Exemplar Reporting and Opinion Pieces in WA State

Print News Stories


The People Left Behind, March 8, the Pacific Northwest Inlander

Three mothers share their grief, April 21, The Wenatchee World

Continuing To Cope: Students share their experiences and ways of dealing with depression, Feb. 29, The DailyUW

With Self-Help Through Depression: A personal experience with mental health, Feb. 29, The DailyUW

A vanished brother, veils of secrecy and the sister who would not give up , March 17, Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine


Marsha Linehan: Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight, Benedict Carey, June 23, 2011

Joe Holt: Learning to Cope With a Mind's Taunting Voices, Benedict Carey, August 6, 2011

A High-Profile Executive Job as Defense Against Mental Ills, Benedict Carey, October 22, 2011


Police officers learn to help those experiencing mental health crisis,, Diana Hefley, August 21, 2011, HeraldNet

Class helps parents cope with child’s mental illness,, Sharon Salyer, April 6, 2010, Everett Herald

Madigan hospital expands PTSD screening for troops, Scott Fontaine, April 6, 2010, The News Tribune

Tri-City Groups Helps People with Mental Illness, , Michelle Dupler, Tri-City Herald Staff Writer March 31, 2010, Tri-City Herald

Getting help in stressful times is easier thanks to the Metropolitan Development Council, Kathleen Merryman, March 29, 2010, The News Tribune

When collapsing under the weight of adversity, take time to rebuild yourself,, Kathleen Merryman, March 17, 2010, The News Tribune

Spokane Group Looks to Help Suffers of Mental Disorder, Julie Krug, January 26, 2010, Spokesman Review

A safe place to spread your wings, Rick Steigmeyer, January 21, 2010, Peninsuladailynews.com

Soldier with stress disorder finds relief in service dog, Rick Steigmeyer, January 13, 2010, Wenatchee World

Jefferson County church effort to focus on mental illness, Jennifer Jackson, January 13, 2010, Peninsuladailynews.com

Sandwiches and support, Alison Boggs, January 9, 2010, HeraldNet

Class offers family members ways to cope with relative's mental illness, Sharon Salyer, January 4, 2010, HeraldNet

2009 & 2008

'One stop health-care saves money, helps mentally ill regain life , Christine Clarridge, November 30, 2009, Seattle Times.

'Acting Out' toward Healing, Christine Clarridge, October 28, 2009, The Seattle Times.

Help, Hope for Mental Illness, Jerry Large, September 24, 2009, The Seattle Times.

Sharing the Trials of Recovery, Jerry Large, May 2, 2009, The Seattle Times.

They Claim the Color of Shame: Group’s Green Bloomsday Attire Brings Attention to Mental Illness, May 3, 2009, Rebecca Nappi, Staff Reporter The Spokesman-Review, May 3, 2009.

Prevention advocated as part of mental-illness treatment. By Michelle Dupler,
Seattle Times, May 1, 2008.

Mentally ill wait as council, executive feud. By Lynn Thompsom, . Seattle Times, May 24, 2008.

This story of mental illness- and recovery- is still being told. By Carol Smith, Seattle PI, October 30, 2008.

Thanks to them, we'll know the names of our neighbors. Kathleen Merryman, The News Tribute, 4/11/09.