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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Mental Health Help
City Inside/Out: Mental Health Help

POLL: Do you support a new state bond for more community mental health facilities in WA?

Reforming the state's mental health system is a top priority for Washington state lawmakers this session. Washington ranks 28th in the country for access to mental health professionals, and the troubled Western State Hospital recently lost federal certification and funding. There is strong bipartisan support for addressing the growing crisis; and many innovative proposals are on the table, but will lawmakers agree on how to pay for them?


Eric Bruns, UW Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Brad Forbes, Policy Director, NAMI Washington

Laura Van Tosh, Mental Health Advocate

Todd Crooks, Co-Founder, Chad's Legacy Project

Laurie Jinkins, State Rep. (D-27th)

Keith Wagoner, State Sen. (R-39th)


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