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December 5, 2018

NAMI Washington has announced their training dates for the 2019 Signature Programs which allows local affiliates to bring these programs to their communities.  All trainings are offered at no cost to participants.  All NAMI members may apply to attend these State Training programs; however, space is limited so early registration is recommended.  Additional information and eligibility requirements are in each online application packet.  For more information,  contact Deanna Roy at or 206-783-4288.

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    Thank You Optum Pierce County BHO

    The great British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said “Change is inevitable.  Change is constant.”  This is so true today.  Change is a constant for behavioral health care services here in Pierce County.

    One change brought us Optum Pierce Behavioral Health Organization (BHO).  For the past several years, Washington has contracted with Optum Pierce BHO to provide behavioral health crisis services for Pierce County residents and to Read More

    Please join us in welcoming Megan Irving to NAMI Pierce County as our new Marketing/Program Coordinator. She will take over for Maliki Ortega who had agreed to fill the position temporarily for the past two months. (Thank you, Maliki!)

    Megan is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Mercer Island Farmers Market and is on the Board of Directors for the Jordan Binion Project. She previously worked as a National Business Development Consultant for Dillanos Coffee Roasters, traveling extensively. She has impressive experience, Read More

    They are both mileposts along the pathway of our representative democracy. NAMI Pierce County conducts a mental health educational program every election cycle. We strive to educate our state legislative candidates about key mental health care issues. And the candidates educate us, their electorate, about their mental health care ideas. Our 2018 educational program came in two parts. First, we sent all 38 Pierce County general election candidates a backgrounder. This document outlined some behavioral health care issues that could come before the legislature. We also invited Read More

    We are excited to announce that Maliki Ortega has joined the NAMI Pierce County family as of September 12, 2018 and will be filling the critical position of Program Coordinator.  Maliki will report directly to the NAMI Pierce County Board and will work closely with our membership and volunteers on a wide array of assignments.

    Please join us in welcoming Maliki to the NAMI family!

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    We are excited to announce that the Washington DOC team has chosen to play for NAMI Pierce County at the 5th Annual Washington State Combined Fund Drive Charity Softball Tournament this Saturday, August 11th at Brannan Park in Auburn, WA!

    Come watch your state agencies battle it out to benefit the combined fund drive and show your support for Team DOC. All proceeds from the event go to the charities chosen by each team.

    There will be snacks and raffles throughout the Read More

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