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Welcome to NAMI Pierce County

We are a community-based non-profit organization whose services focus on the concerns of all those affected by mental illness.  Our members include families, friends, concerned citizens and people living with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and many others.

NAMI Lobby Week Workshop: How to tell your story

In preparation for NAMI Washington's Lobby Week of February, 15-19,  we are hosting a series of NAMI Smarts workshops during the week of 2/8/2021 to bolster your advocacy toolbox. These workshops aim to support you in feeling comfortable meeting with lawmakers and sharing your story.

We are offering workshops from February 8th-12th; see below for the schedule!

Monday 2/8 6:00PM-7:30PM
Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Tuesday 2/9 6:00PM-7:30PM
Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.
Wednesday 2/10 12:00PM-1:30PM
Budget- This topic-specific module is on advocating for funding for mental health services and supports. Click here to sign up for this event.
Thursday 2/11 12:00PM-1:30PM
Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Friday 2/12 12:00PM-1:30PM
Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.

We hope to see you at these events, and cannot wait to see your advocacy in action this coming February!

P.S. If you still need to register for Lobby Week to be sure you are signed up to participate in legislative appointments, the link to register is here.

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Information on Covid-19

"We recognize that people living with mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19, as do their caregivers and loved ones."

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You Are Not Alone

1 in 5 live with a mental health condition. So chances are you or someone you know has been affected.

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Support & Encourage

If someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, read more about how to support them.

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Understanding Change

Mental health conditions are common in teens and young adults. Read more about what you can do.

NAMI Pierce County provides support, education, advocacy and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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NAMI Lobby Week Workshop: How to tell your story

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In preparation for NAMI Washington's Lobby Week of February, 15-19,  we are hosting a series of NAMI Smarts workshops during the week of 2/8/2021 to bolster your advocacy toolbox. These workshops aim to support you in feeling comfortable meeting with lawmakers and sharing your story.

We are offering workshops from February 8th-12th; see below for the schedule!

Monday 2/8 6:00PM-7:30PM
Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Tuesday 2/9 6:00PM-7:30PM
Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.
Wednesday 2/10 12:00PM-1:30PM
Budget- This topic-specific module is on advocating for funding for mental health services and supports. Click here to sign up for this event.
Thursday 2/11 12:00PM-1:30PM
Telling your story- Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. Click here to sign up for this event.
Friday 2/12 12:00PM-1:30PM
Meeting your lawmaker- Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. Click here to sign up for this event.

We hope to see you at these events, and cannot wait to see your advocacy in action this coming February!

P.S. If you still need to register for Lobby Week to be sure you are signed up to participate in legislative appointments, the link to register is here.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. As with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.

Classes start February 4, 2021 and are filling up fast! Fill out a class interest form to get on our waitlist or contact us at info@namipierce.org for more details.

Upcoming NAMI Pierce Events

Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Connection Recovery Group – Tuesday

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Wed 20

Monthly Gathering & Potluck

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Thu 21

Peer to Peer Class

January 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm PST
Fri 22

Connection Recovery Group – Friday

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

What a year it's been!  2020 will surely be etched in all our memories for years to come.  As the year comes to a close, we celebrate our volunteers for their work this year and say goodbye to the current Board of Directors as they compete their term at the end of this month.  Here's some news and announcements of relevance as we end the year:

Volunteer Recognition Awards:  It's a virtual event this year and everyone's invited to attend Wednesday, Dec 16 from 6-8 pm.  Unfortunately, we won't be able to have dinner this year since it's going to be on Zoom, but we're looking forward to seeing you, your family, and friends online.  If you are an honoree, please RSVP to the email invitation you received with an address to mail your award to.  Everyone can log on using the link on our website at   http://www.namipierce.org.   Come celebrate our volunteers!

Save the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept:  Please write to the Pierce County Council and Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammier demanding they vote NO on Proposed Ordinance No. 2020-136, which aims to dismantle the Tacoma Pierce County Health Dept during the midst of a pandemic and without community input or adequate warning...

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NAMI Connection is a FREE Peer Support Group for adults 18 and over with Mental Health diagnoses or concerns. We are a closed group. This means that only Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel with a diagnosis or concern can attend. This provides safety within the group. Connection is led by individuals who are specially trained and who are in recovery themselves.

Every Monday starting January 11, 2021 from 6-7:30pm

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Helping Those In Need

NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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Join NAMI Pierce County and join a movement to inspire better lives for Pierce County Residents who are affected by mental illness. With membership, you'll receive newsletters and updates on mental health news, you'll be able to engage in discussion groups, and you'll have the opportunity to support others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.

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Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Iowa.

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The families and members of NAMI Pierce County are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.