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In The News: NAMI Pierce County

April 9, 2019

 

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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    Everyone has a story to tell.

    In 2017 NAMI Washington held their first-ever storytelling event –The Brain Power Chronicles: Mental Health Stories – an evening that featured individuals and families sharing their experiences with mental illness – powerful narratives at the intersection of mental health and the arts, demonstrating journeys of challenge, hope and healing.

    Perhaps you will join the cast this year? 

    NAMI Washington is looking for participants for multi-session storytelling workshops from April to November, culminating with a live performance to be held at The Read More

     

    Have you or a family member used services in Pierce County?

    Come and share your stories and experiences with the Health Care Authority and the health organizations that serve you.

    Tell us: What is working for you? What needs to be improved? Are services recovery oriented? Is peer support effective? Do you have a voice in your care?

    Your voice matters!

    Your input is valuable and will be used by the state for planning and improvement. If you are unable Read More

    Our Movement, Our Moment 2019 NAMI National Convention June 19 – 22, 2019 – Hyatt Regency Seattle

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Join the nation’s largest gathering of mental health advocates as we share, learn and network around important mental health issues.

    Launching at this year’s convention – NAMI’s new strategic plan! The convention’s theme, Our Movement, Our Moment captures the power and excitement of this moment as we Read More

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