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NIH Survey: Students Vaping, Using Marijuana More in 2017

 Monitoring the Future 2017 Survey Results

Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays

  1. Take care of yourself
    It is easy to forget to get enough rest and eat
    right Taking care of yourself first will help you
    weather aspects of the holidays that may be
  2. Find a way to acknowledge the person you
    have lost
    Rather than avoiding the feelings, find a way to
    remember and acknowledge the person that is
    meaningful and positive.

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Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization has moved!

Please send all mail correspondence to: 

612 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 401
Lacey, WA 98503

Phone: 360-763-5828 or 800-658-4105


 2018 Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization Budget

 Please click on the link above to view the preliminary 2018 TMBHO budget 

2018 Preliminary Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization Budget for Public Review and Comment

The Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization (TMBHO) Governing Board has reviewed a preliminary 2018 budget for the delivery of publicly funded behavioral health services for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  The Governing Board is seeking the public’s review and comment on the proposed budget that is scheduled for final approval by the Board on December 15, 2017 at their  scheduled public meeting. 

Comments can be submitted by email to Tara Smith, TMBHO Fiscal Manager at tara.smith@tmbho.org or by mail addressed to:

Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization

Attn:  Tara Smith, Chief Fiscal Officer
612 Woodland Square Loop SE Suite 401
Lacey, WA 98503

 Please submit all comments by Monday December 11, 2017.

NEW!! Compliance Hotline:

Phone: 1-800-867-7130
All calls are confidential unless you choose to identify yourself.

New! Mobile Crisis Outreach Services

Telecare Thurston-Mason Mobile Outreach and Intensive Case Management Teams begin services. Click here for additional information.



Substance Use Disorder, Trends, and Treatment Resources

Click here to see the presentation.

This Is Your Brain On A Graph: Harnessing Data For Mental Health Care At One Northwest Provider

Check out this great article on our local NRP with Community Youth Services.

Holiday Blues

Holidays are a time of celebration and family. Expectations are high as we look forward to experiencing something good in life.  However, sometimes these expectations are not fully realized.  Holidays for some people, can be a time of grief, sadness and loss. As a result, the holidays can serve as a trigger for an episode of feeling “blue” or depressed.  Anniversaries of significant events like the loss of a parent or even your own health can serve as a trigger as well.

Everybody has felt blue or sad at some point in their life, but these feelings for some, can be experienced as a very intense episode of depression.  During these times if you or somebody you know is experiencing a severe episode of depression, then seeking help may be necessary.

Please look at the attached document for a review of Holiday Blues and where you can seek help.

Mark Freedman, MA, LCSW
Thurston-Mason BHO, Administrator

Additional Resources:


Please note our new fax numbers:

Thurston-Mason BHO – 360-867-2561
Thurston-Mason BHO Ombuds – 360-867-2619

New Mental Health Triage Center


Thurston County Commissioners, Blake, Wolfe and Romero, along with Mason County Commissioner Terri Jeffreys and other local officials, have cut the ribbon on the new Mental Health Triage Center.
The 7,500 square foot facility is located at 3285 Ferguson St. SW in Tumwater. The facility falls under the umbrella of the Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization (TMBHO).
It will operate as a secure 24-hour, 7-days-per-week treatment facility, licensed by the Washington State Department of Health, to assist individuals with mental illness who are in crisis.