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How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

“World Mental Health Day brought light to the fact that mental illness is more common than we think. Over 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can cripple productivity, creativity and optimal performance especially when it comes to the workplace. Employers are even seeing […]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:43+00:00November 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on How To Combat Anxiety In The Workplace

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started when he was 16 and his family moved to Lima, Ohio. It was the last stop in a string of moves his military family made — from Panama to North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Germany.

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By |2018-11-05T20:27:27+00:00November 5th, 2018|General|Comments Off on A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Health Care Update, September 2018

Washington State Health Care Authority Director Sue Birch tells us about her visit to Olympic Community Health, the Healthier Washington rural health care transformation, Spokane’s Medicaid Transformation public forum, and HCA’s plans for fall.

By |2018-10-03T11:54:04+00:00October 3rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Health Care Update, September 2018

Stable housing and employment set foundation for success

The Foundational Community Supports (FCS) program is a lifeline to a happier and more stable life, connecting community health services and Medicaid clients to housing and employers to help individuals find and maintain jobs, obtain stable, independent housing, and gain the necessary skills to be successful.

 

By |2018-10-03T10:52:47+00:00October 3rd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Stable housing and employment set foundation for success

Should Mental Health Education be part of a High School Curriculum?

Students returning to school this fall in Virginia and New York will be required to participate in mental-health education as part of their health and physical education courses. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill into law in March that requires a mental health curriculum for 9th and […]

By |2018-10-02T12:23:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Should Mental Health Education be part of a High School Curriculum?

The Top Apps for Improving Mental Health

In a technologically advanced society, apps are available for everything these days, from shopping to entertainment and travel and more. Apps that help individuals look after their mental health are also available, and can be used as a tool for treatment. Experts believe these apps are most effective when used in conjunction with medication and/or […]

By |2018-09-24T13:56:24+00:00September 24th, 2018|General|Comments Off on The Top Apps for Improving Mental Health

State of Washington Announces Grants to Support and Modernize State Health Mental System with More Community Based Facilities

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues. These grant funds will help create 341 additional beds, including providing safe places for people to stay upon discharge from the state’s two psychiatric […]

By |2018-09-24T13:56:58+00:00September 24th, 2018|General|Comments Off on State of Washington Announces Grants to Support and Modernize State Health Mental System with More Community Based Facilities