I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More
It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More
A new Seattle Times poll finds overwhelming support to expand mental-health and substance-abuse treatment to address the homelessness crisis in King County, but deep distrust about elected leaders’ ability to solve it.
By Vianna Davila and Vernal Coleman
King County residents looking for answers to the region’s homeless crisis favor long-term solutions — particularly more affordable housing or mental-health and drug Read More
By Martha Bellisle
The Associated Press
SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.
Inslee said at a news conference in Burien last Tuesday that he wants to change the system from being “crisis-based” to one that focuses on prevention by providing mental health care to more people.
“There’s too long of a line of people trying to get into the mental health system,” he said.
The governor reiterated Read More
Credit: University of New Mexico
After decades of medical dramas filling our TV screens, the figure of a technician wielding an ultrasound wand is so prolific, it’s easily called to mind. Even if you’ve never needed an internal abdominal exam, the steps are familiar: The clear, cool gel on the belly; the pressing of a sturdy, plastic device against the patient’s torso; the grainy images that appear on a nearby screen…
Credit: NAMI Washington
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a mission, “to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness.”
For the second year now, NAMI Washington has presented a storytelling event in Seattle called The Brainpower Chronicles.
Bill Bernat, who serves as its host and storyteller coach, is a storyteller, mental health advocate and someone who lives with bipolar condition.
Bernat speaks frankly in his introduction about how mental health conditions build Read More