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Kids want to learn more about mental illness and how to cope with parents who live with it

December 22, 2020

Dec 9, 2020 By Joanne Riebschleger, Michigan State University Seattle Pi https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Kids-want-to-learn-more-about-mental-illness-and-15787819.php One in five teens has a parent with a mental illness such as anxiety or depression. These teens are at greater risk of developing a mental illness themselves. And while they may be familiar with the day-to-day behavioral changes of their family member, more »

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ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

December 5, 2020 By Lindsey Tanner The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/er-visits-long-waits-climb-for-kids-in-mental-health-crisis/ When children and teens are overwhelmed with anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm, they often wait days in emergency rooms because there aren’t enough psychiatric beds. The problem has only grown worse during the pandemic, reports from parents and professionals suggest. With schools closed, routines more »

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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that turbulence is like driving on a bumpy country road. While this can seem reassuring, I still dislike the feeling of being out of control. Thoughts more »

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NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Receives-Fourth-Consecutive-Four-Star-Rating-from-Charity-Navigator For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry standards, adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially responsible and efficient way. NAMI has also earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool – Register now for a legislative learning session on Saturday, December 12th @ 10:00am!

December 10, 2020

    Join us for a 2021 legislative update and a special 60-minute presentation of NAMI Smarts “Telling your story” on Saturday, December 12, 2020 starting at 10:00am!  REGISTER HERE Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members more »

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