The Resilient Inventor
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~Thomas Edison, American Inventor
Thomas Edison holds more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. Legend has it that it took him thousands of designs and prototypes of the lightbulb before he finally got it right on just that one invention. There are countless examples of how he tried and failed in his career.more » Read More
The pandemic has made a bad situation worse: a backlog of people in jail who shouldn’t be.
by David Kroman / October 23, 2020
In this March 19, 2020, file photo, an employee walks near an entrance to Western State Hospital in Lakewood. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
The pandemic has continued to exacerbate Washington state’s struggles to address mental illness in pretrial jails. The result is that,
OCTOBER 15, 2020 01:28 PM, UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2020 02:37 PM
The Washington state Department of Commerce has awarded 22 projects a total of $33.8 million in grants to support 395 new beds and outpatient services that will assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health needs and offer local community placements for people leaving Eastern and Western State Hospitals.
The state grants will go to intensive behavioral health facilities,more » Read More
NOV. 04, 2020
“I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.”
That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the restaurant started getting darker, and my peripheral vision was blurring. My heart started racing, my hands and feet turned ice cold.more » Read More
Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th.
Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care or may deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. One way to make sure you have mental health coverage in 2021 is to visit HealthCare.gov.more » Read More
Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.
Lindsey Hornickel, a 25-year-old in Louisville, felt fine at the beginning of the pandemic. Although she has long experienced depression, Hornickel says, her mental state didn’t worsen immediately. In fact, she began overcompensating, taking on more work and pushing worries out of her mind.
“I kept saying, ‘It’s fine,
Why Everything is a Mental Health Issue When You Cast Your Ballot
OCT. 14, 2020
Never have our mental health system’s shortcomings been clearer. According to a recent poll, 8 in 10 Americans say that COVID-19 has impacted their mental health, with many being unable to getthe help they need. The same poll showed that 91% want their elected officials to focus more on mental health.more » Read More
SEATTLE — You are not alone! The team at Premera Blue Cross compiled this comprehensive list of local and national crisis and mental health resources to help you get whatever kind of support you need starting today. The volunteers and organizations on this list are there to help you when you call.more » Read More
B. Rose Huber, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
Sept. 21, 2020 3 p.m.
Children are struggling with mental health issues more now than perhaps ever before, though the treatment available — therapy, drugs, or both — differs widely from state to state.
Using a national database of insurance claims, Princeton University researchers investigated the type of treatment adolescents — most of whom were around the average age of 12 and suffering from anxiety or depression — receive after a first episode of mental illness.more » Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.
This year’s theme for MIAW is “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” Too often,more » Read More