Refugee from Sierra Leone puts personal struggle with PTSD to work for others
by Sandi Halimuddin
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
On World Mental Health Day, local film takes on global stigma
by Celina Kareiva
“Hidden Pictures” follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care.
Oct 10, 2013
Torture survivors thrive on a new kind of treatment in Seattle
by Anna Goren
A new program bridges the gap between different refugee service providers helping victims of torture in the Northwest.
Mar 10, 2014
Nepalese student’s suicide reveals dark side of ‘globalization lottery’
by Sarah Stuteville
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
“There’s a whole population of children not being addressed”
by Mahroo Keshavarz
"There's a whole population of children not being addressed"
Mar 11, 2016
Washington shaman consult spirits to treat anxiety and depression
by Cristina Acuña
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
Trump’s immigration talk leads families to seek mental health support
by Agatha Pacheco
Organizations have started to provide talk therapy, group therapy, yoga and more to address anxiety caused by shifts in immigration policies.
Mar 21, 2017
Women artists reflect on “Infinity Mirrors,” Yayoi Kusama’s legacy
by Mayumi Tsutakawa
Yayoi Kusama's influence and legacy is larger than playful colors and whimsical patterns.
Jul 19, 2017
Self-care as a form of resistance
by Reagan Jackson
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