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.

NAMI Eastside's
2022 Mental Health Conference

Join NAMI Eastside for a day of inspiration and hope! 

The Youth Mental Conference is our first in-person event in two years! On Saturday, May 21st, the event will be held at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free for all who register to attend. Donations, however, are always welcome.

REGISTER HERE

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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

2022 April EvergreenHealth Forum (1)

Evergreen Health Forum

Tuesday, April 19
7 - 8 PM

LEARN: Forefront Suicide Prevention

Speaker: Peter Loft, MSW

LEARN how you can help!

Many of us have confided in others during dark times and vice versa. But it can feel frightening, not knowing what to do when a loved one or a peer shows suicide warning signs. Developed by Forefront, the five simple and effective Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® steps empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival.

May 2022 Monthly Forum (1)

Evergreen Health Forum

Tuesday, May 17
7 - 8 PM

Bipolar Disorder: Get the Facts

Speaker: Bob Krulish

Bipolar Disorder: Get the Facts

Bob Krulish is an author and speaker who has experience living with Bipolar Disorder. For 35 years, Bob was misdiagnosed with depression and was finally given the correct diagnosis at the age of 51. Throughout his 13-year journey, Bob has had over 100 hours of therapy and more than 70 medication changes since he received his diagnosis.

Join us for this informative presentation which will cover:

  • The different types of Bipolar Disorder
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment
  • How to support a loved one with Bipolar Disorder

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