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May 13, 2019

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

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    Of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, an estimated 40-60 percent also have a condition called anosognosia, a neurological phenomenon where the patient is unaware and/or unable to accept his or her neurological deficit or psychiatric condition.

    Often they quit taking their medication, claiming that they are not sick. They may deny past behaviors, tell us that there are good reasons for their actions or blame others for false accusations.  As we try to convince them of their need for Read More

    The Outstanding NAMI State Organization Award recognizes exceptional efforts by a NAMI State Organization to carry out the NAMI mission as defined by the NAMI Standards of Excellence.

    “NAMI Washington has demonstrated exception leadership. At the conclusion of reaffiliation, NAMI Washington’s efforts led to the endorsement for 19 Affiliates of the State of Washington. As a leader, NAMI Washington takes opportunities to pilot new programs like NAMI Family & Friends, and was selected to participate in the NAMI Alignment Project. They maintain Read More


    The University of Washington First Episode Psychosis (UW FEP) team is developing a new program for families with a child or loved one who has experienced first episode psychosis and previous hospitalization.  The UW team is engaging families in several communities throughout Washington via focus groups and online surveys to determine what they most need both during and after hospitalization. The focus groups are co-facilitated by UW faculty member, Maria Monroe-DeVita, and a parent with a loved one who has Read More

    2019 NAMI Lobby Day Summary

    Advocacy is a cornerstone of NAMI activities. The annual Lobby Day in Olympia provides  grassroots support for NAMI Washington’s 2019 legislative agenda. The agenda focuses on  a few of the hundreds of mental health bills and budgets under consideration. NAMI’s four  2019 priority asks are:

    1. Teach Children Critical Mental Health Skills​ and, more specifically, pass          ​HB 1876​ or its companion ​SB 5903​ “Concerning children’s  mental health.”

    2. Support the ​Trueblood  SettlementRead More

    We have had to reschedule our NAMI Signature Education Program –  Provider Education

    This training will now take place in Yakima during the weekend of September 21 and 22, 2019. Applications will be due Friday, August 30th and can be found on the NAMI WA website, or by clicking here.  **No need to resubmit an application if you have already sent one in**

    For more information regarding Provider Education Training, please see below.

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