Register for the last NAMI “In Our Own Voice” presentation of the year! Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 3:30pm!November 30, 2020
Join us via Zoom link, as NAMI Thurston-Mason welcomes the public to listen and view a NAMI “In Our Own Voice” presentation!.
NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.
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October 15, 2020 By Andrew Hammond The News Tribune https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/state/washington/article246477895.html
The Washington state Department of Commerce has awarded 22 projects a total of $33.8 million in grants to support 395 new beds and outpatient services that will assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health needs and offer local community placements for people leaving Eastern and Western State Hospitals.
The state grants will go to intensive behavioral health facilities, dementia care, and other specialized needs.Share this Read More
October 23, 2020 By David Kroman Crosscut https://crosscut.com/news/2020/10/inmates-mental-illness-are-illegally-stuck-wa-jails
The pandemic has continued to exacerbate Washington state’s struggles to address mental illness in pretrial jails. The result is that, over the past seven months, inmates determined to be unfit for trial are experiencing long and possibly unconstitutional stays in what attorneys say amounts to solitary confinement.
At last count, 161 people deemed too mentally ill to stand trial are waiting in county jails across Washington, despite legal requirements that they be quickly Read More
Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective
“I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.”
Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th.
Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care or may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. One way to make sure you have mental health coverage in 2021 is to visit HealthCare.gov. All health Read More