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4 Underlying Issues That May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts

If you are considering suicide, odds are, there is an underlying issue that needs to be treated in order for you to feel okay  [ ... ]

Mental Health and Disasters: ...

My spouse is from Louisiana, which is a disaster area right now, flooded from days of steady, record-setting rain. I lived there [ ... ]

Most people think of the onset of psychosis as sudden, but there are often warning signs that precede an episode. Knowing what to look for provides the best opportunity for early intervention.

The 2014 NAMI National Convention was an amazing, surreal experience. For four days, people from all over the country came together to educate and learn about mental illness.

Psychiatric and mental health in America has not succeeded at engaging people diagnosed with mental illness in their own care and empowering them and their families to become true partners with their providers.

Today, 1 in 5 people in jails and prisons in this country live with a mental illness. About 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have a mental health condition. This criminalization of mental illness is tragic and it's wrong.

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NAMI Greater Seattle will provide a brief, 20-30 minute "NAMI Overview" presentation upon request. If you are interested in a NAMI Greater Seattle general presentation, or have a specific topic in mind, please contact our office at (206) 783-9264.

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A 60-90 minute presentation which unmasks mental illness, using personal stories to illuminate what it is like to live with a mental illness and maintain recovery. In Our Own Voice presenters change attitudes, misconceptions, and stereotypes regarding mental illness by sharing their experience and participating in an open Q&A at the end of the session.

Educating the Next Generation

Brings the truth about mental health, mental illness, and local resources to middle and high school students using trained interns to teach a 45 minute, interactive class. Students complete pre and post tests to measure change in their understanding of stigma, bias, and stereotypes associated with mental illness.

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