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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 more »

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State Commerce Department doles out grants for mental and behavioral health care

November 17, 2020

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 more »

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Inmates with mental illness are illegally stuck in WA jails

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.  more »

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

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.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options 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 more »

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