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Seattle announces new program for non-emergency medical responses

May 16, 2019

By Matt Markovich | KOMO News Tuesday, May 7th 2019 https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-announces-new-program-for-non-emergency-medical-responses SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters are trained to save lives, fight fires and rescue people from life threatening situations. But so much of their time these days is spend responding to non-life threatening call that is threaten response times to incidents that are much more serious. more »

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UW initiatives seek to help families deal with psychosis

May 7, 2019 By Bobbi Nodell UW Medicine https://newsroom.uw.edu/news/reaching-out-families-dealing-psychosis When a loved one is going through a psychotic episode – experiencing a break with reality – it’s hard to know what to do. How do you communicate? How do you offer support?

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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Mental health problems rise significantly among young Americans

April 9, 2019

March 16 By Tara Bahrampour The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/mental-health-problems-rise-significantly-among-young-americans/2019/03/14/5d4fffe8-460c-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2e8d96c191b4  Gilbert Saldana, 22, still has a couple of months before he graduates from Georgetown University, but anxiety about his future is already keeping him up at night. “I’m almost in the job world, and it really weighs down on me,” said the government major, who keeps more »

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