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April 2, 2020

Support Groups Meet ONLINE via ZOOM

This is a free support group for family members and friends of adults living with mental illness.  Our facilitators are family members themselves.  They understand the joys and challenges  involved in helping your loved ones.  Pre-registration is required.  If you need someone to talk to, this is a good place to start. Join early at 5:30PM for Zoom orientation.

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    NAMI Connection is a FREE Peer Support Group for adults 18 and over with a Mental Health diagnoses or concerns.

    Starting: Friday April 3rd

    Time: 2:00PM to 3:30PM.

    Pre-registration is required to attend.


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    Due to the current restrictions around the COVID-19 situation, all NAMI Pierce County programs, including peer and family support groups and classes, have been cancelled until further notice. However, we are looking at offering online groups and classes remotely.  We will provide information as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


    Please take care of both your physical and mental health during these turbulent times. If you are in crisis or trying Read More

    Due to the COVID-19 situation and the increased social distancing measures required by the federal, state, and county entities, it will be necessary to cancel our Tuesday evening Connection Support Groups at the Eastside Family Center until further notice.  We apologize for the short notice and inconvenience.  For questions or information contact or call 253-677-6629. Thank you.

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    Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County is a group of agencies and professionals dedicated to improving child and adolescent mental health treatment and prevention in Pierce County.  They are focused on accomplishing the following:

    Developing a one-stop collaborative that serves as a single point of access to child and adolescent mental health services. Increasing support and expansion of mobile crisis response teams. Promoting and supporting workforce development and continued training in child and adolescent mental health.

    Coming Soon: Look for NAMI brochures and a link Read More

    Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It can be a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. If ignored or left untreated, depression can be devastating for those who have it and their families. Fortunately, with early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and healthy lifestyle choices, many people can and do get better.

    Currently, depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among individuals Read More

    When:   Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Time:     11:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST

    Where:   Pierce County Library’s Administrative Center and Library 3005 112th Avenue E,  Tacoma, 98446

    Historical and intergenerational trauma is real and far reaching. The cumulative emotional wounding from generation to generation can contribute to many negative health outcomes for individuals including PTSD, depression, and Type 2 diabetes – as well as impacting the community as a whole.

    Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing, is Read More

    Life is hard. Going through depression, anxiety and PTSD make it harder. But the roughest part is feeling like you are alone while going through these struggles.

    We have gotten so good at trekking through life independently, at putting our heads down and looking at our smartphones. We have gotten so good at not talking to each other anymore. Why do we go through the battles of mental health solo? Why do we lie about what we are truly feeling and Read More

    Registration for Lobby Day is now open! The annual event provides grassroots support for NAMI Washington’s legislative agenda which focuses on a few of the hundreds of mental health bills and budgets under consideration. Lobby Day provides an opportunity for members and supporters to share their stories with their legislators and ask for their support of NAMI’s legislative priorities. In previous years, Lobby Day has been a huge success thanks to advocates like you whose involvement is critical in achieving Read More

    NAMI Washington State Trainings

    NAMI Washington offers trainings in NAMI Signature programs which allow local affiliates to bring NAMI programs to their communities. All trainings are offered at no cost to participants. All NAMI members or those becoming a member may apply to attend State Training programs. For more information, contact Deanna Roy at or 206-783-4288.

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    The NAMI Pierce County office has been closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government requirements. All NAMI Pierce County programs, including peer and family support groups, have been canceled until further notice. We are looking into offering online groups and classes remotely and will provide information as it becomes available through our website.

    If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

    If you are in crisis or trying to manage Read More

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