Pend Oreille County Counseling Services

Mission Statement

Pend Oreille County Counseling Services provides treatment, education and support services, promoting individual choice, community and belonging, for wellness and quality of life.

~ Making a difference with compassion, integrity, and hope ~

Administration

    • Annabelle Payne – Director & County Coordinator
    • Theresa Allen – Clinical Director/DMHP
    • Renee Morrison – Crisis Manager

Business

      • Jodi Rumph – Account Services Specialist
      • Kris Martin – Business Manager
      • Carla Shirley – Compliance Officer
      • Kelly Alliger – Business Administrative Assistant

Front Office

          • Jill Samuelson – Business Office Assistant
          • Stephanie Braden – Receptionist

 

Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday, excluding holidays (see holidays below)

Telephone: 509-447-5651 or 1(800) 404-5151 [TDD 509-447-0480]

FAX: 509-447-2671

Main Office: 105 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, Washington

Mailing Address: PO Box 5055, Newport, Washington 99156

Outreach Offices: Cutter Theater in Metaline Falls & Selkirk School District, dependent on available resources

Afterhours Crisis Services: (BHR Worldwide) @ 1(866)847-8540.

Crisis services requiring immediate service and/or possible danger to public – call 911 or

Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Dispatch @ (509)447-3151

Our offices will be closed in observance of the following 2017 holidays:
New Year’s Day                                           January 1, 2017 (closed January 2)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day                        January 16

President’s Day                                          February 20

Memorial Day                                            May 29

Independence Day                                    July 4

Labor Day                                                   September 4

Veterans’ Day                                             November 10

Thanksgiving                                              November 23 and 24

Christmas Eve                                            December 24 (closed December 22)

Christmas Day                                           December 25

Agency Goals

Provide quality services

Maximize and effectively use our resources

Actively collaborate with community partners

Agency Values

Maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct

Maintain high standards for service delivery

Be culturally responsive, inclusive and welcome diversity

Promote workplace satisfaction, staff development and staff retention

Mental Health is integral to overall health. Research shows that stress is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. It also shows that people who feel depressed or chronically stressed may have a greater risk of physical illnesses. Take steps to protect and improve your mental health, such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, learn/use stress management techniques, having good social supports and getting help when you need it. Source: www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

Pend Oreille County Counseling Services offers professional, confidential behavioral health services. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (509)447-5651,

POCCS Privacy Policy
POCCS Notice of Privacy Practices 1-1-2017

Intake Packet
The link above gives you a printable version of our Mental Health Intake packet.

BH Benefit Book  –  Washington State’s Behavioral Health Benefits Book

Potential Warning Signs
·         Talking or joking about death, dying, or suicide
·         Making a plan to die
·         Not caring about things that used to matter
·         Giving away important things, or hinting at not being around anymore
·         Signs of depression, like sadness, moodiness, anger, hopelessness
·         Abusing alcohol or drugs
·         Changes in behavior, mood, or just not seeming like themselves
·         Changes in appearance or performance
What You Can Do
·         Show them that you care
·         Ask how they are feeling
·         Listen carefully
·         Get help right away
·         Never promise to keep this a secret
·         Keep talking until someone listens
Where to Get Help
 First Call for Help – Pend Oreille County Counseling Services 509.447.5651
 Afterhours Crisis line 1.866.847.8540
 National Suicide Help Line

1.800.273.TALK (8255)

For helpful websites and more information please check out this link. Also feel free to download and print as a resource.

  Suicide Resources

Mental Health is integral to overall health. Research shows that stress is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. It also shows that people who feel depressed or chronically stressed may have a greater risk of physical illnesses. Take steps to protect and improve your mental health, such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, learn/use stress management techniques, having good social supports and getting help when you need it. Source: www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

CRITICAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES for     COLLEGE STUDENTS

With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously.  This is especially true for college students and young people whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. In fact, up to 75% of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what ails them.

MOST COMMON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FACING COLLEGE STUDENTS and young people are Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Addiction, and Eating Disorders to name a few.

WHAT’S YOUR ANTI-STRESS?

For college students and young people who do not struggle with significant mental health issues, there are still actionable steps to take in order to relieve stress and anxiety. Some suggestions to take into consideration are Physical Activity, Sleep and Diet Changes, Therapy and Counseling, Relaxation Exercises and Psychiatric Care.

Follow these links to for more Mental Health Resources for College Students:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources/

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Check this link out for more information: http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder

Below are links to a variety of websites on Healthy Minds, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Admin, Admin on Aging, Alzheimer Association, Veteran’s Administration, Suicide Prevention and other sites with valuable information about mental health awareness.

Online Resources

TeenLineOnline.org

Yourlifeyourvoice.org

www.crisistextline.org/join-our-efforts/partnerships

866teenlink.org

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide and Addiction Link.pdf

 www.healthyminds.org 

 www.mental-health-matters.com 

www.samhsa.gov 

www.calmclinic.com 

 www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/children 

 www.aoa.gov 

 www.alz.org 

www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life

 www.asaging.org 

 www.mentalhealth.va.gov 

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It is the policy of Counseling Services that all programs and activities of the agency or any of it’s contractor will be conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or veteran status, sex, handicap, religion, creed or age.