Mental Health Awareness Month

This May, connect, heal and thrive on the Eastside

 

MAY 5 - 11

Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week

TUESDAY APRIL 7 - 8

GiveBIG event - learn more here!

NAMI Eastside is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month right - shouting from the rooftops! In our mission to make build a healthy community and promote mental wellbeing awareness is half the battle. Awareness helps break the stigma and end the silence that leaves people feeling isolated. A lack of awareness is the reason that most people affected by mental health conditions don't know about the free resources available to them from organizations like NAMI Eastside. This month, we're ending the silence and starting to heal. Join us.

Donation Match Active!

Week of Monday, May 6

Tardive Dyskinesia webinar Monday at 6 p.m.

It's TD Awareness week! Learn about Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) at this free webinar at 6 p.m. on Monday hosted by NAMI Southwest Washington in partnership with other NAMI affiliates. Register here!

 

GiveBIG! - We have a $3,000 match!

GiveBIG is an annual event that helps spread the word and connect donors with charitable organizations in Washington. The main event is a 72-hour giving spree From May 7-8.

The $3,000 matching donation is good news, but we need your help spreading the word so we can maximize it! Visit our GiveBIG page where it's easy to start your own fundraiser for NAMI Eastside, share via social media, make a 1-time donation, or set up a monthly giving plan.

Gift card drawing for Bellevue residents 

Thanks to the city of Bellevue, we are able to provide an incentive for Bellevue residents that participate in our programs. Every Tuesday in May, we will have a drawing for a $100 gift card.
Bellevue residents that participated in ANY NAMI Eastside program this month are eligible to be drawn at random. Join any of the support groups or programs listed below or find others on our website and you could win!

 

May Mental Health Programs & Events in King County

Bellevue residents that attend anything listed below are eligible for our weekly giveaways unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday May 1

Housing instability Support Group

  • Every Monday, April 8 - May 20, 2024 from 3pm to 4:30pm
  • The Mirror Room at the Crossroads Community Center: 16000 NE 10th St. Bellevue, WA 98008

This group is facilitated by people with lived experience of homelessness. Email Lena@nami-eastside.org for more info.


Peer Support Group WITH (Women in Transitional Housing)

6:30 – 8:00pm Register

For women who have experienced housing insecurity


Bipolar Support Group

5:45 - 8:00pm Register

Email mtolas@hotmail.com for info


Peer Support Group

12:00 – 1:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Thursday May 2

Peer Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stephen.magladry@nami-eastside.org for Info


Sunday May 5

Peer Support Group

2:00 - 4:00pm Register


*Cinco de Mayo at Redmond downtown park

11:00am - 6pm • Hosted by Centro Cultural Mexicano

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*Does not count for Bellevue Gift Card drawing entry

Monday May 6

Family Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stevenkristy@yahoo.com & amnilsen@msn.com for info


Peer Support Group

At Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle

5:45pm - 8pm

Email bobby@nami-eastside.org or corinne@nami-eastside.org for info

NAMI Southwest Washington and other NAMI affiliates present a webinar on Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)

May 6 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.

Register for the free online webinar here.

 


Tuesday May 7

Peer Support Group

4:00 – 5:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Wednesday May 8

Housing instability Support Group

  • Every Monday, April 8 - May 20, 2024 from 3pm to 4:30pm
  • The Mirror Room at the Crossroads Community Center: 16000 NE 10th St. Bellevue, WA 98008

This group is facilitated by people with lived experience of homelessness. Email Lena@nami-eastside.org for more info.


Peer Support Group • WITH (Women in Transitional Housing)

6:30 – 8:00pm • Register

For women who have experienced housing insecurity


Bipolar Support Group

5:45 - 8:00pm • Register

Email mtolas@hotmail.com for info


Peer Support Group

12:00 – 1:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Spiritual Support Group

7:00 - 8:30pm Register

for those who use spirituality in their journey to recovery. Open to both individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. Email Joe for more info.


Thursday May 9

Peer Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stephen.magladry@nami-eastside.org for Info


Friday May 10

Viernes 10 de Mayo

Grupo de Apoyo para Mama Latinas (en Español)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

En Persona en El Together Center (16305 NE 87th St, Redmond, WA 98052)

Para más información, escríbenos por WhatsApp 0 por correo electrónico.


