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CEO Mary Giliberti Reflects On The Growth Of The Mental Health Movement In 2018

February 26, 2019

2/4/2019 In a video to NAMI members, CEO Mary Giliberti discusses the many successes over the past year, including the increase in NAMI brand awareness, significant legislative accomplishments, calls for research and new support programs and services. Giliberti attributes the increase in brand awareness to the growing number of celebrity ambassadors who have supported the more »

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Lawmakers move to prevent youth suicide in schools

By MADELINE COATS OLYMPIA — A bipartisan group of 22 representatives is working to improve crisis planning in Washington schools to prevent youth suicides. “I know for a fact I am not the only one that considers suicide every single day,” said Maverick Mendoza from Issaquah High School. The 17-year-old has suffered from major depressive more »

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Washington’s mental health crisis unites the Legislature

by John Stang Republicans and Democrats appear to have found common cause in the run-up to the 2019 legislative session. During a legislative preview Thursday morning on the Capitol campus in Olympia, leaders from both parties hinted that they could come together to propose a huge bond issue to Washington voters. It’s purpose: funding mental-health more »

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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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