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About Bellingham

Bellingham is the government seat of Whatcom County, Washington. The city is located along Bellingham Bay and covers a land area of 27 square miles. Its population increased by 10% between 2010 and 2017, and the city now has roughly 89,000 people. 

The median age in the city is 31 years old. Of people age 25 and older, 41% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The city has 4,700 military veterans.

Bellingham’s population is 79% white, 8% Hispanic, 6% Asian, and 2% Native. Ten percent of the people in the city are foreign born. Thirteen percent of residents speak a language besides English at home. There are 4,000 Spanish speakers and 1,000 Russian speakers in Bellingham.

Residents of Bellingham earn an average yearly salary of $25,800. The median household income is $44,400. The homeownership rate in Bellingham is 45%. Over 22% of residents live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Bellingham

Access to mental health care is limited in Bellingham and Whatcom County. The county’s Crisis Triage Center (located in Bellingham) provides short-term stabilization and crisis treatment. It serves both individuals with mental health issues and those with drug withdrawal symptoms.

The center is the only one of its kind in the county. However, with only 13 beds, it cannot adequately meet the demand for mental health care in the region. Plans are now underway to increase the capacity of the center to 32 beds. 

Residents who are unable to access appropriate mental health care often end up in hospital emergency rooms or jail. To help keep individuals with mental health issues out of jail, the county established a mental health court program in 2015. Individuals who are eligible for the program receive treatment for their condition and get help connecting with essential services.

References:

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  3. Crisis Triage Center. (2018). Retrieved from http://whatcomcounty.us/2075/Crisis-Triage-Center
  4. Pratt, D. (2018, February 2). These women were facing mental illness and jail time, and this program helped them heal. The Bellingham Herald. Retrieved from https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article196984014.html
  5. QuickFacts: Bellingham city, Washington. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/bellinghamcitywashington/PST045217