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Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Forums coming October 22 & 23rd!

October 13, 2019

All Thurston & Mason County residents are encouraged to attend the Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Forums! Learn about changes planned in your area, find out how integration will affect you, hear from your local Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Administrative Service Organization and their plans for services.  Meet local providers and ask Managed Care Organizations questions that may more »

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How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health

September 18, 2019

September 4, 2019, 7:18 AM ET By Nora Eckert Heard on Morning Edition NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757034136/how-high-heat-can-impact-mental-health Jeanetta Churchill is blasting the air conditioning in her Baltimore row house. A massive heat wave just swept through the city, with temperatures topping 100 degrees. “I don’t even want to see what my power bill is this coming month,” more »

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Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health

September 10, 2019 By Maria Cohut Fact checked by Gianna D’Emilio Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326298.php Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions. “While there has been a long-standing more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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