The office is the first of its kind in the country, and Gov. Jay Inslee believes it will be a model for other states.
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The Mental Health Project is a Seattle Times initiative focused on covering mental and behavioral health. The project illuminates a growing mental health crisis in the Seattle region, Washington state and beyond. It explores the many types of mental illness people experience, spotlights promising treatments and research, and examines actions by government agencies, nonprofits and health providers to address the problem.
Deaths have spiked inside the King County Jail this year. But the jail hasn’t followed a new law to better track and analyze causes of...
Nelly Braxton, a Shoreline Community College student, shares her experiences living as a foster youth and struggling to find support in school.
Esther Taylor, a graduating senior at Walla Walla University, shares her story about losing her mother and navigating higher education as a foster youth.
Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd.
UW Medicine is seeking participants for a new study focused on training survivors' friends and family on how to support recovery after sexual assault.
Community doctors now routinely deal with complex psychiatric issues, making tough diagnoses after brief visits and prescribing psychiatric medications for lack of better alternatives.
Many college students are experiencing long wait times to see a counselor as demand far outstrips staffing levels at campus clinics.
The connection between money and mental health is one that neither financial planners nor therapists have typically been eager to make, but that is changing.
Elon Musk's recent tweets about mental health medication have prompted backlash from providers and patients who worry that he's using his profile to spread misinformation.