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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 a ... read more

Phelps honored for honesty on mental health, helping others

“When I first really opened up about the struggles that ... I have — de-stigmatizing mental health and just getting the point across that it’s OK to not be OK.” The Seattle Times does not append ... read more

Three questions every reporter should ask when covering mental health

Deborah Wang didn’t know what to expect when she sat down with a Seattle teenager ... Alliance for Mental Illness. That means it’s very likely that journalists will interview sources with a mental ... read more

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A Week In Seattle, WA, On A $156,000 Joint Income

$6.80 Story continues 5 p.m. — I throw in a load of laundry, and then my parents call so we chat on the phone for awhile. I live across the country from them after moving to Seattle from New ... read more


First responders bear the burden of mental health emergencies | Special Report

You let them tell their story ... a mental health professional can meet them there. Officers complain if they have to wait 10 minutes,” Scully said. King County, Wash., which encompasses Seattle ... read more

Westside Story – Seattle is Dying. Is Lakewood?

While it does not appear our West Side towns and cities are currently facing the same level of death threat as Seattle, we are experiencing some of the same issues. For this story, I was drawn to ... read more

Man used as proof that ‘Seattle Is Dying’ tells his story

There were struggles ... in Seattle. The facilities are geared toward those considered the hardest to house, often with mental health or substance abuse issues. The philosophy is to achieve housing ... read more

Appeals court to decide on transgender inmate’s surgery

He said doctors for inmate Adree (Ah-DREE) Edmo, however, believed she first needed therapy to address her uncontrolled mental health ... day is a struggle for the inmate to survive. The Seattle Times ... read more

Washington parents are fighting to change a law allowing teens to refuse mental health treatment

It's a struggle many parents in Washington face ... but they released him after less than 24 hours and without doing any kind of mental health exam. That kind of story remains common in Washington, ... read more

Chirlane McCray, de Blasio’s Wife, Is Questioned Over His ‘Revolutionary’ $1 Billion Mental Health Plan

Mr. de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, has done the same, presenting the effort as a national model to audiences from Atlanta to Seattle ... money into mental health programs and training, nonprofit ... read more

Rob Whalen’s retirement an example of how some MLB teams are failing to address mental health issues

He thanked them for the opportunity to play baseball and for “dealing with a lot of my b.s. Story continues “Wish I could’ve been in a better season of my life during my time with Seattle ... open ... read more

This young Seattle man, whose life inspired a movement, has died. He was 23

Lawmakers in Olympia Wednesday paid tribute to a young man whose struggles ... of Seattle, died by suicide on Monday. He was 23. On Wednesday, during Legislative testimony, lawmakers and advocates ... read more



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