Peer Support Group

6:30pm -8pm In-Person Get directions

Email john@nami-eastside.org for info


Sunday May 12

Peer Support Group

2:00 - 4:00pm Register

 


Monday May 13

Family Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stevenkristy@yahoo.com & amnilsen@msn.com for info


Peer Support Group

At Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle

5:45pm - 8pm

Email bobby@nami-eastside.org or corinne@nami-eastside.org for info


Tuesday May 14

Family Support Group

Indian American Community Services

7:00 - 8:30pm Register

Email sitarayasam@gmail.com & dr_anita_paul@yahoo.com for info


Peer Support Group

4pm – 5:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Wednesday May 15

Housing instability Support Group

  • Every Monday, April 8 - May 20, 2024 from 3pm to 4:30pm
  • The Mirror Room at the Crossroads Community Center: 16000 NE 10th St. Bellevue, WA 98008

This group is facilitated by people with lived experience of homelessness. Email Lena@nami-eastside.org for more info.


Peer Support Group • WITH (Women in Transitional Housing)

6:30 – 8:00pm • Register

For women who have experienced housing insecurity


Bipolar Support Group

5:45 - 8:00pm • Register

Email mtolas@hotmail.com for info


Peer Support Group

12:00 – 1:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Thursday May 16

Peer Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stephen.magladry@nami-eastside.org for Info


Friday May 17

Cope2Thrive (CBT) Support Group

2:00 - 3:30pm Register

This group was created for individuals who have completed our 7 session Cope2Thrive Program but is open to anyone who has previously undergone Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).


Saturday May 18

Meet Little Monster: Managing Big Emotions

Sammamish Library • 11:30am - 1:00pm Learn more

Using the Meet Little Monster Coloring and Activity Book, children and their caregivers will learn how to talk about emotions with each other through this workshop facilitated by NAMI Washington.

The Meet Little Monster Coloring and Activity Book was developed by NAMI Washington as a tool for young people to express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, and to foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives.

Sunday May 19

Peer Support Group

2:00 - 4:00pm Register


Monday May 20

Family Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stevenkristy@yahoo.com & amnilsen@msn.com for info


Peer Support Group

At Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle

5:45pm - 8pm

Email bobby@nami-eastside.org or corinne@nami-eastside.org for info


Tuesday May 21

Peer Support Group

4pm – 5:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Wednesday May 22

Spiritual Support Group

7:00 - 8:30pm Register

for those who use spirituality in their journey to recovery. Open to both individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. Email Joe for more info.


Peer Support Group • WITH (Women in Transitional Housing)

6:30 – 8:00pm • Register

For women who have experienced housing insecurity


Bipolar Support Group

5:45 - 8:00pm • Register

Email mtolas@hotmail.com for info


Peer Support Group

12:00 – 1:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Thursday May 23

Peer Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stephen.magladry@nami-eastside.org for Info


Viernes 24 de Mayo

Grupo de Apoyo para Mama Latinas (en Español)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Register

En Persona en El Together Center (16305 NE 87th St, Redmond, WA 98052)

Para más información, escríbenos por WhatsApp 0 por correo electrónico.

Peer Support Group


Friday May 24

Peer Support Group

6:30pm -8pm In-Person Get directions

Email john@nami-eastside.org for info


Sunday May 26

Peer Support Group

2:00 - 4:00pm Register


Monday May 27

Family Support Group

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stevenkristy@yahoo.com & amnilsen@msn.com for info


Peer Support Group

At Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle

5:45pm - 8pm

Email bobby@nami-eastside.org or corinne@nami-eastside.org for info


Tuesday May 28

Family Support Group

7pm - 8:30pm Register

Email mcathywilliams@comcast.net for info


Peer Support Group

4pm – 5:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Wednesday May 29

Family Support Group

7pm – 8:30pm Register

Email nami.narima68@gmail.com for info


Peer Support Group • WITH (Women in Transitional Housing)

6:30 – 8:00pm • Register

For women who have experienced housing insecurity


Bipolar Support Group

5:45 - 8:00pm • Register

Email mtolas@hotmail.com for info


Peer Support Group

12:00 – 1:30pm Register

Email thomas@nami-eastside.org for info


Thursday May 30

7:00 – 8:30pm Register

Email stephen.magladry@nami-eastside.org for Info