Mental illness is a reality for millions of Americans of all ages, races and cultural backgrounds. “It doesn’t matter what you look like or where you are from, mental illness can affect anyone,” said Arpan Waghray, M.D., medical director of behavioral health at Swedish. In fact, 50 percent of people experience mental health challenges at some point in life - ranging from a brief bout of the blues, to depression or anxiety.
Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Swedish Medical Center, Elizabeth Meade, M.D., joined New Day Northwest host Margaret Larson on a special episode dedicated to marijuana in Washington State.
Dr. Meade discussed the impacts marijuana use can have on children and adolescents, as well as things parents should be aware of thinking about marijuana use and their children.