Posted in Industry News on June 11, 2014
Kevin Hines Featured in Youth Mental Health First Aid
November 26, 2013
Nathan Sprenger @ The National Council
Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor shares his story in new course film
Posted in Industry News on May 27, 2014
Each May, National Foster Care Month serves as a reminder that there are children, youth, and families in our communities who require our collective support to achieve safety, permanence, and the tools needed to thrive in adulthood. This month is a time for us to acknowledge and express our gratitude to those who provide a helping hand to children in foster care, including professionals, foster parents, mentors, and others.
Posted in Industry News on May 12, 2014
Please click HERE to learn about one young woman's struggle with suicide.
Posted in Industry News on May 5, 2014
Schizophrenia is often viewed as the most serious and debilitating mental illness. For example, rates of schizophrenia among homeless people and prisoners are high.
But – decades of research offer hope for those affected by the illness, and new approaches to treating the disorder make it possible for people to live full lives. Kim T. Mueser, a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, discussed some of these new … More »
Posted in Industry News on April 29, 2014
National Mental Health Month raises awareness about mental illness and related issues in the United States. In recent times, attitudes towards mental health issues appear to be changing. Negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have reduced and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health issues and support for people with them.
Despite this shift in attitude, the idea of a mental health awareness campaign is not a recent one. In the late 1940's, the first … More »
Posted in Industry News on April 14, 2014
May is National Foster Care Month!
Every day, some 513,000 children and youth are living in foster care because their own parents can't take care of them. We must address the needs of these children, who need a stable and secure home until they can either return to their parents or establish a lifelong connection to a nurturing adult.
National Foster Care Month in May provides an opportunity for people nationwide to get involved as foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers, or in … More »
Posted in Industry News on April 3, 2014
National Autism Awareness Month
A statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate. During National Autism Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to better understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of individuals living with it.
A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 … More »
Posted in Industry News on March 17, 2014
Featured Guest Panelists
Sheriff Ty Trenary - Snohomish County Sheriff
Carola Schmid - Sno. Co. Involuntary Treatment Supervisor
Edward DaPra - Snohomish Co. Jail Medical Supervisor
Judge Tam Bui - Snohomish County Mental Health Court
Judge Laura Van Slyck - Snohomish Co. Municipal Court- Everett
• What is the procedure for getting a family member evaluated for possible Involuntary Treatment?
• What happens when I call 911 on a family member in a mental health crisis?
• What … More »
Posted in Industry News on January 30, 2014
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Posted in Industry News on January 17, 2014
Volunteers needed for county homeless count Jan. 23
By Julie Muhlstein, Everett Herald Writer
A year ago, on a single day in January, 1,996 people were counted as homeless in Snohomish County. Again this year, volunteers are needed to help with the county’s annual Point in Time homeless count, scheduled for Jan. 23.
Volunteers, who can choose to work in specified areas of Snohomish County, are asked to commit to three-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. that day.
Although it … More »
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