IN THE NEWS: NAMI Thurston-Mason

November 8, 2019

October 24, 2019 By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/washington-state-law-on-behavioral-care-balances-parental-rights-teens-autonomy/

When Ben Packard met with the 16-year-old girl a little over a year ago, she was a patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she’d been admitted after trying to kill herself. Her parents were distraught.

“They wanted to know what was going on, and why their kid wanted to die,” said Packard, a mental health therapist on the psychiatric unit who worked with her and her family.

But Washington is one of Read More

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