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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.

Join us November 18th for the Gathering!

When:      Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time:      6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:     From the comfort of your home via Zoom

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."

You Are Not Alone

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

Support & Encourage

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

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 connection for veterans


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 Tuesday starting January 12, 2021 from 6-7:30pm

Upcoming NAMI Pierce Events

Upcoming Events

Dec 01

Connection Recovery Group – Tuesday

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Dec 04

Connection Recovery Group – Friday

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST
Dec 08

Connection Recovery Group – Tuesday

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Dec 09

NAMI Family Support Group – 2nd Wednesday

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

RSS In the news

  • Police have shot people experiencing a mental health crisis. Who should you call instead? September 18, 2020
    Amid a nationwide movement for racial justice and police reform sparked by the recent killings of several Black men and women, many people have spoken out against police shootings of people experiencing mental health crises. "A person shouldn't lose their life because they’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition," said Angela Kimball, national director […]
  • NIH announces public-private partnership to advance schizophrenia biomarker research September 16, 2020
    The NIH this week announced the launch of Accelerating Medicine Partnership Schizophrenia. The NIH and FDA, along with seven industry and nonprofit partners, aim to improve early therapeutic interventions and targeted treatments for schizophrenia with this initiative. Goals of the partnership include conducting research into biological markers to identify people at risk for developing schizophrenia, […]

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 January 14th, 2021 and are filling up fast! Fill out a class interest form to get on our waitlist or contact us at for more details.


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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.

From Next Door To Across Pierce County

Become a Member

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.

Get Involved

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.

Get In Touch

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.