Online Seminars from NAMI Eastside

A range of mental health seminars in East King County


Igniting knowledge to destigmatize mental illness

NAMI Eastside has a robust education program which includes monthly seminars. Register for each offering using the links below or contact us at or call our office at 425-885-6264 for more information.



Asking for Change is a free, 90-minute session designed for parents of adult children who are
struggling with a mental health condition. Parents will learn how to:

1. Connect –ask the right open-ended questions and use reflective listening to understand
their adult child’s perspective and motivations.
2. Identify – identify the specific issue(s) that their adult child wants to change.
3. Explore – explore their resistance to change and help them see and feel what change
will be like.
4. Plan – help them create a plan for change that is realistic, achievable, and consistent
with their goals and values.

Our next Asking for Change workshop is Monday June 19th, 2023, at 6:30 PM.

Learn the #1 reason people refuse help and how to create trusing relationships that lead to treatement and recover!

LEAP Workshop (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) is based on Dr. Xavier Amador’s book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help”. This 3-hour workshop will be facilitated by Bob Krulish.

Struggling to help someone with serious mental illness accept treatment? Learn the #1 reason people refuse help “anosognosia” – and how to create trusting relationships that lead to treatment and recovery!

Our next LEAP workshop will be scheduled for Saturday July 29, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Please note that the June 24 workshop was cancelled.

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.


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.

Taking registration requests for next class, date to be determined.


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.

Next date to be determined. 


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.

If you would like to attend a session, please email


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.

If you would like to attend a session, please email

“Every day begins with an act of hope and courage: getting out of bed.”

Mason Cooley