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The Three of Us

Parents keep their son’s legacy alive by advocating for mental health.

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Your Smart Phone Will See You Now

Using a smartphone to get mental health help, 24/7.

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Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Protecting mental health for generations to come.

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No Health Without Mental Health

UW Medicine launches the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center.

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Both Light and Dark

Lisa Lovejoy suffered for years with mental illness — until she found the right treatment at Harborview Medical Center. Now she hopes to inspire others toward better health.

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‘Blitz Week’ Idea Leads to Faster Autism Assessments

Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder can be a complicated and time-consuming process, involving lengthy parent interviews, multiple interactions with the child, and consensus-building among providers. One assessment can take 10 to 14 hours over a month’s time, an agonizing duration for all parties. “Fourteen hours was too long,” said Raphael Bernier, a UW Medicine specialist in […]

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To Teach Suicide Care is to Confront Bias, Fears, Reality

Dr. Jeff Sung first felt the anguish and guilt of losing a patient to suicide when he was a UW resident training in psychiatry and behavioral sciences. “I had just seen the person the previous day. My initial feeling was shock and disbelief, and then dread and confusion. The next day felt surreal. Should I […]

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Recovery From Head Trauma’s Psychological After-effects

In June 2013, Noranne Skaanland, an avid cyclist, was in the home stretch of a 20-mile bike ride. She had less than a mile to go to her house in Enumclaw, Wash., when a pickup truck cut a corner. The 60-year old mother of three was hit. Skaanland suffered multiple fractures, lost part of her […]

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Recognizing Emotional Wounds That Come With Traumatic Injury

After suffering a traumatic injury, many people are concerned about more than their physical well-being. Worries can mount about how the injury will affect their employment and financial security, and whether it will disrupt their family dynamics. These feelings can, in turn, slow down recovery. A team at Harborview Medical Center is studying whether treating […]

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Major Clinical Trial to Study Mental Health in Rural U.S.

UW Medicine specialists in psychiatry and behavioral sciences will lead the largest clinical trial ever involving rural Americans with a psychiatric disorder. One thousand primary-care patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder or both will be recruited from 15 Federally Qualified Health Centers in three states (Arkansas, Michigan and Washington) to study how best […]

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Technological Advances in Behavioral Health

Find out how UW Medicine researchers and practitioners are using video games, apps and other technologies to treat mental health issues from PTSD to Depression.

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