Be Inspired

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, Recovery, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Be Inspired

National Recovery Month (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention...

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Speak up! Reach out!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, depression, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Speak up! Reach out!

Join the voices for recovery! It’s National Recovery Month. The theme for this 25th anniversary of celebrating and raising awareness of mental health and substance use disorder recovery is ‘speak up, reach out’. That’s exactly what we’re asking you all to join us in doing this month. You have two opportunities to join your voice with ours and the voices of others in King County. The first opportunity is September 26th in Shoreline at our Family Social 4th Friday! Join us at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1315 N 160th St., in Shoreline for a recovery themed movie and conversation. On...

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September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in depression, family support, foster teens, Suicide, Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Today is World Suicide Awareness Day. Suicide is a subject that is hard to talk about and too infrequently discussed until our awareness is heightened by a sudden, shocking, seemingly incomprehensible tragedy.  Out of the tragedy of the death of comedian/actor Robin Williams comes the catalyst to learn more about depression and early warning signs and clues of suicide. Today we share a powerful graphic containing important and helpful information about suicide. Read it and share it with others. http://www.socialworkdegreecenter.com/suicide-notes/ If your sadness doesn’t go away, or keeps...

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National Recovery Month 2014- Encouraging Education and Support from Friends

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in family support, Mental Illness, self care | Comments Off on National Recovery Month 2014- Encouraging Education and Support from Friends

September is National Recovery Month in our country. How will you celebrate it? Findings from the 2006 HealthStyles Survey reveal that only around one-quarter of young adults between the ages of 18 -24 believe that a person with mental illness can eventually recover. Only 42 percent of Americans believe that a person with mental illness can be as successful at work as others. Only a little more than half (54%) of young adults who know someone with a mental illness believe that treatment can help people with mental illnesses lead normal lives. Despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of...

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