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 medical director, Dr. Ken Duckworth and Director of Information & Support Dr. Teri Brister thoroughly review the research protocols and methodology and the Read More
New program in Clark County provides new moms with home visits from a nurse to make sure mom and child are healthy.
Woman’s Day wrote an article about it. Read more here.
What Clark County says about it:
CHANGING LIVES FOR GENERATIONS
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based home visiting program for first-time moms conducted throughout the US and other countries. It is now also being offered in Clark and Cowlitz counties to women who have had previous live births.
• Women receive their own registered nurse who Read More
Friday, January 03, 2020 1:08 p.m. CST By Lisa Rapaport KFGO https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2020/jan/03/mental-health-declining-among-older-us-adults-poor-hardest-hit/971289/?refer-section=health
(Reuters Health) – Many older Americans have experienced more days of poor mental health in recent years, particularly individuals with limited income and education, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 2.4 million people aged 60 and older who participated in annual surveys between 2003 and 2017, answering questions about their general health and the number of days they experienced poor physical or mental health. Overall, 41% had Read More
Amid serious violations at Washington’s private psychiatric hospitals, a regulator remained on the sidelines
Dec. 30, 2019 at 6:00 am Updated Dec. 30, 2019 at 8:06 pm By Daniel Gilbert The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/as-private-psychiatric-hospitals-expanded-a-regulator-remained-on-the-sidelines/
The patient had been admitted to Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital on a 90-day involuntary commitment order. But when his health-insurance plan sent a team to check on him, some 20 days into his stay, he was gone.
Representatives of the Community Health Plan of Washington, which provides health services for Medicaid clients, went to the Marysville psychiatric hospital with concerns after reading a Seattle Times Read More
Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J
Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.
However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips on supporting the mental Read More
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.
“On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI Read More
“The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences recently launched a new service to help prescribing providers in Washington — including providers in the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network — receive clinical advice regarding adult patients (18+) with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Funded by the Washington State Legislature, the UW Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) helps address the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the state by providing consultation to providers working in primary care clinics, community hospitals, emergency departments, Read More
This is a place where you can see all of the upcoming classes and groups in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area. Check it out, there are a lot of offerings for upcoming classes this year! The classes and groups are at no charge to you, just registration is required for the classes. Drop-ins welcome for the support groups! http://www.tinyurl.com/namiportlandmetrosupport
The button below is also located on the right hand side of the NAMI SW WA website main page. Thank you!