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Washington Mental Health Services Guide

Many people don't realize that publicly-funded mental health services are available in their state. People looking for free or low-cost counseling often think their only options are counselors in private practice and don't know that publicly-funded providers in their communities may also offer counseling services. While state-based programs are not for everyone, they are often a great place to start for people who face geographic or financial barriers to therapy. Intake specialists at community mental health programs can help people learn whether they qualify for state-funded services and can refer people who don't qualify to other low-cost programs that may be able to meet their needs.

Washington Mental Health Services Guide
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Physical activity is a key to good health

Physical Activity Physical activity is a key to good health Being physically active is one of the most important things people can do to improve their health, according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Physical activity guidelines are detailed in the recently released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Everyone has a different way to be active and Move Your Way has numerous tips for adults and parents on how to get moving. Mom, dad, & son on bikes wearing helmets shutterstock_117289561.jpg Move Your Way.png Adults need at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity 2 days a week. Kids and teens need at least 60 minutes of activity every day that include muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activities. The American Heart Association also provides tips on how to meet these guidelines. Every Body Walk! is a website that promotes walking events through out the United States. Another good resource for information on the benefits of activity is Tips to Help You Get Active.

Physical activity is a key to good health
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Vancouver Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous

AA meetings throughout the Vancouver Area. If you need help, please come!! If you need to talk to someone RIGHT NOW, call this number: 360-694-3870 Looking for service opportunities?

Vancouver Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous
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COVID-19 vaccine How to access COVID-19 vaccine

Those included in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Tier 1 (B1) are now eligible to be vaccinated (see "How vaccine will be prioritized" section below). If you confirmed your eligibility using the state's Phase Finder tool, you must still schedule an appointment with a vaccination site or submit a request form on the Public Health website to be referred to a facility with vaccine. Phase Finder only determines eligibility; it does not schedule you an appointment or add you to a waiting list. There are multiple options for seeking COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Each option includes different processes for scheduling appointments. However, vaccine supply is very limited across the state. Appointments may be limited or unavailable.

COVID-19 vaccine How to access COVID-19 vaccine
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Mental health linked to cardiovascular health

In 2019, National Institute of Mental Health data suggested that nearly 51.5 million adults in the United States had some form of mental health condition. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that by late June 2020, 40% of adults had a mental health condition or substance use disorder.

Mental health linked to cardiovascular health
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The Ketogenic diet in medicine and psychiatry

"This presentation will review the ketogenic diet, its safety, and its use in treating obesity, diabetes, and psychiatric disorders. The ketogenic diet has been used since the 1920's for the treatment of epilepsy, and is often effective when medications and even surgery fail to work. The ketogenic diet is known to affect the brain in many ways that may help psychiatric disorders in addition to epilepsy. It is well established that anti-epileptic medications are often useful in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including mood and psychotic disorders, so it is reasonable to think that it might be an effective treatment for psychiatric disorders as well. Additionally, obesity and diabetes are seen at much higher rates in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and the ketogenic diet can be used to address these two important medical issues." Christopher M. Palmer, MD

The Ketogenic diet in medicine and psychiatry
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Basic Rights Oregon

Legislative We advocate for public policy that meets the needs of a breadth of our LGBTQ communities. Racial Justice We are centralizing the experiences and leadership of LGBTQ people of color through our Racial Justice and Alliance Building program. Transgender Justice We are advancing equality for transgender Oregonians to meet basic needs like housing, employment, health care and more. Youth Justice We advocate for public policy that meets the needs of LGBTQ youth throughout our state. Statewide Engage with us through participation in statewide efforts.

Basic Rights Oregon