mental health

picture of Tita Begashaw at Harborview Medical Center
January 2, 2018

Adults forget the value of laughter, says Tita Begashaw. "Adults laugh about 30 times a day, children 300 times a day. Go back!

Christmas tree ornament
December 21, 2017

If you are feeling isolated over the holidays, or if you're surrounded by people, here are tips for emotional stability from Dror-Ben Zeev, a UW Medicine professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

December 13, 2017

For most people around the world, mental health care is a luxury they can’t afford or can’t access. But digital technology can reach people who otherwise lack access.

picture of David Yamashita
November 14, 2017

(Downloadable video) David Yamashita talks about his mother, Patty, who died by suicide after suffering from mental illness.

November 14, 2017

David Yamashita said his mother was his hero and his continued source of inspiration. But no one in the family knew how dark her moods were until she took her own life by taking a bottle of prescription medicine.

October 6, 2017

After Todd and Laura Crooks lost their oldest son Chad to suicide, the West Seattle couple created Chad's Legacy Project to bring resources together and spark change.

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.

There is no universal response to a cancer diagnosis. Whether a patient is old, young, stage I or stage IV, everyone has a unique emotional reaction.

Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns take on added dimensions when a woman is expecting a baby or has just had a child. Questions arise about how best to treat these conditions during this stage of a woman’s life.


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