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October - December 2009 Support, Education & Advocacy 2009 Volume 10, Issue 4

Educational Forums
Evergreen Hospital 3rd Tuesday of each month, Suite Tan 100, (downstairs) 12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, WA 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm October 20, 2009 "Non-Combat PTSD", Richard Coder, Ph.D. November 17, 2009, "Navigating the Justice System When You Have a Mental Illness", Mark Wirscham December 15, 2009, "Mental Health and Spirituality", Dr. Craig Rennebaum Bellevue College 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 On Wednesday evenings this fall, 7:30-9:00 pm October 7, 2009, Building A, Room A262 "ADHD/Asperger's/Autism Connection" Steve Becker, Ph.D. November 4, 2009, Building N, Room N201 "PTSD", Jeanne (Rachel) Anderson, MD December 2, 2009, Building N, Room N201 "The Risks of Not Treating ADHD" Harlan Gephart, MD ***** Check the NES website for more information on these forums as well as an update on upcoming forums at Cascadia Community College. www.nami-eastside.org Help us celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4 - 10, 2009, by participating in these and other community activities.
Where: St. Brendan Catholic Parish 10100 NE 192nd St, Bothell, WA 98011 (425) 483-9400.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2009 @ 2:00PM. This fifth annual event is in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer held during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please join us, as our faith community is in a unique position to offer spiritual strength through prayer, and promote a message of hope and acceptance to those living with mental illness and their families. The service is sponsored by St. Brendan Catholic Parish and the NAMI Eastside Mental Health and Spirituality Interfaith support group. The support group meets at St. Brendan Catholic Parish the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30PM.


“Canvas” is a major motion picture by Joseph Greco, starring Joe Pantoliano and Marcia Gay Harden and inspired by the true story of a family torn apart by mental illness. The film received numerous awards and is recommended by NAMI National. Where: Family Resource Center Campus, Rainier Conference Room, Building A, 16315 NE 87th St., Redmond , WA, (425) 885-6264. When: Monday, October 5, 2009. The movie will start at 7:00 PM but please join us at 6:30 for a chance to meet and greet your fellow attendees and take a quick tour of the new NAMI Eastside office. The film runs 100 minutes and will be followed by a brief discussion.

NAMI Eastside Family Resource Center Campus 16315 NE 87th Street, Suite B-4 Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 885-NAMI (6264) Fax (425) 885-3042 Consumer Support Groups and Programs NAMI-C.A.R.E. (Peer)……………………….….(425) 885-6264 Alexandra NAMI Connections 1 Brian ……………….…………………...(206) 760-9215 Young Adults (18-30) Victoria …………………………………(425) 885-6264 Consumer Art Practice Helen…………… ……………………...(206) 617-7820 Consumer and Family Mental Health & Spirituality John & Ligia…..……………………......(425) 489-4084 Spanish Speaking Group Alba ……………………………………..(425) 306-3681 Family Support Groups and Programs SG 1: Veda……………………………………..(425) 865-9839 SG 2: Susan……………………………………(425) 885-6264 SG: 3: Steve & Karla………………………….(425) 761-9050 SG 4: Karin & Kate ………………………… .(206) 236-5247 Family-to-Family, Judy ………………………….(425) 877-1162 Visions for Tomorrow ……………………..…….(425) 881-7348 Diane, Alexandra, Shelley, Julie, and Tom Speakers' Bureau In Our Own Voice…………………………….…(425) 885-6264 Dick Hanner………………....ioov@nami-eastside.org Educating the Next Generation………...…..…(425) 885-6264 Margaret …………..Margaret.romano@comcast.net Contacts Volunteers…………………....… volunteer@nami-eastside.org Administration………………………….info@nami-eastside.org Admin. Assistant………………officeadmin@nami-eastside.org NES Board of Directors Michael Rynas…………………………...………..…...President Mike Maloney……………………………...……….Vice Director Debra Jones….……….……………..…………...……Secretary Nelly Sing………………………..……………….…… Treasurer Paul Beatty ……………………………………………...Director Ramona Clifton………………………………………….Director Laurie Scott……………………………..…….……........Director Others Louis Carrozzi and Lisa Coleman…..…….……….Webmaster Dani Thibideaux …………………………………..Membership Barbara Thompson, Cindy Chase….………..….….Newsletter Marney Johnson…………………….….Volunteer Coordinator Cristine Annice ………………Educational Forum Coordinator

