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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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In new poll on homelessness, Seattle area favors compassion but distrusts politicians

January 16, 2019

A new Seattle Times poll finds overwhelming support to expand mental-health and substance-abuse treatment to address the homelessness crisis in King County, but deep distrust about elected leaders’ ability to solve it. By Vianna Davila and Vernal Coleman King County residents looking for answers to the region’s homeless crisis favor long-term solutions — particularly more more »

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Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

By Martha Bellisle The Associated Press SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said at a news conference in Burien last Tuesday that he wants to change the system from being “crisis-based” to one that focuses on more »

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New Weekly Wednesday Evening Family Support Group Starting 12/26

December 23, 2018

Starting Wednesday, December 26th, Family Support Group will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Providence St. Peter Hospital, 413 Lily Road, Olympia, WA 98506. Support Group meets in the Cafeteria Level, Conference Room #202. (Past Cafeteria, 3rd door on right). Your Wednesday night Family Support Group Facilitators are Marilyn Roberts & Kris more »

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