Approximately 2 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.

Join NAMI Eastside for our annual gala on Saturday, October 8, 2022! Spotlight: Hope, Healing & Heroes will be an uplifting evening. This year, NAMI Eastside will be showcasing an immersive look into three of our new programs.

Our reception will begin at 5 PM. This year's program will include our talented speakers, live entertainment, dinner and a live auction for our in-person attendees and will begin at 6:15 PM. A free virtual auction will be available to the public from October 1st through October 8th.

Get your tickets before they are gone!

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.

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

Evergreen Health Forum

Tuesday, August 16
7 - 8 PM

Our Kids are Starving for Coping Skills

Join NAMI Eastside Executive Director Barbie Collins Young to learn more about our new pilot youth initiative Cope2Thrive - a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based skills training. Learn how this pilot program can help our struggling youth develop the resiliency and skills needed to navigate their mental health in our increasingly complex and changing world.

Coming Soon Monthly Forum

Evergreen Health Forum

Tuesday, September 20
7 - 8 PM

Coming Soon!

Stay Tuned!

Join us for our 2022 Gala!

Join us for our Annual Gala

October 8, 2022 at 5PM

Spotlight: Hope, Healing & Heroes will be an uplifting evening. This year, NAMI Eastside will be showcasing an immersive look into three of our new programs.

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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