Stigma to Hope: Franciscan Health System

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 19 at 2:44 PM

Here on New Day Northwest, we've undertaken a journey to help erase the stigma of mental illness, with a number of guests offering treatment and hope for a variety of conditions and challenges. Today, Dr. Dale Howard, a psychiatrist and Medical Director of Mental Health at Franciscan Health System, joined Margaret to talk about psychosis - what it is, how it's diagnosed and treated. They were joined by Erika, one of Dr. Howard's patients, who shared her own story of recovery and hope for others. Dr. Howard also talked about the new inpatient mental health unit at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

For more information about mental health treatment through Franciscan Health System, please click here.

To learn more about Dr. Howard's private psychiatry practice at Rainier Associates, please click here.

 

 

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