In the United States, 44 million adults – about one in five – have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. This is a rising healthOpens a New Window. challenge that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, educationOpens a New Window. or careerOpens a New Window.. Those living with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders often experience strained relationships at home and at Read More
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has approved a proposal to extend the length of time that authorities may hold people experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises under the state’s involuntary treatment act.
The bill would expand the length of time for initial holds — before patients see a judge — from three days to five, and would also expand the types of facilities that could hold patients detained due to substance use disorders to include traditional hospitals.
Legislators voted Read More
NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment for mental illness.
NAMI has advocated for better treatments, better legal protections and better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness for Read More
The Able Savings Plan developed by the State of Washington assists people with disabilities with saving for the future or for major expenses. It is a way to do this that will not work against their disability benefits. Below is a quote from the Washinton State Able program site.
“For too long, people with disabilities could not save for the future out of fear of losing needed government benefits. The disability community fought long and hard to change this, and together Read More
Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online.
I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with therapy to determine if I found the right therapist. I’ve sought validation and support from friends and family by posting about my anxiety Read More