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Lack of behavioral health care in WA forces families apart

June 6, 2020

June 2, 2020 By Emily McCarty Crosscut https://crosscut.com/2020/06/lack-behavioral-health-care-wa-forces-families-apart Playing outside with her seven kids on her 5-acre property outside of Moses Lake, Richelle Madigan has her hands full. But she and her husband wish they had just one more reason to be busy. Christian, their 12-year-old adopted son, is currently in inpatient treatment for children more »

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Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

May 8, 2020 By Keith Eldridge KOMO News https://komonews.com/news/coronavirus/mental-health-experts-warn-of-covid-19-emotional-distress Mental health experts are predicting more unrest and depression as people try to cope with COVID-19 and the fallout from the global pandemic. The predictions are troubling as the state’s mental health experts say we have passed the honeymoon stage of positive feelings and are heading more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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Call for New Board Members!

May 26, 2020

Our NAMI community is growing! We are receiving new requests for programs and we are excited about the opportunities and growing mental health awareness in Thurston and Mason counties. Our NAMI Thurston-Mason Board now has openings for new board members!  Your job as a board member is to assist with guiding and advising how we more »

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