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July 15, 2019

NAMI Washington 2019 Annual State Conference

Moving Mental Health Forward for 40 Years: What Will the Next 40 Years Bring?

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM – Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM  Yakima, WA

Yakima Convention Center : 10 N 8th St., Yakima, WA 98901

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In 1979 a handful of people gathered around a kitchen table to help each other navigate a confusing mental health system filled with barriers. Read More

    NAMI Pierce County and  Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation are hosting a NAMI Family to Family class in Enumclaw, beginning in September!

    Find out more information and register for the class at


    12 week class begins in Fall 2019 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30PM  Location TBA.


    NAMI Family-to-Family Education

    This is a free 12-week course taught by NAMI family members who, just like you, are caregivers of an adult loved one who has a mental illness. Read More

    Article by Brandon Ha

    I needed a fresh start. After two suicide attempts in on month, my psychiatrist was understandably worried about what I’d do with all that time on my hands after I was laid off from work.

    I couldn’t go back to the finance world, nor did I want to. “What class did you enjoy in high school?” she asked me. “Photography, “I blurted out –  but I had no idea whether I even wanted to be a photographer. I Read More

    2019 Legislative Session Report

    The 2019 legislative session provided a more direct focus on behavioral health policy than any session in recent memory. In 2018, Governor Inslee made clear his intent to move most civil commitments into smaller community-based settings and turn Western State Hospital into a Forensic Center of Excellence, focusing on the needs of patients involved in the criminal justice system. In addition, the Trueblood case required the legislature to take action to address and prevent the warehousing of Read More

    Pierce County is forming a  ‘ Birth to 25 Advisory Commission’  to help shape the future for Pierce County residents under the age of 25.     According to Carol Mitchell,  senior counsel for Pierce County’s Justice Services  “Pierce County needs a diverse, thoughtful and engaged group of community members to help us formulate a transformational plan for children, youth and families.”  She also Read More

    Members of NAMI Pierce County volunteered recently at the Tacoma Dome Veterans Resource Fair.

    If you are interested in volunteering for any of our events, contact us at

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