Join our Upcoming Volunteer Orientation!
June 20th, at 6PM on ZOOM

Join our Volunteer Orientation on June 20th and discover how you can contribute your time and talents to create positive change in our community. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or just starting your journey, this is your chance to learn about exciting opportunities to get involved and make a lasting impact.

Thank you for a great NAMI Walks event!

We had a great turnout at this year's NAMI Walks event in Kirkland. You can still raise funds and see our team at the link below. More photos coming soon...

Cope 2 Thrive returns in July!

Cope2Thrive is a 7-Session manual-based instructor-delivered program. This class is meant to provide support to individuals ages 18 years old and up. This program uses brief, easy-to-follow Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skill building sessions to complete activities that convey that there is hope for change. Sessions will be held at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church. For more info, please email Lena at lena@nami-eastside.org.

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.

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.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Unity & Progress – Juneteenth 2024

On June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the last group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were finally declared free. This historic moment is commemorated as Juneteenth, a day that is both a recognition of independence and a reminder of the change that still needs to be made. Juneteenth is…

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#VoteForMentalHealth

NAMI Washington is leading an initiative to get voters registered and bring out the vote for mental health! Here are some flyers and graphics you can use to spread the word and get out the vote this year. RegisterToVote_Flyer_8.5x11_Sp registertovotehere_poster_11x17 2024 Vote4MentalHealth Palm Card (1) I-Vote4MentalHealth-Because.-Printable-Sign I-Vote4MentalHealth-Printable-Sign

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NAMI Eastside Public Policy Committee meets Thursday June 6

As summer hits its stride and lawmakers shift their focus from policy to campaigning, NAMI Eastside is keeping up with the mental health policy that will affect our region. Our Public Policy Committee meets on Thursday, June 6 via Zoom at 6:00 p.m. Register here. Currently our meetings are open to all. A main focus…

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Last Chance – NAMI Walks is Saturday June 1 in Kirkland

NAMI Walks Mental Health Awareness Walk is Saturday, June 1 at Marina Park in Kirkland at 8 a.m. NAMI Walks is upon us! You can continue to raise funds and awareness, spread the word, and register to walk with our team right up until the time of the event – 8 a.m. on Saturday. Join…

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Weekly $100 Drawing for Bellevue Program Participants

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month! We’ll be sharing info, resources and words of inspiration all month, but we’re kicking off the festivities with an announcement: Weekly giveaways. The City of Bellevue recognized that NAMI programs are a powerful way to strengthen the community and decided to invest in the healing power of connection. They…

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This week in the community: April 29

Looking for something to do in East King County or beyond this week? We can help. Here’s a list of community events, mental health support groups, educational opportunities and more that you can use to have plans every day this week. Housing instability support group Mondays until May 20 Running Start Program workshop at Centro…

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5 Upcoming Events – Week of 4/22

Here are five great opportuntities you should know about coming up in East King County! Send us a message or comment on our social posts with other great community events that people on the Eastside should know about! Tuesday April 23 at 7 p.m. EvergreenHealth Forum  Join us this month to hear about how to…

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An evening chat with Edie Myers-Power, NAMI Eastside program manager

View and download the pdf – view the text-only version at the bottom of this page.   “Every time we bring up the topic of mental health in a normalized way, the stigma goes down more and more, and that normalization reaches more and more people.” An evening chat with Edie Myers-Power, NAMI Eastside program…

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Contact Us

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