by Elena Renken, NPR More than three in five Americans are lonely, with more and more people reporting feeling like they are left out, poorly understood and lacking companionship, according to a new survey released Thursday. Workplace culture and conditions may contribute to Americans’ loneliness. And loneliness may be on the rise. The report, led by the health insurer Cigna, found a nearly 13% rise in loneliness since 2018, when the survey was first conducted. (Cigna is a provider of health insurance for NPR more..
THS is hosting Alcohol/Drug Information School (A/DIS) at two of our branches, Summit and Eastside, once monthly through to December 2020 These courses help individuals make more informed decisions about substance use. What is Alcohol/Drug Information School? The Alcohol/Drug Information School classes offered through Therapeutic Health Services meet the requirements set forth in the Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) in conjunction with Washington State Courts, Probation, and the Washington State Dept. of Licensing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more..
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, all THS Branches will be closed on both January 20th, 2020 If you are a patient and need to speak with our staff, please call your branch. The phone numbers are found on our locations page here. If you are not a patient and would like to request service, please complete our Get Help form located here: www.ths-wa.org/get-help. For Patients Receiving Methadone Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 20th Two more..
Commit to Compassion Today We share Dwayne’s Story with you in honor of Giving Tuesday. A day reserved for giving back to the causes we care about. We can use this holiday as a way to express our giving spirit, here in this season of community and generosity. We hope you enjoy this short story in honor of Giving Tuesday, the holidays, and our friend Dwayne. Losing it and Getting it Back Dwayne has a relaxed sort of charisma. He’s more..
Who doesn’t like shopping? The promise of time spent in stores or online. Thinking hard about what your husband would like, what your mother wants, what your teenage needs. Christmas is the best holiday of the year because it’s the gift-giving season. But what if you could give 2X as many gifts as you planned? What if for every shirt, pair of socks, TV, or video game you gave, you’d know your impact on the world was even bigger? It more..
By Laura Ungar NOVEMBER 25, 2019 – Kaiser Health News Article CINCINNATI — A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton’s long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. She’d done that drug and others for about 20 years before getting sober in 2008. But things were different back then. This time, the 62-year-old knew she needed to seek treatment before it was too late. “If I used today,” she said, “I’d be more..
Our Snohomish/Everett location has finished its renovations! With new rooms, care spaces, and expansions, our Snohomish/Everett branch is even more prepared to serve those in need. The Snohomish/Everett branch was set-up to allow THS to better serve Snohomish county. New Renovations The renovations added three counseling offices, two medical offices, a new staff lounge, and an additional group room. The new renovations greatly expand the Everett Branch’s ability to provide services. As a result of the renovations, the Everett team more..
Losing it and Getting it Back Dwayne has a relaxed sort of charisma. He’s well dressed, well-spoken, a very charming person to speak with. Life hasn’t always been kind to Dwayne, but when you speak with him you can tell that life’s challenges have not held him down. Despite falling into drug use, addiction and nearly losing everything as a young man, he realized when he had a problem and needed help. He came to THS and with the tools, more..
Meet Marissa, Peer Support Specialist Sitting down with Marissa is like sitting down with a friend you’ve known forever but haven’t seen in a while. She’s both energetic and relaxed, which is perfect because Marissa is a Peer Support Specialist at Therapeutic Health Services (THS). As a Peer Support Specialist, Marissa helps people in need connect to mental health treatment. Marissa is the person at the door welcoming new patients. She’s the voice on the phone reaching out to people more..
Considering Compassion and Care We had a great time in October for our Fall Raising Power Event held at the Wild Ginger McKenzie in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Our supporters gathered to view our new Central Youth Development Video and hear the story of Rachelle, a patient with an amazing story. We heard from our CEO, Patricia Edmond-Quinn, on the importance of widening our circle and connecting to people in need across our region. Our Chief Development and Marketing more..