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.

Join us in Februrary!

Family-to-Family is a free 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and more.

The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

Thursdays, February 23 - April 13, 2023 - 6-8:30pm

Pre-Register For Upcoming and Future Classes!

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.

Our Mission

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.

EDUCATION

We provide NAMI signature educational courses to individuals affected by a mental health condition and to their friends and family. Volunteers present NAMI signature programs in schools, to law enforcement, and at local inpatient facilities.

SUPPORT

Join a confidential online mental health support group for peers, families, caregivers and loved ones. No need to RSVP. All groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have lived experience with mental illness.

ADVOCACY

We empower our members in recovery to share their stories as we advocate for improvements to our mental health delivery system. We are working to improve access to care, standards of care, continuity of care, recovery, housing and rehabilitation.

FEATURED EVENTS AT NAMI EASTSIDE

The Amazing Power of Gratitude!

Spiritual Retreat with Joe Stevens

This online retreat will focus on the importance of having gratitude in our life. We will explore how life giving and healing gratitude can be and how it can help release our pain and suffering. We will talk about remembering moments in our life when gratitude was so strong! Those times can pull us through those tough times in life that everyone experiences no matter who you are. We will talk about the power of keeping a documentation of those times of high gratitude that we can refer back to as needed. I urge you to take a ME day! It might be the best gift you have given yourself in some time!

Find out that you are not alone on this life journey. There is strength in numbers!

Please register individually and plan to participate on your own device even if you are joining as a couple or a group.

Space is limited so please register before February 22nd.

Click here to register!

BECOME A NAMI EASTSIDE PROGRAM LEADER OR FACILITATOR

OPEN TRAINING SCHEDULE 2022-23

CONNECTIONS

NAMI Connection

Training Begins

4/14/23: Online -  Application due 2/26/23
7/21/23: In-Person - Application due 6/4/23
11/17/23: Online - Application due 10/1/23 

F2F

Family-to-Family

Training Begins

3/4/23: Online - Application due 1/15
5/20/23: Online - Application due 4/2
7/29/23: Online - Application due 6/11 
11/4/23: Online - Application due 9/17

PEER2PEER

Peer-to-Peer

Training Begins

9/9/23: Online - Application due 7/23/23

EndingTheSilence

Ending The Silence

Training Begins

3/4/23: Online - Application due 1/15
5/20/23: Online - Application due 4/2
7/29/23: Online - Application due 6/11 

11/4/23: Online - Application due 9/17

IOOV

In Our Own Voice

Training Begins

5/7/23: Online - Application due 1/15

FAMILYSPPTGRP

Family Support Group

2/3/23: Online - Application due 12/18/23
7/21/23: Online - Application due 6/4/23
12/1/23: Online - Application due 10/15/23

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.

In solidarity,

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:

“Before NAMI Eastside, I was afraid to talk about my mental health diagnosis. I was afraid people would think of me differently. Today, I am not afraid to tell people that I have struggled through things.”

SUNSHINE GRAHAM,
Volunteer