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By David Pan 

Letting people know 'It's OK to not be OK'

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

 

Last updated 9/29/2021 at 11:33am

Photo courtesy of Erin Senge

Erin Senge in 2021

Erin Senge wants people to know being a mother is hard, and it's OK to have tough conversations about mental health.

Senge, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at Mukilteo Elementary School and a mother of three children (11, 8, and 6), shared the story of her mental health challenges as part of Volunteers of America Western Washington's "It's OK to not be OK" campaign for Suicide Prevention Month in September.

In the campaign, Senge and others wrote a present-day letter to their former selves where they go back and talk to the person during an extremely difficult period in...



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