Frustration by Kyle Krauskopf Emotion 2 The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something. Here’s something we can all connect on right now. Of all the emotions capable in human existence I may have experienced this one the most. But...

Artist Kyle Krauskopf talks candidly about his journey with art and mental health. All my life I have felt out of place. It started with being a chubby little kid with glasses and a bowl-cut who was into superheroes and star wars- consequently being made fun...

Small Drawings / High Hopes by Kyle Krauskopf Several times in my life I have utilized the “look before you leap tactic.” I take risks, they’re calculated risks, but they’re risks nonetheless.  Right out of the gate I moved to a city I couldn’t afford with...

A letter to you  from our Executive Director,  Muguette Guenneguez At NAMI Seattle, we want to connect with you as we face a national pandemic that is already beginning to upend our lives. As a community of caring individuals, we know we can get through this together –...

By Race PorterEdited by Jenna Alaskar  I have struggled with mental health for as long as I can remember, and like so many other people who deal with mental health issues, my first inclination has always been to hide it. I always figured no one...

Kenyon J. Eshenbaugh, 15, has begun writing short stories to further articulate his experience of his depression. This is one of his stories. By Kenyon J. Eshenbaugh Edited by Maddy Noonan Life is a garden. An orderly plot of greens, reds, purples, and blues....

Ellen Meny is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and author living in Seattle. This is her story. Photo Credit: Cameron Thomsen. Yeesh. That's what I think to myself every time I try to start this blog post, because mental illness is hard to write about. You would think that, after years of living...

By Rachel Spurlock, NAMI Seattle Intern Summer 2019 Edited by Maddy Noonan Rachel Spurlock, NAMI Seattle Intern. It is not a choice for attention, it is not a cause of hormone overloads. It is not just a normal teenage feeling. It’s called living with depression, and with that comes...

By Marc Anthony CisnerosEdited by Cameron Safai, Mychael Hodges, Sarah Jensen, and Nicolle OsbornUW Bothell School of BusinessEdited by Maddy Noonan Dr. Sunny Chieh Cheng, Board Member. While some struggle to find motivation to pull through each day, Sunny finds her motivation from her clinical practice and...