Momentary Healing

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Mental Illness, Recovery, Suicide, Video | Comments Off on Momentary Healing

Wynne Lee, 17, struggled with depression and cultural expectations for several years. The teen from Diamond Bar, California, is like many kids from Asian American families who often have trouble finding appropriate treatment. Watch the video:   Reprinted from Children’s Mental Health...

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Sesame Street in Communities

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sesame Street in Communities

It’s the Month of the Young Child, and the Sesame Street pals are celebrating with videos designed to help little ones grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Check out their video on Children’s Mental Health Network: http://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/sesame-street-communities

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Musings from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Musings from Susan’s Desk

Thankful for the Support of Caring Community Members When Deb McCarroll was eight years old, her mother took her on a journey through the streets of Albuquerque and the New Mexico desert. Deb’s book The Long Hot Walk tells her story of being raised by an “unshakable” mother with escalating mental illness. Deb, the author of two books and an artist whose paintings hang in more than a few downtown Seattle businesses, is just one of the wonderfully supportive community members who contributed to Guided Pathways’ first fundraiser, the Youth Empower Happy Hour, April 8th, 2015, at the Mt....

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On Losing My Darling Natalie – Children’s Mental Health Network

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Children's Mental Health, depression, Mental Illness, Suicide | Comments Off on On Losing My Darling Natalie – Children’s Mental Health Network

A touching story of a mom and her daughter’s struggle with mental health published in the Children’s Mental Health Network. On Losing My Darling Natalie – Doris Fuller I lost my darling daughter Natalie to terminal mental illness last weekend.  She killed herself one month short of her 29th birthday by stepping in front of a train in Baltimore.

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Revise ITA Timeline for Police Referrals to Allow for Medical Treatment Prior to DMHP Evaluation

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Advocacy | Comments Off on Revise ITA Timeline for Police Referrals to Allow for Medical Treatment Prior to DMHP Evaluation

By Zakia Ruquiya, GPS Lead Parent Partner Current language sets a different standard for persons delivered to an ED by a police officer than those who have arrived voluntarily. ED’s are provided with the authority to detain a person pending an evaluation by a DMHP in either instance, but the time period they are allowed to detain an individual is 12 hours from the time they arrive in the ED for police referrals, as opposed to six hours from the time the determination has been made that an evaluation is necessary. Medical Stabilization Must Occur First Only once the person is medically...

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