Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences 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.

Support NAMI Eastside for Giving Tuesday!

Help us spread positiviTEA this year and beyond as we continue to work to support the increasing number of individuals and families seeking mental health services across the Eastside.

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.

Hiring

Join our team!

 

 

We are looking for a Development & Communications Coordinator to join our team that is passionately committed to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all people impacted by mental illness and mental health conditions can build better lives.

 

Learn more and apply here.

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.

FEATURED EVENTS AT NAMI EASTSIDE

November Forum 2021

EVERGREEN FORUM

Tuesday, November 16 @ 7 PM

Mental Health Crisis Response

Susie Kroll, MA, MHP, LMHC

Learn more about HB 1310 - 2021-22 Concerning permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers.

Forums - Dec

EVERGREEN FORUM

Tuesday, December 21 @ 7 PM

Finding Joy in Pandemic Holidays

Richard Taylor, Jr.

2022 NAMI Eastside Spiritual Retreat (Presentation) (1)

SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Saturday, February 19

10 AM - 12:30 PM

Led by Joe Stevens.

The day will focus on the importance of mind, body and spirit in making one whole and healthy.

We will reflect on the power of self confidence in the healing process. Mental illness brings many lies and untruths to one experiencing it. It tries to keep its grips on one by constantly telling them "you are not good enough" or "you are inadequate."

Nothing could be farther from the truth! Come and unlock the healing truth. The truth that "you are enough."

The goal of the retreat will be to give you some uninterrupted quiet time to reflect on those lies/untruths that you are dealing with. Then, you will hopefully unlock the healing truth that will help set you free from those lies.

We invite you to do something special and treat yourself to a self-care Me day! It might be the best 2+ hours you have invested in a long time! Find out that you are not alone on this journey. There is strength in numbers! We hope to see you there!

TAKING A STAND FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

In the face of the recent 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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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