselors will listen to you without judgment, and help you feel cared about and safe. You can expect the Crisis Counselor to help you explore your feelings, come up with some coping strategies, and focus on your personal safety. This is a safe place to talk about what’s troubling you – including suicide. 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is a public education and prevention tool that connects people with care for and improves knowledge of mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid USA is taught by certified instructors. Classes are taught at the Compass Health Federal Avenue Campus in Everett open to the community, by contract and by contract at your site. Class size is 12 to 30 participants. 

The Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group is specifically designed to offer you and your caregivers, family and friends the opportunity to talk with other stroke survivors and learn how to make the most life after stroke. We know you have many questions. This group is led by fellow stroke survivors who offer insights into what they have learned and helpful tips they have gained, all in an open and friendly environment. The Stroke Support Group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at the Medical Office Building adjacent to the Hospital in the St. Helens Room. For questions, please contact Lisa Shumaker at 425-404-6842.

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