Join us for NAMI Eastside's Come Together Luncheon on October 5th!

Come together to learn and connect at NAMI Eastside's Fall Luncheon featuring mental health experts and advocates October 5th.

We will be hearing from speakers including Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, District 8 Congresswoman Kim Schrier, and a panel of leaders including Senator Manka Dhingra, King County Councilmember Sarah Perry, and Regional Crisis Response Agency Executive Director Brooke Buettner . Organizations and individuals can support NAMI Eastside by signing up to be a table captain.

EvergreenHealth Forum: Introduction to Connections Kirkland

In March 2023, leaders from the North King County Coalition - comprised of the cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, and Shoreline - and Connections Health Solutions announced plans to open a 24/7 behavioral health crisis response center to meet the unmet needs of the North King County community. The center will be located in Kirkland and welcome any person experiencing a behavioral health emergency.

Join us at the September 26 EvergreenHealth Forum to Learn more!

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.


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.

How can we help you?

Youth Ambassadors

Request an In Our Own Voice Presentation

Request a Staff Mental Health Training

Partnering Opportunities

Host an Evergreen Health Forum

Luncheon Press Release

NAMI Eastside Luncheon to Explore Loneliness Epidemic, Award Surgeon General The theme is inspired by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s work confronting the loneliness epidemic. NAMI Eastside’s luncheon seeks to use his Surgeon General’s Advisory as a conversation starter that will connect, educate, and inspire participants. REDMOND, WA – NAMI Eastside. 27th September 2023…

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Profiles in Mental Health: Noah Kahan

Who is Noah Kahan   Noah Kahan is a rising star in the music world, and an outlier in today’s pop music scene. Not only does his stripped-down intimate style of folk music differ from the heavily produced hits you hear on the radio, but the subject matter in them is real, raw, and meaningful….

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Photos from YMHC 2023

Enjoy some of the images from our 2023 Youth Mental Health Conference in Redmond. If you attended the conference please fill out this quick feedback form. It helps our organization tremendously.   You can contact us at if you would like high-quality versions of any of these images Or this slideshow

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GiveBIG for Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s mental health awareness month and there is no better way to kick it off than with the annual GiveBIG event   We are pleased to announce that all donations during the GiveBIG event ending on May 3 will be matched 1:1 up to $100,000! GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign organized by 501 Commons…

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2023 Member Meeting

NAMI Eastside’s Annual Member Meeting 2023 [1/28/2023]   Thank you to everyone who attended our successful 2023 Member Meeting! You can view the recording of the Zoom meeting here:   Our 2023 budget, and incoming board members are up for a vote today during our annual member meeting. If you’re in attendance and can’t find…

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Women in Transitional Housing (WITH)

    Asserting my independence started about 8 years ago right outside El Paso, Texas city limits. My three daughters and I were living with my ex-in-laws while the father of my children was sitting in county jail waiting to pull chain (go to prison). The four of us slept on couches pushed together in…

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How to Listen With Compassion and Understanding

I’ve come to realize that one of the most important forms of connection is communication and how we communicate with one another. I don’t simply mean by speaking or being verbal – you can convey connection through your body language and vulnerability. For those struggling mentally, it may be difficult for them to provide any…

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TDAwarenessWeek 2022

NAMI Eastside is proud to honor the 5th Annual #TDAwarenessWeek. Tardive Dyskinesia is a condition of uncontrollable movements, which may develop from taking certain mental health medications. Learn more at  

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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.


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.”