Guest commentary / Critical mental health services By Carolyn Hetherwick Goza, M.Ed., the President of the Snohomish County Mental Health Advisory Board and a NAMI BASICS Lead Instructor.
A new federal initiative could make it significantly easier for people experiencing a psychiatric emergency — including those with disabilities — to get the care they need. Under a pilot program announced this week, Medicaid officials said they will provide reimbursement for emergency care at private psychiatric hospitals for adults. States receiving the funds include Washington!
An article published in the Seattle Times on March 17, 2012, "A vanished brother, veils of secrecy and the sister who would not give up," is about a talented man who struggled with mental illness, became homeless and disconnect from his family. It is a sad and all too common story, but the sister is making a difference through the foundation she created in his memory.
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Seattle Times - May 14, 2011 - Walk highlights importance of mental-health assistance