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June 28, 2018

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018

g my recovery and myself has allowed me to be a better friend, a better partner and a better person; it’s also allowed me to be more successful. I’m much better at helping my clients knowing that I have learned how to help myself.

Here are five ways I help myself, so I can better help those I serve.

Adopt A Self-Care Mindset

Self-care. Self-care. Self-care. I preach these words to client after client. As Read More

    We did it! Thanks to your advocacy, the House passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, yesterday with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 357-57!

    This victory is because of you. Your advocacy made this possible.

    H.R. 6082 aligns 42 CFR Part 2—the regulation that keeps health care providers from accessing information about a person’s substance use condition—with HIPAA.

    This will ensure that physical health, mental health and substance use records are treated fairly and equally. This allows for better treatment Read More

    June 1, 2018 | By Gregg Bel

    Brandon Marshall stood tall, even taller than his listed 6 feet, 5 inches.

    After the workout on his first day as a Seahawk, the six-time Pro Bowl receiver spoke slowly and confidently. He listened to questions as thoughtfully as he answered them. He spoke of the “honor” of having “champions” as new teammates in Seattle. He talked of his chance at age 34, following two surgeries since October, to prove the rest of the NFL Read More


    NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones.

    This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis and resources available for those affected. Also included is information about advocating for a person in crisis along with a sample Read More

    April 27, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein

    Far too often, young people experience stigma that invalidates their struggles with mental health. Far too often, young people are treated as if they are incapable of experiencing mental illness. Far too often, young people don’t get the help they need.

    How can we expect our youth to reach out for help with challenging symptoms when they often only receive more pain than help? When they think they will be stigmatized or told they are “too Read More

    April 12, 2018 | By Manisha Jha

    I was buzzed in and the door quickly locked as I shut it behind me. It was unexpectedly quiet in Seven North. There was a quote attributed to Maya Angelou hanging on the wall outside of a patient’s room. In a light blue text, it began:

    “People will forget what you said … ”

    The same light blue covered the front desk and the wall behind it. The desk held a monitor with several different surveillance Read More

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