A Grounding Technique Using the 5 Senses

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Everyone experiences anxiety at times, whether it be for an upcoming performance like a presentation or as a reaction to disturbing news. Anxiety can be subtle, like a buzz in the background or it can hijack the mind and...

Recovery is Possible: Shamra Andrews

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Shamra Andrews of Spokane, now 47, has faced mental health challenges since she was a teenager.  As a teenager, she stated that she wanted to die in the form of letters. Into her early twenties, she had constant thoughts of...