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We’re Moving!

April 18, 2019 3:38 pm : Blog
We’re moving! To keep up with us, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @namiswwa We will be closed from May 13-17 and reopening in our new location on May 20. Please be patient with us while we get situated in our new home. We are all very excited, we hope you are too! Or more »

NAMI Washington State Trainings

April 14, 2019 1:45 pm : Blog
For more information, visit NAMI Washington PROGRAM DATE LOCATION APPLICATION Application Deadline May 18-19, 2019 Yakima FSG Yakima Application May 3, 2019   July 13-14, 2019 Yakima CSG Yakima Application June 14, 2019 August 24, 2019 Yakima IOOV Yakima Application Online Training MUST be completed by August 9, 2019 July 19, 2019 October 26, 2019 more »

NAMI SW WA Behavioral Health Services to Close

April 12, 2019 1:42 pm : Blog
NAMI SW WA’s Behavioral Health Services Unit to Close; NAMI Affiliate Will Expand Advocacy, Support and Education Programs   April 12, 2019   NAMI SW WA (www.namiswwa.or) has decided to close its three-therapist Behavioral Health Services (BHS) unit, which provided behavioral health therapy to Medicaid patients. NAMI SW WA was the only NAMI affiliate in more »

How a new UW teaching hospital might help Washington state’s mental-health crisis

April 9, 2019 1:03 pm : Blog
March 25, 2019 at 6:00 am By Jake Goldstein-Street Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/how-a-new-uw-teaching-hospital-might-help-washington-states-mental-health-crisis/ OLYMPIA – The chairman of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Washington envisions a state-of-the-art hospital, up to eight stories high, with rooms for up to 150 patients and a key role in helping the state care for its mentally more »

Washington State Looks At Expanding Parental Rights For Teen Mental Health Treatment

April 9, 2019 12:59 pm : Blog
March 12, 2019 By Deborah Wang, KUOW WBUR https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/03/12/washington-parental-rights-mental-health Washington, like many states, gives teens the right to seek mental health treatment without a parent’s consent. The state allows kids as young as 13 to make their own mental health decisions. But some parents say they’re being left out of important decisions for their children. KUOW’s Deborah Wang (@KUOWdebwang) reports more »

Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

April 9, 2019 12:57 pm : Blog
Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on more »

NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

April 9, 2019 12:56 pm : Blog
4/2/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

The 4 Most Effective Self-Care Moves for Your Mental Health

April 3, 2019 4:36 pm : Blog
by Brad Krause Sometimes, we spend so much time taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. If you want to be your best, you have to practice self-care. However, self-care is about more than meditation and massages. Self-care, even in the most of basic forms, is a fundamental step in more »

Mental health and the workplace: What employers must realize

March 14, 2019 4:18 pm : Blog
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 more »

Senate passes proposed extension of behavioral health holds

March 14, 2019 4:17 pm : Blog
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 more »

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