Lessons Learned When a Loved One Has a Brain Disease by Paul Beatty Accepting that brain diseases are biological in nature takes a long time. When dealing with the social services agencies, personnel, physicians, etc: • Approach it as a learning experience. • If they say “no”, ask who else to call. If they don’t know, ask for their supervisor. Proceed up the chain of command until you are heard. • Write down the person’s full name with whom you are talking. You are paying their salary and they are accountable. • If you don’t believe what you are being told, call back later, get another employee and hear their explanation. • Keep a log of all names, numbers, dates of contact & information • Recognize that no social service understands what the other services do or how they do it. • Two social workers rarely provide the same information. • Most social workers don’t know the definition of the acronym ‘HIPPA’ • Expect the unexpected. Precedents mean little. • Forget the word, ‘never’. • Being in the company of people with a common experience can be comforting. • It’s the right thing to advocate for someone who is incapable to do it for him/herself. • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) means they can’t reveal private healthrelated information without patient permission, but it does not mean they can’t listen and receive helpful, 0pertinent information. • Love can mean you are willing to do the opposite of what your loved one wants. • Psychiatrists are people, not deity. They ‘practice’ their craft. None have mastered it. • Pinpointing the name of the disease in a rigid manner is useless since the boundaries between diagnoses are most often fluid and overlapping. • A homeless person can and often does have a loving family somewhere. • The ‘legal system’ has no understanding of brain diseases outside ‘Mental Health Court’. • Drug manufacturers take advantage of disabled people when they price their medicine. • ‘Stigma’ is ignorance spelled differently. • It is useless to force medication on someone who doesn’t acknowledge the need. • Although your loved one may have changed, he/she is still your loved one. • Discussing details of your loved one’s symptoms with someone who has no experience or knowledge of brain diseases is a useless frustration.



FALL Giving Campaigns:
Designate your gift to NAMI Eastside
Sometime within the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing about the annual nonprofit giving campaign at your workplace (United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, or other). NAMI Eastside is not included in the agency listings and usually misses out on this valuable funding resource. To insure that your donation gets to the right place, be sure to write us in. Our tax id number is: 91-2106510 Thank you for your support!

NAMI Statement The President’s Speech & Mental Health Care
Mental illness—like most illnesses—does not discriminate. It affects Democrats and Republicans alike. It affects the young and the old. Too many parents are forced to confront “the sheer helplessness and terror” that comes when their children—at any age—become gravely ill. That is the experience of NAMI members. It is the experience of too many Americans. For those who already have health insurance, health care reform will prohibit denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, arbitrary caps on annual or lifetime coverage or excessive charges for out-of-pocket expenses. NAMI also will continue to work for four key areas of reform.

HERO House 2009 GALA & Fundraiser

•Full parity of insurance coverage for mental illness and addictive disorders in all private and public health plans. •Full integration of mental and physical health care, including early identification and intervention for mental illness in children and adolescents. People with serious mental illness die on average 25 years younger than the rest of the population. On average, a gap of almost 10 years exists been the onset of symptoms and intervention. •Elimination of the existing prohibition against Medicaid dollars being used for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse treatment—the kind of discrimination that leads to dumping people from hospitals into homeless shelters. •Improved data collection, outcomes measurement and accountability. Good numbers are essential to reform and the measurement of progress, failure or success. Data collection in mental health care lags far behind other health disciplines. Federal health care reform must create a framework for state mental health care systems to develop comprehensive, uniform, meaningful data in order to move into the future. We call on Congress to move forward. Do not retreat. Do not stand still. Do not forget that mental illness can strike anyone at any time. The time for action is now.” ***

