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Continuing the Conversation – Community Health and Social Services in Kingston

Courtesy of Kitsap Daily News - This is the fifth in a series of columns focusing on topics previously selected by participants of the March 2019 Kingston Community Conversation. You can learn more about the Community Conversations by going to kingstoncares.org/events. The date for the 2020 Community Conversation has been set for April 4, at the Village Green Community Center. This month, we will be covering the topic of community [...]

Continuing the Conversation – Community Health and Social Services in Kingston2020-02-05T15:33:05-08:00

Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care

Courtesy of Kitsap Daily News - How to enjoy the holiday season while avoiding its excesses Bremerton – Once again the holidays are fast approaching. This is a joyous time of celebration and closeness with families and loved ones, but for some, the holidays can be a difficult time, filled with seasonal stressors. For persons in addiction recovery or coping with mental conditions, holidays can be especially difficult. View Full [...]

Holiday Enjoyment and Self Care2019-12-03T16:31:46-08:00

Impending Medicaid Changes Worry Some Local Behavioral Health Providers

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - There are big changes coming to mental health and substance use services around the West Sound next year. Washington’s ongoing Medicaid transition to “whole-person care” —  the last stage of which will be completed next year — will drastically alter the way the state pays for the region’s behavioral services. The Washington State Health Care Authority says the new system aims to better coordinate services and provide easier access [...]

Impending Medicaid Changes Worry Some Local Behavioral Health Providers2019-11-18T10:02:28-08:00

Her Goal? 52 Marathons. Her Inspiration? Her Brother.

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - By July, New Year's resolutions are usually long forgotten. But for Illahee native Tabatha Collins, it’s all that’s running through her mind. “Sometimes I think: is this still important, or am I just out running?” Collins asked. Collins' brother, Todd Riedle, would have turned 52 on Jan. 1, and in his honor, she is signed up to participate in 52 ultramarathons. “I might do more," [...]

Her Goal? 52 Marathons. Her Inspiration? Her Brother.2019-11-06T15:18:15-08:00

The Misleading Fears About Mental Health – Joe Roszak, Your Turn

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - In the wake of any horrific tragedy, such as the one that claimed the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida, many in the media and the general public are quick to conflate mental illness with violence. It’s not hard to understand why this happens. After all, movies and crime dramas often portray those living with mental illness as scary, unpredictable and violent. And, yes, [...]

The Misleading Fears About Mental Health – Joe Roszak, Your Turn2019-10-31T15:28:38-07:00
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