How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, depression, family support, family support organization, self care, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do

Huffington Post, 10/24/14,  by Megan Devine I’ve been a therapist for more than 10 years. I worked in social services for the decade before that. I knew grief. I knew how to handle it in myself, and how to attend to it in others. When my partner drowned on a sunny day in 2009, I learned there was a lot more to grief than I’d known. Many people truly want to help a friend or family member who is experiencing a severe loss. Words often fail us at times like these, leaving us stammering for the right thing to say. Some people are so afraid to say or do the wrong thing, they choose...

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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Bullying, Children's Mental Health, depression, family support, Mental Illness, Recovery, Suicide | Comments Off on October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention are offering two free webinars focused on important topics related to bullying prevention. The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools October 27th, 1:30-3 p.m. EST Too often, tragic stories of young people dying by suicide headline the news.  Often the media link these suicide deaths directly to bullying behaviors.  The deaths of these young people devastate families, schools, and communities.  As school staff in daily contact with these youth, you are uniquely affected by these events and may feel...

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Consumer Advocate Award 2014

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in awards, family support organization, King County | Comments Off on Consumer Advocate Award 2014

GPS Board member Jody Schreven received the Consumer Advocate Award for her long-standing dedication and commitment to youth and families wellness and recovery. Jody received the award October 6th at the COD & Treatment Conference in Yakima, WA. Conference Emcee and program committee member David Jefferson presented the...

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Coming Together for Recovery

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Family Fun, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness | Comments Off on Coming Together for Recovery

The power of support was never more evident than on September 30th at our Movie Night & Conversation at Integrity Life Church in Federal Way.  That date marked the second of two great events in September! (The first event took place September 26th at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, hosted by Pastor Randy Butler and attended by 20 people.) We ended our celebration of Recovery Month 2014 by coming together with community members, our Board and staff to hear and share recovery stories and points of view on the experiences of people who face mental health and substance use...

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