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In The News: NAMI Pierce County

January 13, 2020

Registration for Lobby Day is now open! The annual event provides grassroots support for NAMI Washington’s legislative agenda which focuses on a few of the hundreds of mental health bills and budgets under consideration. Lobby Day provides an opportunity for members and supporters to share their stories with their legislators and ask for their support of NAMI’s legislative priorities. In previous years, Lobby Day has been a huge success thanks to advocates like you whose involvement is critical in achieving Read More

    NAMI Washington State Trainings

    NAMI Washington offers trainings in NAMI Signature programs which allow local affiliates to bring NAMI programs to their communities. All trainings are offered at no cost to participants. All NAMI members or those becoming a member may apply to attend State Training programs. For more information, contact Deanna Roy at or 206-783-4288.

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    The next Peer to Peer class will begin February 6 for eight consecutive Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm Location; TBD within the Puyallup Valley Area. This class is an 8-week recovery education course open to any adult with a mental illness. It emphasizes recovery as feasible, supportable goal and challenges the stigma associated with mental illness. Francesca Okerlund and LaDonna Barnwell will co-facilitate this class and they encourage you to register soon as space is limited. For information or to Read More


    As the YWCA’s Human Resources Engagement Generalist, Julia Leavitt is well aware of the stress experienced by women working in the social services field — and in many other careers. Sometimes when working with clients, customers or family, women lose themselves, she says. “To best serve our clients, we need to figure out how to best serve ourselves, and make our wellness and well-being a priority.”

    We’ve gathered some mental health Read More


    As the holidays approach, it is a difficult time for many individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, or Bipolar Disorder.  Many suffer silently due to the stresses of the holidays and often consider suicide, a last resort when they feel that there is no hope left.

    Studies have long suggested that there are noticeable symptoms before someone decides to take their lives. Some of these signs include; persistent sadness or dramatic changes in mood threatening to hurt Read More

    Do the holidays stress you out? You’re not alone. It’s a hectic time of year for many people, maybe even most people.

    Nothing about our usual daily life goes away. The holidays add a layer of activities and responsibilities, both real and imagined, that take up time, money and emotional energy. Even if we enjoy many aspects of the season, there may well be moments when we wish we could rewind the calendar to somewhere in the middle of August.

    I can’t Read More

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