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  • 12/19/2017 4:48 pm

    Comprehensive Healthcare CEO Rick Weaver Retiring After 22 Years at Helm

    In his 22 years at the helm, Comprehensive Healthcare CEO Rick Weaver has guided the agency through state budget cuts, a near-constant shortage of mental health care providers, and a burgeoning client population. Now the longtime direc...

  • 02/28/2017 11:59 pm

    Community-Based Treatment: It Works

    Photo of Comprehensive CEO Rick Weaver, a Caucasian man wearing a gray suit jacket, light blue shirt, and black/white/gold patterned tie

    There is a lot of talk about mental health these days. We hear about violent episodes like shootings in malls or schools. Many express fear and want those people locked up. We read about crises at our state institutions and the result...

  • 12/30/2016 1:02 am

    Comprehensive Healthcare CEO Speaks About Mental Health at the Governor's news conference

    Rick Weaver speaks at Governor's news conference

  • 08/12/2016 9:47 pm

    Proudly Using Evidence-Based Practices

    For too long, the treatment of mental illness has been more art than science.  Excellent clinicians have used medications and various therapies to make a difference in the lives of their patients and their families.  At the same time, many persons suffering from mental illness have had their suffering prolonged because the most effective therapy models have not been made available to them.  Many practitioners have been content to do what they do because that i...

  • 04/01/2016 10:39 pm

    Comprehensive Ready to Meet Needs

    Comprehensive has always been ready to step up to meet needs.  First and foremost, we are about meeting the needs of patients with mental health or substance use disorders. We are also about helping our communities and partners to do the same.  That is who we are.

    In February 2015, Washington State was the defendant in a lawsuit about the timeliness of access to evaluation for competency in criminal cases and for the timeliness of access to restoration services.  When t...

  • 01/23/2016 12:42 am

    Exciting Place to Work

    These are exciting times to come to work at Comprehensive.   If you take a look at the current job opening link on Comprehensive’s home page you’ll find over 70 job listings.  New jobs are listed nearly every day.  There are really great job opportunities for persons with all types of skills and education.  If you are a caring person who thrives on helping others and working in a team environment, we have a place for you.

    I’m often asked why ...

  • 04/02/2015 1:54 pm

    Mental Illnesses Are More Common Than the Big Three (Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease)

    Mental health issues are a part of everyone’s lives.  One in five of us in the United States have a diagnosable mental disorder National Institute of Mental Health). That’s 60 million people.  One in 20 of us have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  One in ten of our youth have experienced a period of serious depression.  Mental illnesses are more common than the big three of cancer, diabetes and heart disease ...

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