SOWING THE SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE
Igniting knowledge to destigmatize mental illness
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
MUST BE KING COUNTY WA RESIDENT TO ATTEND.
All instructor and student fees for this course are funded through a King County Sales Tax called MIDD. If you register and do not attend these fees are still spent.
Pre-work: There is a 2 hour self study portion which needs to be completed at least 3 days prior to the class.
CLASS IS NOW FULL for Friday, August 13th! Waiting list registration available.
Also taking registration requests for next class, date to be determined.
LEAP Workshop (Listen-Empathize-Agree-
Struggling to help someone with serious mental illnesss accept treatment? Learn the #1 reason people refuse help – “anosognosia” – and how to create trusting relationships that lead to treatment and recovery!
September 18th from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
FAMILY & FRIENDS SEMINAR
NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants will learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.
You will receive a separate email with the registration details once you complete the form. These will be virtual until further notice.
Next session coming soon
Youth Mental Health First Aid training
You will learn skills to provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use condition.
The 2-hour self-paced pre-work must be completed prior to the instructor-led portion on the 24th. This work will be available from the 16th to the 22nd.
This training is sponsored by Molina Healthcare and is hosted in partnership with Centro Cultural Mexicano, Entre Hermanos, Indian-American Community Services, Muslim Community Resource Center, and PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside.
Next date to be determined.
NAMI SMARTS FOR ADVOCACY
Enhance your advocacy skills and learn how to shape a powerful and personal story that will move policy makers. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on mental health advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. Join us to get step-by-step tools and the hands-on practice you need to feel clear, confident and ready to make a difference by attending one of our classes.
Monday, August 30th from 7 – 8:30 pm
nami-eastside lending library
For more information or to donate books or videos related to mental illness to our library, please contact us.