"An Afternoon With Jon Cypher", Star of Broadway Musicals, Stage, Screen and Television
Let him take you on an unforgettable journey through Broadway musical hits, highlights from his star studded acting career and more! Where: North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98007 When: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 2:00-5:00 pm Contact Janice Horn, (425) 614-1282 for more information and reservations. Dessert, Fruit and Beverages will be served. SILENT AUCTION Find out more about Jon Cypher and HERO House at www.herohouse.org

Special Note: In an effort to save money, NES reduced the number of newsletters annually from 6 to 4. We have also cut the number of pages from 12 to 8. Beginning with this issue, we are now accepting paid advertisements (see page 7). In the last newsletter, we told you of our intention to start sending the newsletter out via email as a costcutting measure. Only a few of you responded with your email addresses. If you are interested in this service, please inform the NES office by calling (425) 885-6264 or emailing officeadmin@nami-eastside.org.

What's Up?
The King County Warm Line is
NOW OPEN! The King County Warm Line is now open for operation from 5 to 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays The King County Warm Line is a Consumer / Peer Run Organization whose mission is to provide support to individuals with psychiatric symptoms, their family and friends by promoting wellness, by listening, encouraging, providing alternative solutions, and fostering a sense of hope.

Fundraising: An Update
A special meeting for friends of NAMI Eastside was held in August to discuss our current economic situation. Those present brainstormed a wealth of ideas several of which we wish to pursue right away. There is an excellent chance that NAMI Eastside will be hosting the 2010 NAMIWalk. Planning is underway and committees are being formed. Every year many of us attend the walk and then find ourselves thinking that some aspects of the walk should have been done differently. This is your chance to be heard. Contact the NES office now to find out how you can get involved. Committees are also being formed to explore other options such as a vintage clothing fashion show, a Masquerade Ball, pancake breakfast, etc. We are also looking for people willing to make presentations to corporations about NAMI Eastside in our quest for corporate sponsorships.

1-877-500-WARM (9276) toll free* Please ONLY use the toll free number if 206 is long distance as we have to pay for each call.

Training for new Warm Line Volunteers will start July 8, 2009. Call (206) 439-2625
WarmLine@Navos.org www.KingCountyWarmLine.org The King County Warm Line is not administered by King County or Navos.

Contact the NAMI Eastside office to find out how you can help. (425) 885-6264

Eastside CHADD Forums: Fall 2009 Eastside CHADD meets the third Tuesday of each month at Evergreen Hospital, Suite Tan 101, 12303 NE 130th Lane in Kirkland, from 7:00-9:00 PM. September – June (except December). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for library and social time. FREE Tuesday October 20th: "Helping Kids and Teens Get Organized for Success at School" Susan Small, Director of Student Services at ETC/Educational Tutoring and Consulting, will offer practical strategies for managing homework, organizing school supplies, and staying informed of your child or teen’s progress at school. Tuesday November 17th, "The Risks of Not Treating ADHD: A Lifetime of Academic and Social Failure". Dr. Harlan Gephart, Medical Director for the Center for Attention Deficit Disorders in Redmond, WA, from 1990 until its closure in 2002 and a nationally recognized authority on ADHD. Dr. Gephart has over thirty years experience working with kids with ADHD. Visit www.nwchadd.org for more information.

Library Corner
The Cross & The Psychiatrist: Hope & Recovery by Terry L. Dorn printed in 2009 is a short book (73 pages), but the author’s journey to recovery from mental illness was not short. As with many with mental illness, he faced many challenges in finding compatible services. He was self-motivated and continued to seek answers in the mental health system in the state of Washington and from various churches. It was the fortuitous discovery of a church in Eatonville, WA, however, where he found he was accepted and where he felt comfortable in the congregation. Terri is now helping others to recover through his ministry and his advocacy for various support programs.

