Coloring books and welding help vets cope with PTSD

When traditional talk therapies fall flat, more and more Northwest military veterans suffering PTSD are turning to art therapy.
Jul 3, 2015
A member of a Japanese Search and Rescue team, still looking for survivors in Unosumai, Japan six days after the earthquake. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock via Flickr)

Smile for Japan aims to outlast earthquake’s scars

Four years after the earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, Seattle artists and musicians are raising money to help heal psychological and social scars.
Mar 5, 2015
A building damaged in fighting in Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. (Photo by VO Svodboda via Picasa)

What the heck is happening in Ukraine (and why you should care)

A filmmaker from Ukraine visited Seattle last week and shared some shocking footage from a conflict that has turned into all out war.
Feb 17, 2015
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