Mentally Ill Teens http://www.kplu.org en When your adult child has severe mental illness: an activist mother's perspective http://www.kplu.org/post/when-your-adult-child-has-severe-mental-illness-activist-mothers-perspective <p>The school shootings in Connecticut have an extra layer of sadness for parents whose children are mentally ill.</p><p>In fact, Washington’s and America's <a href="http://www.nami-greaterseattle.org/about.html">main advocacy group for the mentally ill</a> -- the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) -- was organized by a Seattle mother back in the 1970s, after her son, filled with schizophrenic delusions, shot and killed a man.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:27:51 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7410 at http://www.kplu.org When your adult child has severe mental illness: an activist mother's perspective Brotherly bond clouded by schizophrenia http://www.kplu.org/post/brotherly-bond-clouded-schizophrenia <p>Some of the longest relationships are the life-long ties between siblings. But that connection can get complicated when one sibling suffers from a mental illness.</p><p>Many support programs don&rsquo;t focus much on the sibling relationships. Northwest News Network reporter Jessica Robinson recorded the story of two brothers: one in Moscow, Idaho, the other in Anchorage, Alaska. One has schizophrenia. The other grew up in the shadow of it.</p><p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:10:11 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3201 at http://www.kplu.org Brotherly bond clouded by schizophrenia In rural northwest mentally ill teens struggle for services http://www.kplu.org/post/rural-northwest-mentally-ill-teens-struggle-services <p>Experts say mental health services for teens are especially inadequate in rural areas. That describes huge swaths of our region.</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:27:12 +0000 Anna King 3193 at http://www.kplu.org In rural northwest mentally ill teens struggle for services Early intervention key to treating mentally ill teens http://www.kplu.org/post/early-intervention-key-treating-mentally-ill-teens <p>The research is clear that the key to keeping a mentally ill teen in treatment and out of trouble is early intervention. Yet, most counties in the Northwest do not offer comprehensive treatment to kids in the initial stages of a mental breakdown.</p><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:00:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 3188 at http://www.kplu.org Early intervention key to treating mentally ill teens Mentally ill juveniles cycle in and out of detention http://www.kplu.org/post/mentally-ill-juveniles-cycle-and-out-detention <p>Every year in the Northwest, thousands of mentally ill teenagers get caught up in the juvenile justice system. In fact, some counties estimate more than half of the kids they place behind bars have a diagnosable mental health condition like schizophrenia, bi-polar or personality disorder. Yet many of these teens do not get the treatment they need. Instead, they cycle in and out of detention.</p><p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:37:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3181 at http://www.kplu.org