Mental health

Sponsored | Understanding the Mental Health Crisis for Teens and Young Adults

Sponsored | Understanding the Mental Health Crisis for Teens and Young Adults

As the rate of teen depression rises across the country, Washington State is no exception.

As the rate of teen depression rises across the country, Washington State is no exception. In its 2019 survey assessing youth depression statistics, Mental Health America (MHA) found that 13 percent of youth ages 12–17 in Washington suffered from major depression during the past year. In addition, the report found that a vast majority of…

Circus Therapy Pioneer Finds Power in the Trapeze

Circus Therapy Pioneer Finds Power in the Trapeze

Amber Parker takes a swing at mental health support via acrobatics.

Amber Parker coaches acrobats with unique challenges in the circus arts as a form of behavioral therapy.

Out of Hiding

Out of Hiding

Mental health awareness paves the way for better diagnosis and treatment

!–paging_filter–pIf you were to guess at the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States, chances are you might think of accidents—car crashes, for example, or falls. But while those accidental events are on the list (numbers two and four, respectively), it’s self-harm that has risen to the top in recent years—suicide./ppDuring a nine-year…

Soldiering On: New Methods for Battling PTSD

Soldiering On: New Methods for Battling PTSD

From mobile apps to meditation, local practitioners are pioneering fresh ways to fight back against

Beyond two locked security doors on the seventh floor of Seattle’s Veterans Affairs hospital (VA) on Beacon Hill, patients are treated for some of the more severe cases of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a web of other issues. Some of them are depressed, some are suicidal, and some are simply not functioning because of…

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