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October 11, 2023 Seattle, WA - EL’ona Kearney, a candidate for governor with a deeply personal connection to mental health issues, is spearheading a transformative approach to address the silent epidemic impacting communities across Washington state.

Kearney's journey began in middle school when she battled deep depression, facing a grim prognosis from doctors who doubted her ability to function in society. Refusing to accept defeat, Kearney embarked on a journey of self-discovery and resilience. Today, she is a forgiveness coach and author of "Purely Unadulterated Me," where she advocates for being a "Promotion, not the emotion" - a mantra that guides her campaign philosophy of Removing Labels.

Mental health is not just a political issue for Kearney; it's a community imperative. With mental health silently affecting individuals' everyday lives, Kearney's policies aim to address this pressing issue head-on:

1. Diverse Mental Health Options: Kearney advocates for offering diverse mental health options in providers and types of therapy. Recognizing that life coaching can be effective, she emphasizes the importance of supporting individuals through their goals and objectives to achieve a sense of hope and empowerment.

2. Combatting Stigmas: Kearney seeks to dismantle the stigmas surrounding mental health treatment within communities. By creating open conversations and promoting the importance of seeking therapy, she aims to create a culture where mental health support is normalized and accessible to all.

3. Workplace Incentives: To alleviate the burden on workers, Kearney proposes offering incentives to ensure they can address personal issues without fear of financial repercussions. By encouraging workplaces to provide flexibility and support for employees' mental health needs, she aims to create healthier and more productive work environments.

4. Emotional Awareness in Schools: Kearney emphasizes the importance of emotional awareness and self-care in schools. By creating safe spaces for students to explore and express their feelings, she believes we can equip young people with the tools to navigate their emotions and build resilience from a young age.

Kearney's policies reflect her commitment to promoting mental wellness, encouraging healthy relationships, and nurturing hope for all Washingtonians.

For media inquiries or interviews, please contact:

Brian Yount, Campaign Communications Director 

Phone: 206-660-4811 

Stay updated on El'ona Kearney's campaign by visiting the official website at and following her on social media @elonaforgov.

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