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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.

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

Ready to Launch - 6 Steps to Healthy Independent Living

 

Saturday, December 3rd at 9:30AM - 11AM.

 

Learn skills to help create trusting relationships with the adult children in your life who are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. This workshop provides practical skills to help parents launch their adult children on the path toward healthy independent living.

This is a 90-minute education program for parents who provide care for adult children who are experiencing mental illness symptoms.

This program is free to participants and will be facilitated by Bob Krulish.

 

Happs & Apps with Eastside Social!

 

Tuesday, December 14th at 5:00PM

 

Join us for a new twist on a traditional networking mixer concept. We have been cordially invited to be the spotlight at Eastside Social's mixer! Joins us as we get social and learn about our great Nonprofit Organization. All industries are welcome!! If our nonprofit speaks to you, then we want you here!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Ask a Therapist! with Liz Rivelin

 

Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00PM

 

Access the therapy that we all need to feel joy in the holiday season.  Ask your pressing questions and get direct answers, learn self-care strategies and coping skills to give you the tools that you need.  This is geared towards young people and students to help equip you to live your best life now.  All are welcome!

About Liz Rivelin

 

BECOME A NAMI EASTSIDE PROGRAM LEADER OR FACILITATOR

OPEN TRAINING SCHEDULE 2022-23

CONNECTIONS

NAMI Connection

 

Training Begins

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

PEER2PEER

Peer-to-Peer

Training Begins

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

F2F

Family-to-Family

Training Begins

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

IOOV

In Our Own Voice

Training Begins

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

FAMILYSPPTGRP

Family Support Group

Training Begins

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

EndingTheSilence
ETS: Train the Trainer *Less than 72 hours left to apply!*

Ending The Silence

Training Begins

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

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

ETS: Train the Trainer Online 1/21/23 Application Due 12/4/22

WASHINGTON LISTENS

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

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“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