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August 15, 2017

We are searching for a Program Coordinator.

NAMI Pierce County is seeking to hire a part time, non-exempt Program Coordinator to support our program and administrative needs. The Program Coordinator will report to the NAMI Pierce County Board of Directors and will work closely with its President.

NAMI Pierce County is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is the Pierce County, Washington affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We are looking for someone to help us grow beyond an Read More

    NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS

    Registration Open Now – Classes begin September 5th

    12 week class begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Buckley Fire Station 611 Division St. in Buckley

    NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.

    The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.

    The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Read More

     

    NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. This is a 12-week class that begins, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  6:00 – 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday.The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families Read More

    NAMI Pierce County is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  The NAMI Pierce County mission is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. 2016 was a year with significant successes. Our family programs grew steadily.  We raised community awareness of NAMI Pierce County and mental health while increasing our collaborations.  Read More

    More and more, police and corrections officers are coming in contact with people suffering from a mental health crisis.

    “These guys — they’re all junior psychologists,” said Dr. Kevin St. Jacques, a clinical psychologist and mental health counselor who led a class Wednesday at Cascade Mental Health in Centralia.

    This week, Cascade Mental Health hosted a week-long crisis intervention training geared toward law enforcement. The training was organized by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission. 

    “This Read More

    A recent survey reports that 47% of adults living with schizophrenia drop out of college, compared to the 27% college dropout rate in the U.S. overall.  Another study reports that students diagnosed with bipolar disorder are 70% more likely to drop out of college than students with no psychiatric diagnosis.

    My son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his junior year of college. I was devastated by what I perceived to be the loss of hope for his future, but he was Read More

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