Washington State Law On Behavioral Care Balances Parental Rights, Teens’ Autonomy

November 8, 2019

October 24, 2019 By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News When Ben Packard met with the 16-year-old girl a little over a year ago, she was a patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she’d been admitted after trying to kill herself. Her parents were distraught. “They wanted to know what was going on, and why more »

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Jail Suicide Epidemic Doesn’t Extend To Northwest Prisons

November 4, 2019 6 a.m.  Updated Nov. 5, 2019 10:16 a.m. By Conrad Wilson OPB In county jails across the Pacific Northwest, suicide is the single leading cause of inmate deaths. But an analysis by OPB shows the region’s prisons aren’t plagued by the same crisis. Between 2008 and 2018, suicide accounted for 47% of jail more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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“Give Where You Live” annual giving campaign is today through Nov 21st!

November 6, 2019

Join us for our third annual online giving event – where your gifts to local nonprofits are boosted by a $100,000 Bonus Fund. Hosted by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Give Local is our third annual online giving campaign designed to encourage philanthropy in our local communities. You can be part of a community-wide effort to celebrate local giving and support the many nonprofits that more »

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