A Mother’s Recovery Process: Jennifer Morgan

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Ten years ago or sixteen years into parenting two children with mental health conditions, Jennifer Morgan of Spokane realized that all the stress had taken a toll. She had developed chronic anxiety in addition to chronic...

Recovery is Possible: Kristin Bonser

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Kristin Bonser’s journey to live well with bipolar disorder has spanned a decade, but she is now stable enough to relaunch her career as a teacher in Spokane. Kristin can trace the beginnings of her illness to when she was...

How EMDR Healed My Trauma

By Katy Otto. “You’ve been doing it all along.” These were the words of my startled, excited therapist years ago in her office. I had come to her desperate to unlock and heal traumas that had built up over time. I was about a year into a romantic relationship that...

The Reality of “High Functioning” Depression

By Margot Harris. The day I turned in my master’s thesis, I woke up early. I curled my hair and applied a generous coat of makeup — even making time for contouring and setting spray. I posed for pictures with a school friend; we beamed, holding our freshly printed and...