Mental Health Matters eNewsletter # 4 - 2012


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Mylene Barizo
Tricia Boerger
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Bobby Martinsen
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Eliminating Mental Health Stigma Through the Arts Promises a Thought Provoking Evening of Entertainment

RSVP now to reserve your seat and be sure to tell your colleagues and friends to attend!

Even though Sound Mental Health has worked for decades to end crippling social stigmas that plague thousands of mentally ill people in King County, a renewed effort by the organization and its partners is sure to draw greater attention to the issue.

David Zeigen, former SMH Executive Director and Pat Pagdilas-Shepherd, SMH staff member  (picture correction) 

SMH Remembers David Zeigen, Former Executive Director

On Aug. 26, 2012, Sound Mental Health lost an important member of its family. David K. Zeigen, former executive director, passed away peacefully at his home.

A memorial service was held for him at Evergreen Washelli Cemetery in North Seattle, on Sept. 1, 2012.   (More)

Randy Revelle

Long Time Mental Health Advocate Revelle Bids Adieu

Following a long and productive career serving the community, Randy Revelle, senior vice president for Policy and Advocacy at the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), has decided to call it a day.

After 17 years at WSHA, Mr. Revelle announced in April that he will retire from the organization...   (More)    

Join Circle of Friends for Mental Health

Circle of Friends, a mental health arts organization, will host Arts in Action at Solo Bar.  Performances will include a play reading, art show, and live performances.  October 21, 2012, 5:00pm-9:00pm @ 200 Roy St. Seattle, WA 98109.

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