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...

By Brandt Nickel, William McGinnis, Dominic Bui, Han Lunchou, and Nathan LeasUW Bothell School of BusinessEdited by Maddy Noonan Eli Lieberman, Board Member. “Embrace the uncomfortable” is a favorite mantra of Eli Lieberman, first year board member at NAMI Seattle. Eli, a cheerful professional who is...

Featured in our Summer Newsletter, Maddy Noonan opens up about performance and its role in her mental health. Here is her story. Art by Jenny Vidovic. A long time ago, or so the story goes, an aristocratic family in Cheshire had a lion on their crest. This...

Featured in our Spring and Summer Newsletters, Faarah Misbah attended the 11th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference in Tempe, Arizona. Here is her story. I’m someone who is very involved in the Muslim community because of my volunteering history. I’ve volunteered a lot in planning social...