Virtual Peer-to-Peer Class

Wednesdays, April 17th - June 5th

2pm - 4pm

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. Learn more here.

NAMI Walks Returns Saturday June 1st, 2024!

Summer is just around the corner, and so is our annual NAMI Walks! Grab a friend and join us at Marina Park in Kirkland to walk for mental health for all!

We walk to raise awareness, stop the stigma, build community, and remind folks that they are not alone. Why do you walk?

This online retreat will focus on our life journey. We will explore pain and suffering in the 1st hour. In the 2nd hour we will turn to faith, hope and love. We will learn how to use faith, hope and love to help continue our life journey when pain and suffering are holding us back. Do something very special for yourself and take 2.5 hours out of your day and treat yourself to some very much needed self care. It might be the best 2.5 hours you have invested in a long time! Find out that you are not alone on this life journey. There is strength in numbers!

Space is limited so please register before April 27.

Register by clicking the button below!

Join us for the Next Class!

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Pre-work: There is a 2 hour self study portion which needs to be completed at least 3 days prior to the class.

Where: In-Person at The Together Center 

When: April 27 and 28, 2024 10am - 3pm.

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!

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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NAMI on campus at UW Bothell students during an activity

A Conversation with Raveena Sarai, Founder of NAMI on Campus Club at UW Bothell

View and download PDF – Text only version below   Despite all the positive work of the club, funding remains limited, hindering longevity and further expansion. NAMI, a non-profit 501(c)(3), accepts donations to fund much of their work. We leave our readers with one final comment from Raveena:  “I hope the club still exists in…

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Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Eating Disorders

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). About Eating Disorders NAMI Eastside Youth Ambassador Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee The sixth mental disorder that WHO has classified is eating disorders. Some may wonder how this is a mental…

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“We all need second or even third chances in life” – a Conversation with Joey Wilson

An interview with Joey Wilson, graduate of Bellevue College’s OLS program and star of mental health biographical documentary “The Voice Inside”. By Nathanial Stotler, Rupesh Bayalkoti, and Zhi Xuan Jiang University of Washington Bothell School of Business. Featured image: Model: Joey Wilson | Photo Credit: Rupesh Bayalkoti | Photo location: Professor Umetsu’s classroom UWB It…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation explained

TCS – Transcranial magnetic stimulation explained Maybe I was the only NAMI member that had to Google the term Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TCS) after hearing it for the first time in 2024. I doubt it. Hearing about effective mental health treatment for the first time is a good reminder that there will always be more…

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Overlake Youth Mental Health Resources

View this post in its original email form as an html page.  In addition to the Youth Mental Health Conference on Friday, there are a ton of great resources available supporting the mental wellbeing of young people in our community. We’d love to share them with you (and hear from you, if you have more)….

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Youth Ambassador Series: Exploring Different Mental Health Disorders – Schizophrenia

As part of NAMI Eastside’s Youth Ambassador program, Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee is exploring the eight different mental health disorders defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).   About Schizophrenia NAMI Eastside Youth Ambassador Jinwoo “Antonio” Lee The fifth mental disorder that the World Health Organization classified is schizophrenia.  The word comes from Greek origins, “schizo”…

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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