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January 8, 2017


What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program?

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, Read More

    NAMI Pierce County members and supporters will be joining NAMI members from throughout Washington in Olympia on Monday, February 20.  Our NAMI Pierce County teams will be meeting with all our Pierce County legislators to talk about mental illness and the need to charge our current “mental illness” system to a “mental health system.”

    You can learn more about NAMI Lobby Day and the NAMI Washington legislative agenda on the NAMI Washington Lobby Day Read More

    NAMI Pierce County is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  The NAMI Pierce County mission is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. 2016 was a year with significant successes. Our family programs grew steadily.  We raised community awareness of NAMI Pierce County and mental health while increasing our collaborations.  Read More

    TACOMA, Wash. – An extra $10 million could help one Western Washington county tackle its mental health crisis.  That’s the message from a trio of Pierce County Council members, but they say it’ll take a tax increase to do it.

    They also say a new mental health study proves the funding is necessary.

    The study is based on cases per capita.  It shows Pierce County is worse off when it comes to the suicide rate and violent crime compared to the Read More

    More and more, police and corrections officers are coming in contact with people suffering from a mental health crisis.

    “These guys — they’re all junior psychologists,” said Dr. Kevin St. Jacques, a clinical psychologist and mental health counselor who led a class Wednesday at Cascade Mental Health in Centralia.

    This week, Cascade Mental Health hosted a week-long crisis intervention training geared toward law enforcement. The training was organized by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission. 

    “This Read More

    A recently closed Halloween-themed attraction that was opposed by Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, and others for stigmatizing people who live with mental illness is garnering new support in the form of an online petition calling for its reopening.

    Earlier this week, it was announced that FearVR was going to be closed by the Buena Park, California-based Knott’s Berry Farm in response to outcry over its portrayal of a character suffering from mental Read More

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