More Info
Dine With a HERO Dine with a HERO is a series of lunchtime presentations on various topics and issues that affect consumers and their family members. Speakers are experts in their respective field and always allow for questions and answers at the end of the hour. The program and lunch are free. HERO House is located in the North Creek Business Park, 14230 NE 21st Street in Bellevue. Seating is limited to the first 50 people that RSVP. Call (425) 614-1282 to register. While you are there, take a moment to tour HERO House if you haven't already. HERO House is an International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) clubhouse. It provides a Work-Based Recovery for members referred by Mental Health Providers and last year, it received the highest level of certification available.. The Experience on our Side On October 20th, 2009, Jonathan Beard will speak about the History and Purpose of clubhouse. He is a Public Relations and Marketing specialist who helped HERO House since and before its inception. He will be talking about all we can do to help us help ourselves. He will also speak about the 60 years of clubhouse and Fountain House in New York City, our origins, as well as the international movement and recognized best practices. Schizophrenia Completed On November 17, 2009, Trez Buckland, Ph.D. will share findings from her dissertation research, "Young Adults with Schizophrenia; Defining Happiness, Building Hope", at this DINE with a Hero event. In addition to sharing what she learned about keys to happiness from the prospective of young adults with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, learn about innovative and inclusive way to increase happiness and hope in your own life no matter what your situation. NAMI Eastside asked: "Some folks are telling us that the County Mental Health Court is being cut back. Is there any truth in that?” The County Executive, Kurt Triplett, has indicated that he will likely use some MIDD revenues to “supplant” (fund) the existing KCDC MHC program in the 2010 (and possibly 2011) budgets. Which means that the KCDC MHC would not be cut back but, when MIDD funding is used to “supplant” existing programs, it takes that funding out of the MIDD budget and makes it unavailable for any other use, such as the expansion of the KCDC MHC “to serve more defendants with mental illness in more locations throughout the county without further fragmenting the criminal justice system”. [The quote is text from a County Council Ordinance which directed the MIDD Oversight Committee (OC) to propose a MHC Expansion model; a work group with OC members and practitioners from the existing MHCs developed and submitted a proposal to the OC which was approved and submitted to the Co Exec in late spring 2009; that proposal was then submitted to the Council, which referred it to the Regional Policy Committee, which approved it in early summer and returned it to Council for approval. But by this time, the budget issues began to overshadow implementation of new efforts and the realization of “MIDD strategy 11 b”, i.e., the expansion of MHC, is considered “delayed” by Executive Triplett and the Budget Office. The County Exec’s budget for 2010 will propose that the ‘core’ KCDC MHC remain in place, funded by MIDD revenues. It is also expected that his budget will not include funding to implement the planned expansion of the DC MHC. His budget is scheduled to be transmitted to the County Council on 9-28-09. At that time, the Council begins their review and deliberation on what is proposed and in essence, the Council will agree with his proposal and “delay” the expansion of MHC, or may explore other options (if the Council takes this later approach, the Council gets to figure out how to fund the other options). I apologize for being wordy about this but I haven’t found a succinct way to answer this without explaining the context and the environment in which this is unfolding. Lois M. Smith, Program Manager, Mental Health Court King County District Court, Lois.Smith@kingcounty.gov

NEW NAMI CONNECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP STARTING SOON IN BOTHELL We are in the process of finding free or low cost space for a new weekly support group for consumers. If you have some ideas for space that is accessible by bus, please contact the NES office. Unfamiliar with Connections? It is a closed support group run by and for peers (person with a mental illness). Check the website for more information!

