Giving Hope, Building Connection
Giving Tuesday is all about coming together to make the world a little brighter. Join us and let's spread laughter, kindness, and connection. Your gift is the key to making a difference in the lives of those facing mental health challenges.
Join our community this Giving Tuesday (November 28) by supporting NAMI Eastside. Your gift today will help ensure we can continue to give hope and build connections for people and families affected by mental health conditions.
A Message From U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
Missed the luncheon? You can still watch U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, accept the NAMI Eastside Mental Health Champion award. In this video, Dr. Murthy addresses the vital importance of connection in our lives and confronts the urgent mental health crisis facing our community.
You Are Not Alone
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience a mental health condition.
We support families, friends, and individuals living with mental health conditions.
Get Trained in NAMI Support and Education Programs!
Interested in Leading?
Apply for a state training to become a leader of a NAMI program!
Trainings in NAMI Signature programs allow our affiliate to bring programs to your community.
You must be a NAMI member or planning to be on to apply to attend State Training programs.
All trainings are offered at no cost to participants.
All trainings are online over Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Follow the link below to learn more!
November's EvergreenHealth Forum is Just Around the Corner!
This month's presenters: UW Forefront
When: November 28th, 2023, at 7 PM (PST)
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence at the University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
Click the link below to tune in!
Become a Part of our NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training!
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Together Center - 16305 NE 87th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
WE ARE NAMI EASTSIDE
East King County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
We are a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for those impacted by a mental health condition through Advocacy, Education, and Support.
The mission of NAMI Eastside is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all people impacted by mental illness and mental health conditions can lead healthy and productive lives.
We provide NAMI signature educational courses to individuals affected by a mental health condition and to their friends and family.
Join a confidential online mental health support group for peers, families, caregivers and loved ones.
We'd love to hear from you!
In response to COVID-19, Washington has launched Washington Listens, a support program and phone line to help people manage elevated levels of stress due to the pandemic. Callers will speak with a support specialist and get connected to community resources in their area. The program is anonymous.
The support line is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method.
TAKING A STAND FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
In the face of the killing of George Floyd and so many persons of color before him, we cannot carry on with “business as usual”. It is up to each of us, and all of us together, to express our solidarity and our support for the eradication of systemic racism.
Silence communicates acquiescence. We will not be silent. We will raise our voices to challenge the denial of human rights and basic decency. Our nation is in crisis and out of this crisis comes the imperative for structural change. We must work to significantly change our systems, institutions, and attitudes. As a community, we insist on the positive changes sought by the “Black Lives Matter” movement. It is simply not enough to make statements. NAMI Eastside board members and staff commit to educating ourselves more about systemic racism. As we learn, we will take an ongoing inventory of our mental health programs and communication systems in order to identify and eliminate racism and bias within our organization.
You are not alone. Black Lives Matter.
NAMI Eastside Board of Directors and Staff
If you’re looking for ways to get involved, here are a few organizations looking for volunteers and donations: