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Washington state senator unveils bill to aid people who refuse treatment for drug addiction or mental-health issues

February 12, 2020

Jan. 31, 2020 at 6:15 pm Updated Feb. 1, 2020 at 11:24 pm By Joseph O’Sullivan The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-senator-unveils-bill-to-aid-people-who-refuse-treatment-for-drug-addiction-or-mental-health-issues/ OLYMPIA — When her 33-year-old son leaves jail or a treatment center after a mental-health and drug-addiction crisis, Theresa Yates says, there’s nothing to keep him from winding up back on the streets. After an episode, more »

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Brain-wave pattern can identify people likely to respond to antidepressant, study finds

February 10, 2020 By Tracie White Stanford Medicine News Center http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/02/brain-wave-pattern-can-identify-people-likely-to-respond-to-anti.html A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine. Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for more »

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How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So more »

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5 Reminders For Survivors Of Trauma

Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe more »

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