Mary Higgins Building Dedication Ceremony

Mary Higgins devoted her energy and passion to serving people with mental illness in the Spokane community and that stewardship was recognized by dozens of her admirers on July 15 when Frontier Behavioral Health renamed its Main Center in her honor. More than 100 people from throughout the community, including Mary’s children and family, attended... Read More

Former Board Member Mark Mays Remembered

By Jeff Thomas, CEO On March 22, 2014, Frontier Behavioral Health and the entire Spokane community suffered a great loss with the death of Dr. Mark Mays. Dr. Mays, who was both a licensed psychologist and an attorney, was a prominent figure in numerous sectors, including the medical and legal communities, higher education and mental... Read More

In Memory of an Amazing Woman and Leader

As many of you may be aware, Mary Higgins, who served as Executive Director of Spokane Community Mental Health Center from 1971 – 1994, passed away of complications from a stroke on January 12th, 2014 at the age of 83. While I never had the privilege of meeting Mary, I am keenly aware of the... Read More

Mental Health Act Anniversary

As we recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 7-13 this year, it is an opportunity to also recognize that this month marks the 50th anniversary of what is arguably the most significant piece of legislation impacting mental health care in our nation’s history. On October 31, 1963 President John F. Kennedy signed into law... Read More

In the Spirit of Recovery

Recovery - A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.  SAMHSA 2012 Recovery emerges from hope; is person-driven; occurs through many pathways; is holistic; is supported by peers and allies; is supported through relationships and social networks; is culturally based;... Read More

FBH Helps with Sandy Relief Efforts

On October 29th, 2012 Superstorm Sandy pummeled the shores, communities and homes of people living on the East Coast.  When the wind let up and the water crept back into the ocean, more than 1.4 million people were left without power or heat.  Many of these people would remain living in this fashion or would... Read More