Self-care as a form of resistance

In the current political and social climate, my thoughts turned not to surrender, but survival — and the necessity of prioritizing one's own well-being.
Jul 31, 2017

Women artists reflect on “Infinity Mirrors,” Yayoi Kusama’s legacy

Yayoi Kusama's influence and legacy is larger than playful colors and whimsical patterns.
Jul 19, 2017

Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support

Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017
Brown uses the feathers of a bird native to a Huichol land in Mexico to conduct spiritual readings. (Photo by Cristina Acuña)

Washington shaman consult spirits to treat anxiety and depression

I assumed the shamanic healing used to treat my mental illness back in Peru wouldn't be an option here in the Northwest. It turns out I was wrong.
Apr 6, 2016
Mahroo Keshavarz. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“There’s a whole population of children not being addressed”

"There's a whole population of children not being addressed"
Mar 11, 2016
Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

Nepalese student’s suicide reveals dark side of ‘globalization lottery’

Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.
Jul 11, 2014

Torture survivors thrive on a new kind of treatment in Seattle

A new program bridges the gap between different refugee service providers helping victims of torture in the Northwest.
Mar 10, 2014
Delaney Ruston, in the field. (Photo courtesy Hidden Pictures)

On World Mental Health Day, local film takes on global stigma

“Hidden Pictures” follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care.
Oct 10, 2013
Children fetching water from Cockle Bay, in Freetown. (Photo from Flickr by Matt Stephenson)

Refugee from Sierra Leone puts personal struggle with PTSD to work for others

Salifu Mansaray has turned his own experience of trauma from Sierra Leone’s bloody civil war into an asset in serving mentally ill seniors in Burien.
Aug 19, 2013