The Fear of a Black Mother

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, family support, young adults | Comments Off on The Fear of a Black Mother

In light of the trouble in Ferguson, this week’s blog comes from Parent Map (http://www.parentmap.com/) , August 16 2014, The Fear of a Black Mother – by Reine Solomon “I need to teach my son how to stay alive when he interacts with police” The events surrounding the death of Michael Brown have been criticized and overanalyzed by all sides. No one seems to be able to wrap their heads around this tragedy, and I sincerely hope that the community is able to find peace and heal in the shadow of this child’s terrible death. Out of this tragedy, I was given an important...

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With Deep Sympathy

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Uncategorized | Comments Off on With Deep Sympathy

We extend our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to King County Parent Partner Support Network and Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division member LaTonya Rogers and family in the loss of her beloved daughter Felicia.  The tragic loss of this young woman who served her country as a member of the US Military and her love with those who knew and were closest to her  cuts to the core. The annual toll of lives lost to mental illness only underscores the vital importance of the work we do and must continue to do in King County and throughout our nation to improve services and...

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National Happiness Happens Day

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in self care | Comments Off on National Happiness Happens Day

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” -Aristotle Fun fact: August 8th is National Happiness Happens Day.  Sometimes when we are in the middle of our hectic lives, we forget to take a moment and think about what makes us happy.  Stress, responsibilities and every day routines may lead us to focus on what we need to do instead of what we would like to do.  Today, we at Guided Pathways encourage you to take a moment and think about what makes you happy.  If you have to schedule some time to have fun- watch a movie, call a good friend, bake some cookies- do it!  If you have even more...

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Higher Rates of Homelessness Amongst the Mentally Ill

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Mental Illness | Comments Off on Higher Rates of Homelessness Amongst the Mentally Ill

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, July 30th at 3PM, Congressman Tim Murphy, author of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717), and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a cosponsor of H.R. 3717, will lead an important congressional briefing on how a quirk in Medicaid billing policy, known as the “IMD Exclusion,” has resulted in higher rates of homelessness amongst the mentally ill. The panel will be moderated by Doris Fuller, the Executive Director of the Treatment Advocacy Center, and will feature experts from the mental health field testifying on how the...

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