SOWING THE SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE
Igniting knowledge to destigmatize mental illness
Stigma is one of the biggest barriers people with mental illness face to getting treatment.
NAMI-Eastside offers high-quality mental health education delivered by individuals successfully managing a diagnosis of mental illness themselves. Our goal is to open eyes and hearts to the lived experiences of those diagnosed with mental illness. All our educational classes are supported by donations and grants and are FREE of charge. Register for each offering using the links below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 425-885-6264 for more information.
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.
Spring Class: Wednesdays, April 19, 2022 - June 7, 2023 (Class Full!)
Additional class dates to be determined.
A free 8-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and more.
The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. Learn more here.
Winter Class: Thursdays, March 2 - April 20, 2023 - 6-8:30pm (Completed)
Additional class dates will be announced as they are scheduled
NAMI BASICS ON-DEMAND
NAMI BASICS IS A FREE, 6-SESSION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS AND OTHER FAMILY WHO PROVIDE CARE FOR YOUTH (AGES 22 AND YOUNGER) WHO ARE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH SYMPTOMS.
The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.
NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.
The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran.
The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.
An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited.