“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 […]
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.
World Mental Health Day is always celebrated on October 10th, it was first created in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health and this year is the day’s 26th anniversary! The idea behind the day is to inform and raise awareness about different mental conditions and to […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]