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Due to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation, we are no longer meeting in person.
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June 4, 2020

CEO Dan Gillison’s entire statement below.

“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.

“Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience, pain that has been inflicted upon this community repeatedly throughout history and is magnified by mass media and repeated deaths.

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    Despite the pandemic, injustices, and mental health crises in our country currently, we had a good time walking together and reconnecting in person on the West side waterfront in downtown Vancouver. We came prepared with our masks on and kept as much distance as we could. It was a beautiful day filled with pregnant clouds and a blue sky. We witnessed someone’s wedding photos being taken, many people were out enjoying the day, and the farmer’s market was operating. Members of teams NAMI SW WA,

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    Hi fabulous NAMI SW WA supporters, we wanted to reach out and remind you that NAMIWalks is THIS SATURDAY!!

    Join the Facebook Live stream event at 11 am on Saturday found on NAMI Oregon’s Facebook page. They will be checking in with people and previewing collected footage from participants this year. Check into Facebook on NAMI Oregon’s page at https://www.facebook.com/NAMIOregon/ to engage with the walk hosts!

    It’s not too late! You can still register for NAMIWalks Northwest,

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    Take NAMI’s Survey on Finding Mental Health Services

    NAMI is conducting a survey to learn more about how people search for mental health treatment and related services, like case management and financial aid. The online survey is anonymous and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Click here to participate in this surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LN8WH7B

    It includes questions about your priorities when seeking these services and your experiences with service-finder tools. Anyone who lives in the U.S.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

    NAMI is committed to improving the lives of people impacted by mental health conditions through effective treatments, equitable public policies, and greater knowledge and understanding in society. Research is essential to advance each of these goals.

    When NAMI is approached to be involved in research of any type, at any level, we take it very seriously. NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth and National Director of Research and Quality Assurance Dr. Teri Brister thoroughly review the research protocols and methodology and the documentation that the study has been approved an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure the safety of those involved.

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    May 7, 2020
    By Knute Berger
    Crosscut
    https://crosscut.com/2020/05/seattle-struggled-suicide-late-stages-1918-flu

    The recent suicide of an experienced New York emergency room doctor, who was treating patients with COVID-19 and contracted it herself, is a startling reminder of the toll the virus can take on mental, as well as physical, health. Trauma from the novel coronavirus, we are learning, can reverberate far beyond the respiratory consequences of the disease itself.

    While researching the impact of the Spanish flu outbreak in the Pacific Northwest,

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    May 8, 2020
    By James Drew
    The News Tribune
    https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/coronavirus/article242582871.html

    In addition to causing nearly 900 deaths and severe damage to the economy, COVID-19 likely will take a mental health toll on millions of Washington state residents by late this year, a clinical psychologist said Thursday.

    “What we are anticipating is that between 2 million to 3 million Washingtonians are going to be adversely affected from a behavioral health perspective by this pandemic,

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    April 30, 2020
    By Brad Bowins, M.D.
    NAMI
    https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2020/What-Is-The-Role-Of-Activity-For-Mental-Health

    Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option?

    One possible answer is activity! As a psychiatrist treating a wide range of conditions, I have seen first-hand the benefit of activity and routinely apply it to clients,

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    May 1, 2020
    NAMI
    https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-Spreads-Message-You-Are-Not-Alone

    Arlington, VA — This May for Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is raising awareness and highlighting that no one experiencing a mental health condition should feel alone. More than 40 million people in the U.S. face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental health condition. And now more than ever, in these uncertain times, it is important for the mental health movement to come together.

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    Frontline Helpline Provides Critical Coping Support for Healthcare Workers.

    Healthcare workers and medical professionals are facing unprecedented stress. But you aren’t alone.
    We’re here to offer free, confidential support when your experiences start to feel overwhelming.

    Schedule a free support call at FrontlineHelpline@gmail.com
    or call us 8am-8pm Tue-Sun at 360-768-6593.

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