Join Team Happy Feet at the 2018 NAMI Walk THS is proud to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the 2018 NAMI Walk. Head to Marina Park in Kirkland on June 2nd and join other THS supporters in raising funds for a worthy cause. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9. Visit https://www.namiwalks.org/team/teamhappyfeat to register.
As a peer support specialist I find great comfort in the connections that I make working with consumers. That shared experience is so valuable in being able to relate to each other, when it feels that there is no one else could possibly understand what you are going through. To know that another person has been there and will not judge you, can provide some relief to the isolating effects that mental health symptoms can give. I firmly believe that more..
How does social worker and Little League coach Aaron Parker teach his team to make good choices on and off the field? By using evidence-based principles from UW School of Social Work’s Communities in Action initiative. Your support makes it possible to help more youth adopt healthy behaviors for life. You can watch a video of THS Branch Manager Aaron Parker in action with his Little League team here. Click here to learn more about the University of Washington School of more..
Experts overwhelmingly agree that getting therapy is the best way to manage a mental illness, depression, anxiety and trauma. Yet research shows the negative attitudes about mental health, both self-imposed and from others, can prevent people from seeking support. May is National Mental Health Month, click here for some compelling facts about the prevalence of mental health conditions in the U.S.
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On Oct. 16, 2000, King County, Washington, passed the nation’s first ordinance requiring assessments of public mental health facilities to determine what percentage of patients are “getting well.” The law was originated, in part, by actress Margot Kidder of Lois Lane fame in the film Superman. Kidder experienced many years of psychiatric treatment for “manic depression,” culminating in a highly public collapse reported widely in the media. Kidder was then treated with nutritional methods and her lifelong battle with mental more..