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June 18, 2018
Dear NAMI Pierce County Members, On Wednesday, June 20th at our Monthly Gathering, our President, Cynthia Macklin presented the NAMI Pierce County 2018-2019 Proposed Operating Budget to our membership base. A quorum was present and it was carried by 14 to 1 votes. The Operating Budget for 2018-2019 was approved. Read More

    More than 200,000 adults in Washington live with serious mental illness and more than 70,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. Nationally, suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death overall and is the third-leading cause of death among youth and young adults aged 15-24.

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. iHeartMedia Seattle recently Read More

    We are still actively looking for a person to join the NAMI Pierce County Board of Directors as our Secretary! This is an unpaid, volunteer position.


    – Records and maintains the minutes of all meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors.   – Work with the President and the Treasurer to file all required regulatory filings in a timely manner. 


    – Attend Board Meetings. (Once a Month) – Actively participating as a member of the Board of Directors. – Read More

    The recently released Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for unpaid family, friends, and neighbors who care for someone with a mental health condition.  The 56-page Guidebook emerged from On Pins and Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness, a national study on mental health caregiving conducted with the assistance of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America (released in February 2016).

    The Guidebook is attached, and can be downloaded at Read More

    Let’s give ourselves an A+ for the 2018 legislative session.

    17 NAMI Pierce County members joined other NAMI members, UW-Tacoma students, and others for the February 19 NAMI Lobby Day in Olympia.  We visited all our legislators or their legislative assistants to discuss NAMI’s 2018 legislative agenda.  This grassroots advocacy educated as for votes for four priority policy bills and for a significant increase in behavioral health care spending.  Thanks Read More


    Dear NAMI Pierce County Membership,

    My name is Cynthia Macklin. I am the current NAMI Pierce County President on the Board of Directors. Last year, I sat as the Vice President. I am writing to introduce myself and let you know what I see for the future of NAMI Pierce County.

    I have lived in Washington for over 25 years.  My husband, Ed Tuck, and I are both business owners in Tacoma. Ed’s business, Point S. Tire (previously T&T Tire Factory) Read More

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