NAMI Eastside Support Groups and Regularly Scheduled Meetings
MONDAY: The Spanish Speaking Consumer and Family Support Group in the Executive Building at 12835 Bel-Red Road, Suite 145, Bellevue, WA. Call Alba at (425) 306-3681 Last Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Family Support Group 3 Fairfax Hospital, in the Boardroom, 10200 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland, 98034. Contact Steve at (425) 761-9050, or email sanderson@hartleycounseling.com for more information. 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. NAMI Connections Consumer Support Group, Family Resource Center Campus, 16315 NE 87th St., Redmond, WA 98052, Baker/Adams Conference Room, Building B. Go around the building to your right. Contact Brian Youngberg, at (206) 760-9215 or brianyoungberg@msn.com. Every Tuesday, 6:308:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY: NAMI C.A.R.E. (Consumers Advocating Recovery through Empowerment) Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue in the "Community Room" which is across from the Information/Lotto desk and near Pzazz. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:008:30 p.m. Mental Health & Spirituality Consumer and Family Support Group. St. Brendan Catholic Church School, 2nd Floor. Teachers’ Lounge, 10049 NE 195th St., Bothell. To verify the location and time, contact John at (425) 489-4084 or via email johnrad14@yahoo.com. 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. Family Support Group 1 At the church, 12700 SE 32nd St., in Bellevue near Factoria. Go to room 207 in the building just left of the Sanctuary, Susan (425) 765-4364, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. Family Support Group 4 Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, in the Coho Room, contact Karin (206) 236-5247 Karin.miller@overlakehospital.org, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Family Support Group 2 St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room E-2 , Bellevue. Contact Veda, (425) 865-9839, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Young Adult (18-30) Consumer Support Group, Washington Cathedral, Bldg. 12280, Room 206, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond. NES Office, (425) 885-6264, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 –8:00 p.m. ANNOUNCEMENTS Bulk Mailing Party Family Resource Center Campus, (Conference room to be designated when group is scheduled), 16315 NE 87th Street, Suite B-4. Volunteer group is notified about a week ahead of each mailing party. Contact the NES office to volunteer (425) 885-NAMI (6264). Monthly Forums Evergreen Hospital, Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Suite Tan 100, 12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland.

Bellevue College forums, time and day differ each month, contact the NES office.

SATURDAY: Consumer Art Practice / Workshop Family Resource Center Campus, 16315 NE 87th Street, Building B, the Baker/Adams Conference Room, Info@nami-eastside.org, Helen (206) 617-7820. 2nd Saturday of each month, noon till 3:00 p.m. **Please note: Due to low attendance, the art workshops will be cancelled unless we hear from you by the Friday prior to the Saturday workshop. Please call Helen at (206) 617-7820 or the NAMI Eastside office.

Dine with a HERO a popular HERO House program, is usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at HERO House, 14230 NE 21st Street in Bellevue. FREE lunch included. Seating is limited to the first 50 that RSVP – (425) 614-1282.

NES Board Meetings Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm, Family Resource Center Campus, 16225 NE 87th Street in Redmond, Building A in the Rainier Room. Please call the NES office beforehand (425) 885-6264 so that we can insure enough meeting packets are available.

For information on any of these support groups or other programs, contact the NAMI Eastside office at (425) 885-6264 or via email at info@nami-eastside.org. Calls received after hours will be returned the following work day.

Planning for a Loved One with Special Needs
If something were to happen to you today, who would be there to protect the needs of your loved ones—especially those with special needs?
Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. The government provides several programs offering financial assistance that provide benefits for items such as food, shelter and clothing and medical care, however the government also puts a major condition on the receipt of these benefits. If an individual with a disability receives funding for any of the aforementioned purposes from an alternate source, the government cuts back support. That’s why many people turn to a Special Needs Trust. A Special Needs Trust can help ensure they will have the resources necessary to live complete and fulfilling lives. This estate-planning tool can offer an affordable way to help meet the ongoing needs of a person with a disability — or to provide a substantial gift — without affecting eligibility for government funding. More importantly, if something happens to you, a Special Needs Trust can help provide financial security for your loved one’s continued care. Specifically designed to provide funds to supplement the basic necessities (food, shelter and clothing), a Special Needs Trust may help pay for additional items not covered by SSI or Medicaid. The funding vehicle you select for your Special Needs Trust can have a dramatic impact on the amount of resources available for your loved one. Investments1 or other financial resources can potentially multiply the value of your trust fund over the years. But at the same time, today’s fluctuating market and evolving tax2 laws can lessen the value of these savings. Permanent life insurance is a vehicle that can provide a death benefit as well as a host of short- and long-term advantages3. Sam Jones, Financial Adviser* New York Life Insurance Company, Agent, 11400 SE 8th St. Suite 300, Bellevue, WA 98004 Cell 206-795-0509 Fax 425-481-6575 Email: samjones@newyorklife.com

