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Seattle stories that humanize mental health struggles

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a mission, “to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness.” For the second year now, NAMI Washington has presented ... read more

Former Bear Jim McMahon talks past drug use at opening of New Lenox hospital for mental health, substance abuse treatment

As officials Thursday marked the opening of a New Lenox hospital meant to treat people with mental health disorders and substance abuse problems, former Chicago Bear Jim McMahon candidly talked about ... read more

Free Speech Friday: Students are here to learn, not to struggle over their health care needs

hearing stories about the struggles of uninsured Americans sounds surprising. However, when I realize that many of fellow students on campus are delaying the care they need, experiencing untreated men... read more

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Former NBA player Dooling details mental health struggle

Former NBA player Keyon Dooling revealed powerful details Tuesday about a mental health situation he experienced that stemmed ... was at a restaurant in Seattle and went to use the restroom. A man gro... read more


Korn star Brian Welch talks addiction and faith in new doc 'Loud Krazy Love': 'There is life on the other side'

“It’s a father-daughter story and anybody can relate to [it]. I’m hoping that, because this generation needs it so much, with the mental health discussion ... and struggle with the same ... read more

The rare mental-health fixers

The day before, she was in a West Seattle psychiatric ... spots in a mental-health housing unit. In the movie version of Mary, she’d be the wisecracking, self-deprecating bridesmaid character. That ef... read more

YA novels that get real about mental health

Although YA books on mental health definitely aren ... By being open about it, we can work to humanize and destigmatize it. With that in mind, here are a few YA books from recent years that get real a... read more

As kinship caregivers struggle, Washington’s foster care system benefits

For Simmons, who retired early from her work in sales due to depression and other mental health ... is a Seattle-based nonprofit newsroom producing journalism for the common good. Learn more and sign ... read more

At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health

SEATTLE – The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting ... Chihuly, too, has struggled with his mental health, by turns fragile and luminous like the art ... read more

Backpack exhibit at UNI raises mental health awareness

Active Minds is a national organization dedicated to “ending the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect ... the photos and stories told humanize the display. Like the story of UN... read more

Percy Harvin reveals struggle with anxiety, discusses walking away from NFL

Percy Harvin revealed in a Sports Illustrated story that in addition to his unending migraines ... Harvin opened up about his mental health struggles, in the hopes that he can help others. Referring t... read more

Katherine Switz Has A Mental Illness – And She Wants You To Know About It

After years of struggle with how she and her illness might be perceived in the workplace, Switz founded the Stability Network, a Seattle-based organization of career professionals and business leaders ... read more



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