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Inpatient/Residential Programs

Compass Health-Mukilteo Evaluation & Treatment Facility: Adults under 72-hour involuntary detention &/or 14-day commitment in accordance with WA State Involuntary Treatment Act. Must be referred by a Designated Mental Health Professional.425-349-8888 10710 Mukilteo Speedway

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URL: https://namiswwa.org/resources/inpatient-programs/

Mental Health First Aid

(5 days ago) Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

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SEE ME Presentation

(7 days ago) SEE ME is a mental health educational presentation about mental health disorders, communication techniques, and stigma. The presentation includes a panel of individuals either living with a mental health disorder themselves or who have a family member living with mental illness. We realize that many times fear comes from not knowing.

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Crisis Intervention Training

(4 days ago) The lack of mental health crisis services across the U.S. has resulted in law enforcement officers serving as first responders to most crises. A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is an innovative, community-based approach to improve the outcomes of these encounters.

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

(3 days ago) An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness. May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm. When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face.

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NAMI SW WA Behavioral Health Services

(5 days ago) ested in health and biosciences. A group of sophomore students called NAMI SW WA because they are interested in mental health and in educating their fellow students about mental health issues. NAMI SW WA presented a one-hour pro-gram to the student body. The …

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Washington announces $14M for new

(7 days ago) The Washington State Department of Commerce on Thursday announced more than $14 million in new funding for 11 health care providers to build additional psychiatric facilities for short-term inpatient services and state mental hospital diversion. The state’s investment will be matched with $14.6 million in other funding sources, Commerce said. The money will help foot more »

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NAMI’s New President Outlines Priorities For Serious

(4 days ago) Expand coverage for mental health and substance use disorder care in private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. NAMI has long fought for parity and against harmful cuts to Medicaid. Last year, NAMI worked tirelessly to preserve hard-fought gains in private insurance and Medicaid for people with mental illness. Without coverage, talk about

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Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental …

(4 days ago) By Martha Bellisle The Associated Press SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years. Inslee said at a news conference in Burien last Tuesday that he wants to change the system from being “crisis-based” to …

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Washington hospital is ‘like going into hell’

(7 days ago) Health department spokeswoman Kelly Stowe said the agency is working with the governor’s office on funding options after the recent inspection cost the hospital federal dollars. “As for the latest survey, we are still in the midst of reviewing the findings and will continue our work improving quality of …

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Volunteer at NAMI SW WA

(1 days ago) Teach incredible life-saving skills, empathy, and more to people just like you, with lived experience as an individual living with a mental health condition or a family member. Give people hope for the future with education. STRive: for individuals living with a mental health condition wanting to jumpstart their recovery

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Facing Discrimination While Advocating

(4 days ago) I take my mental health advocacy very seriously. I know firsthand how important progress towards acceptance is. Unfortunately, I also know how it feels to be discriminated against both for my mental illness and as an advocate: miserable, threatened, defeated, paranoid, or that I shouldn’t be advocating at all. Just a series of nasty remarks more »

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About Mental Health Conditions

(2 days ago) About Mental Health Conditions. A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a …

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Mission and Services Overview

(1 days ago) Mission. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, of Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) is dedicated to helping all people affected by mental illness through education, support, awareness, and advocacy. Our service area is Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Washington State with an office in Vancouver.

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NAMI SW WA Behavioral Health Services to Close

(8 days ago) NAMI SW WA’s Behavioral Health Services Unit to Close; NAMI Affiliate Will Expand Advocacy, Support and Education Programs April 12, 2019 NAMI SW WA (www.namiswwa.or) has decided to close its three-therapist Behavioral Health Services (BHS) unit, which provided behavioral health therapy to Medicaid patients. NAMI SW WA was the only NAMI affiliate in…

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The State of Mental Health in America

(9 days ago) Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal.

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What Is Mental Health Probation

(3 days ago) Mental health probation is a court sentence that mandates mental health treatment for a defendant pleading guilty to an offense related to a psychiatric episode. Under the supervision of the mental health probation department, the defendant typically serves a minimum of two years of probation and may have specific conditions, such as drug

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Mental Health Lawyers

(9 days ago) Mental Health Court. Modeled after drug courts and developed in response to the overrepresentation of people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system, mental health courts divert select defendants with mental illnesses into judicially supervised, community-based treatment. Currently, all …

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APA: Don’t Forget About Physical Health in Treating …

(2 days ago) New payment models, better education, and stronger advocacy key to change Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today | December 07, 2017 WASHINGTON -- People with serious mental illness die 10 to 25 years earlier than the rest of the population, and mental health experts spoke of ways to reverse this trend at a briefing on Thursday hosted…

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update

(5 days ago) Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update. This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill.