The Company You Keep®

Registered Representative for NYLIFE Securities LLC Member FINRA/SIPC, A Licensed Insurance Agency 11400 SE 8th St, Ste. 300, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-462-4899 *Financial Adviser, Eagle Strategies LLC, A Registered Investment Adviser
1) 2) 3) Securities offered through NYLIFE Securities LLC Neither New York Life Insurance Company nor it’s agents offer tax, legal or accounting advice Loans and withdrawals reduce the death benefit and cash value by the amount of the outstanding loans

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Cell (425) 765-0473 Email: mike@qwestoffice.net
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To help cover the cost of producing the newsletter, we have decided to start selling space to appropriate advertisers. We encourage you to support them as they are supporting NAMI Eastside. Advertising Rates: 1/8 page (business card size) ad 1/4 page ad 1/2 page ad Full page ad Payment must accompany ad layout. $50/issue $100/issue $200/issue $375/issue

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NAMI Eastside (425) 885-NAMI (6264) Info@nami-eastside.org
NAMI Eastside Website: www.nami-eastside.org HERO House (425) 614-1282, www.herohouse.org Online PPD Support Group: www.ppdsupportpage.com NAMI National: www.nami.org NAMI Washington: office@namiwa.comcastbiz.net Helpful Phone Numbers 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-4 CRISIS, (206) 461-3222, or dial 2-1-1 Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE Survivors of Suicide: (253) 838-8947 DSHS Food Stamps & Medical Coupons (425) 649-4000 Catholic Community Services: (425) 284-2211 Crisis Clinic Caregiver Info: 1-800-621-4636 Salvation Army: (425) 452-7300 St. Vincent de Paul: (206) 767-6449 Community Health Centers of KC: (425) 882-1697 SKC Public Health: (206) 296-4920 SSDI & SSI Social Security (800) 772-1213, www.ssa.gov Local Resources & Information Community Psychiatric Clinic, www.cpcwa.org, (206) 461-3614 Sound Mental Health: www.smh.org (425) 653-5000, (206) 302-2200 Western State Hosp Family Advocate: Pat Lovett (360) 698-4668 Fairfax Hospital 1-800-435-7221 Washington State Legislators: www2.leg.wa.gov or 800-562-6000 Community Resources Online: www.ci.seattle.wa.us/crisisclinic Eastside Legal Assistance: (425) 747-7274 Eastside Legal Assistance and Multilingual Clinic: (425) 747-1663 Presbyterian Counseling Svc. (206) 527-2266 CHADD Eastside (206) 622-2127 Health Point Community Health Center: (425) 882-1697, Dental Clinic: (425) 883-8000 Ombudsman of King County: (800) 790-8049, (206) 205-1357

Other Helpful Organizations
Crisis Clinic: www.crisisclinic.org Mental Health Matters: www.mental-health-matters.com Get Mental Help: www.getmentalhelp.com Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse: www.mhselfhelp.org Mental Health Infosource: www.medinfosource.com Nat Res Center on Homelessness & Mental Illness: www.prainc.com Mental Health Today: www.mental-health-today.com Health Place: www.healthplace.com Online Support Groups: www.wa_families@yahoogroups.com Freedom From Fear: (anxiety, depression) www.freedomfromfear.org National Inst Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov Social Security Administration: www.socialsecurity.gov Americans with Disabilities Act Info: www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada National Mental Health Assn: www.nmha.org International Fdtn for Research & Education on Depression: www.ifred.org Depression & Bipolar Alliance: www.dbsalliance.org Recovery Inc.: www.recovery-inc.org NARSAD, brain research: www.narsad.org MH Planning & Advocacy Council: www.wamentalhealth.com Mental Health Recovery: www.mentalhealthrecovery.com On line support groups: www.wa_ikfamilies@yahoogroups.com Shelter/Housing/Food Eastside Domestic Violence: (425) 746-1940 Friends of Youth: (425) 869-6490 Issaquah & Community Services: (425) 391-0137 Eastside Love, Inc. (425) 869-9561 Hopelink: (425) 889-7880,(425) 333-4163,(425) 392-4123,(425) 888-0096 Issaquah Church & Community Services: (425) 284-2218

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