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Youth Programs
Mental Health
Substance Use

Youth Programs

Inactive Teens May Be More Prone to Depression

By ReutersFeb. 18, 2020 (Reuters Health) – Sedentary teens may be more likely than their active peers to be depressed, and a new study suggests even light exercise like walking might help reduce this risk. Following more than 4,000 young people from age 12 to age 18, researchers found physical activity levels declined as kids got older. But those who were the most sedentary at ages 12 through 16 were the most likely to have symptoms of depression at 18. Conversely, more..

2019 Year in Review

THS 2019 Year in Review

The Therapeutic Health Services team had a great year, especially on our website, where we saw a 118% increase in total web traffic! You have our sincerest thanks for visiting our site, sharing us, and connecting to care with us. We wanted to take a moment to compile some of the great stories, videos, and posts we shared in 2019. Patient Stories Brenda’s Story – Recovering from Opioid Addiction – Brenda’s fall into opioid use stripped her life of the more..

student in the Central Youth Development Program

Central Youth Development – Developing Youth and Making Bright Futures

A Lifetime Opportunity Check out our new video Central Youth Development – Developing Youth and Making Bright Futures above. It showcases the Central Youth Development (CYD) program and the amazing educational opportunities we are providing to students in Seattle and Seattle Public Schools. The CYD program connected students with a once-in-a-lifetime college tour through southern Califonia. By partnering with our friends at Y-Scholars at Garfield High School through Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA, our CYD program was able to expand the more..

psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner PMHNP

Recruiters tap PMHNP role to fill psychiatrist shortage

BY: Carole Jakucs, MSN, RN, PHN on September 11, 2019 There is a shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S., but some states are in greater need of psychiatrists than others. One example is the state of Washington, which has only met its need for psychiatrists for its population size, by just more than 11%, according to a recently published report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The state needs a minimum of 165 more psychiatrists to remedy its current shortage. “The shortage has greatly more..

Coming Out Story Photo

Coming Out About Mental Health On Social Media

Tarena Lofton Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam in grad school,” the doctoral qualifying exam. She took the rest of the day off, went home and baked cookies. Harris continued with her regular schedule: lab, work, home, repeat. Everything seemed fine until she realized she was more..

youth mental health king county

New Youth Mental Health Services in South King County

In response to overwhelming demand, Therapeutic Health Services is happy to announce that it will begin offering youth mental health services at its existing Kent location at 24823 Pacific Highway South. “We’ve been receiving so many calls and emails from families in Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines and Burien. Our Seattle-based counseling staff has been doing a great job responding.  We’re at the point where it just makes sense to have counseling staff closer to the communities they are serving,” more..

Royale Still Photo

Royale’s Story

We want to share Royale’s story with you. Royale was a client of our Youth and Families program. His story, in turning his life around, is a bright light that we hope brings you a smile. We serve many young people like Royale and we hope to share more stories like his with you in the coming year. Please consider making a gift today to ensure we can continue lighting up lives like Royale’s. Support Patients Like Royale Please consider more..

Graph of percentage of US 12 grade students reporting daily marijuana use vs. perceived risk of regular marijuana use National Institute on Drug Abuse Data Reveals Changing Trends in Teen Substance Use

National Institute on Drug Abuse Data Reveals Changing Trends in Teen Substance Use

Every year the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) surveys 8th, 10th, and 12th graders across the country about their substance use The most recent results from 2017 show some interesting changes in the popularity and perceived risk of cigarettes, “vaping,” and marijuana. While cigarette use has shown a steady decline since the survey began in 1991, vaping is becoming more and more popular. In 2017, 27% of 12 graders said they had ever smoked a cigarette, while 36% said more..

Help THS Support Raising Our Youth As Leaders

We need your help to raise $10,000 in the next 2 months Every so often we have a program that needs “a little help” – additional funding that allows us to serve more people in need or to enhance services so existing participants can be more successful. In order to provide extra help for the ROYAL program, THS has started its first ever crowdfunding campaign to provide extra summer programming for local youth in need. Our goal is to raise more..

Youth in the cognitive behavioral therapy program

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the understanding that the way we think influences how we feel and the choices that we make. Cognitions (thoughts and beliefs) are the things we say to ourselves about the world around us. These thoughts can sometimes be unhelpful, negative, or distorted from reality. For example, Sam is walking down the hallway at school and tries to say hello to one of his classmates. The classmate barely looks more..

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