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Black Mental Health and the Importance of 988 …

(9 days ago) I’ve spoken on mental health stigma in the Black community for years, both personally and publicly. The truth is, on the other side of stigma is a shared experience wherein our needs — mental health and otherwise — have not only been unmet, but responded to with physical, emotional and psychological violence and neglect.

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Treatment Settings

(4 days ago) Mental health care professionals that provide services include psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric or mental health nurses, social workers and counselors. Psychiatrists prescribe and manage medications. Finding a professional who accepts your health insurance can help cover the cost of services, but some psychiatrists and other doctors do

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Minority Mental Health

(3 days ago) July: Minority Mental Health Month. In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives designated July every year as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Campbell was a leading African American journalist and novelist, and a national spokesperson for individuals and …

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

(7 days ago) ACEs can have lasting, negative effects on health, well-being, and opportunity. These experiences can increase the risks of injury, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and child health problems, teen pregnancy, involvement in sex trafficking, and a wide range of chronic diseases and leading causes of death such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and suicide.

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Stigma Free Company

(Just Now) Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States. Untreated mental health conditions cost the economy $200 billion in lost earnings each year through decreased work performance and productivity. 8 of 10 workers with a mental health condition report that shame and stigma prevent them from seeking treatment.

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WA State Commitment Laws

(6 days ago) Health Care Authority Rules. The Health Care Authority has a behavioral health and recovery rulemaking website showing its rule-making activity related to behavioral health agencies and services. Health Care Authority rules related to behavioral health and managed care are in title 182 WAC, under the following WAC chapters: 182-538 Managed care

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Psychosocial Treatments

(9 days ago) Living well with a complicated health condition (physical or mental) can require working with a number of medical providers and support resources. Case management can help individuals coordinate these services. A case manager has knowledge of local medical facilities, housing opportunities, employment programs and social support networks.

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Black mental health matters: How to cope during a …

(6 days ago) From Goodmorningamerica.com, July 10, 2020 Black mental health matters. To say this is an exponentially tough time for black people in America would be an understatement ⁠-- and that's why protecting the mental health of this community is vital. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and most recently George Floyd, among countless lives lost at the hands of police…

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HIPAA Restrictions

(7 days ago) In Washington, The Health Care Authority (HCA) follows HIPAA rules for Apple Health (Medicaid) and Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) programs and must provide privacy protections for personal and health information collected about members, applicants, state employees and retirees, even after death.

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Can Blood Tests Detect Schizophrenia And Other …

(5 days ago) The problem is that mental health diagnosis has essentially remained unchanged for 100 years, relying on symptoms and clinical interviews. Mental disorders lack what most other health diagnoses rely on: biological markers. A tumor seen on a scan, bacteria identified by a throat culture, a …

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Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People …

(9 days ago) The health care system was built to serve the underserved and examine social injustice, yet there are still barriers set in place for those this system was designed for. As much as I strongly encourage black women (and also black men) to seek professional care and to not be ashamed to be in need of help, I equally strongly ask and encourage the

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How Social Media Is Changing the Way We Think …

(8 days ago) Mental health conditions are more complex than a two-sentence description and can result in serious complications if not treated appropriately. However, tongue-in-cheek posts can make a mental health diagnosis seem less foreign or daunting. Perhaps beginning a medication regimen feels less intimidating knowing that another TikTok user has had a

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Dozens show support for Providence’s mental health

(6 days ago) Dozens show support for Providence’s mental health hospital. About 30 people, many with ties to Providence St. Peter Hospital, spoke Wednesday, largely in support of a new mental health hospital proposed by Providence and Fairfax Behavioral Health. The 85-bed Olympia Behavioral Health, pitched for 3000 Marvin Road NE in Lacey at a cost of

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Work Requirements For Medicaid Hurt, Not Help

(2 days ago) Jan 19, 2018 | nami.org Across the country, more than 10 million people with mental illness rely on Medicaid, including many who live with severe conditions. Medicaid helps address the nation’s mental health care crisis by paying for services that people need, such as medications, case management, therapy, peer supports, crises and hospital care.

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Half of People Killed by Police Have a

(5 days ago) “Police have become the default responders to mental health calls,” write the authors, historian David Perry and disability expert Lawrence Carter-Long, who analyzed incidents from 2013 to 2015. They propose that “people with psychiatric disabilities” are presumed to be “dangerous to themselves and others” in police interactions.

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Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health …

(8 days ago) Congress Takes Historic Step Toward Mental Health Reform. ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has issued the following statement on the passage of HR 2646, comprehensive mental health reform legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, late in the

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At 13, teens in Washington can refuse mental health

(Just Now) At 13, teens in Washington can refuse mental health treatment even if suicidal; parents fighting to change rules. SEATTLE — Teen suicides continue to be an epidemic in Washington state. On average, more than 100 teens die by suicide every year and for many families seeking treatment some …

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How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental …

(5 days ago) Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you…

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