Musings from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in family support, Mental Illness, Musings from Susan's Desk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Musings from Susan’s Desk

I ask members of Congress to look those Newtown families in the eye  Agree or disagree, this CNN article gives more insight to congressman Murphy and his quest for mental health reform. For Network faithful who love the congressman, you will like this piece. For Network faithful who are exasperated with the congressman, you should read this piece to understand better what drives...

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Musings from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, family support, federation conference, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, Musings from Susan's Desk, national federation | Comments Off on Musings from Susan’s Desk

Last month, I was fortunate to be able to attend the 25th annual Conference of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health in Washington, D.C.  Once again this year, November 18th, Policy Day, was the highlight of my conference experience.  This is a day where parents and youth, Board members, directors and staff of family support organizations and other conferees from across the United States join together to advocate for children’s mental health on Capitol Hill.  We spent the morning being updated on key legislation and shaping our advocacy strategies and messages, before...

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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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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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