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2019 Legislative Session Report

June 20, 2019

2019 Legislative Session Report The 2019 legislative session provided a more direct focus on behavioral health policy than any session in recent memory. In 2018, Governor Inslee made clear his intent to move most civil commitments into smaller community-based settings and turn Western State Hospital into a Forensic Center of Excellence, focusing on the needs more »

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Birth to 25 Advisory Commission

May 29, 2019

Pierce County is forming a  ‘ Birth to 25 Advisory Commission’  to help shape the future for Pierce County residents under the age of 25.     According to Carol Mitchell,  senior counsel for Pierce County’s Justice Services  “Pierce County needs a diverse, thoughtful and engaged group of community members to help us formulate a more »

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Tacoma Dome Veterans Resource Fair

May 13, 2019

Members of NAMI Pierce County volunteered recently at the Tacoma Dome Veterans Resource Fair. If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, contact us at

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The LEAP Method

May 7, 2019

Of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, an estimated 40-60 percent also have a condition called anosognosia, a neurological phenomenon where the patient is unaware and/or unable to accept his or her neurological deficit or psychiatric condition. Often they quit taking their medication, claiming that they are not sick. They may deny past behaviors, more »

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