Behavioral Health Infographic

Comprehensive Behavioral Health in Pierce County

The term “Behavioral Health” means health afflictions including mental health disorders, substance use disorders, and problem gambling. For many years, behavioral health treatment was almost exclusively funded at the state and federal level. As those resources rarely met the needs of the people in crisis, the state passed legislation to allow counties to tax themselves 0.001% to help fund local programs to meet the expanding need.

A Personal Introduction

I am running for Pierce County Council and I’d like to share with you my background and the goals I would like to accomplish serving you in county government.

The event is hosted by LegallyBLACK

On Memorial Day, Thank You

Today is Memorial Day, and for all of our friends, family members, and loved ones who have sacrificed for us, I want to just say one word.


Washington Health Plan Finder – Open Enrollment till May 8!

The Washington State Health Care Authority has re-opened enrollment until this Friday, May 8. Please go to for more information on how to restart your health insurance coverage.

Social Distancing Saves Lives

My name is Tim Farrell. Some of you know me as a candidate for Pierce County Council; today I want to talk to you just as Tim. I know that many people feel they won’t be affected by the coronavirus that’s currently ravaging this nation. They want to get back to work, stop the isolation, and return to a normal life. I want to let you know, from personal experience, why that’s a bad idea.


Coronavirus Information from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Director of Health, Anthony L-T Chen has a video message containing the latest coronavirus information from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

More information about the coronavirus is available at

Battleship Row - now a part of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Thanks, Paul

During my initial run for county council, I had the pleasure of meeting retired TNT editor Paul O. Anderson. Paul served in the Navy during WWII and mentioned he had joined up before the war. I asked where he was stationed and what his thoughts were when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Paul, in his usual nonchalant manner, replied, “I was there.”