What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program?
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, 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
The workplace is the most important environment to discuss mental health and illness, yet it is the last place we expect to hear about it.
Employees are afraid of discussing it with co-workers and bosses. They don’t want to lose their jobs, damage relationships or risk future Read More
I’ve always been an anxious person. As a child I refused to make phone calls other than to those in my family and couldn’t even handle calling 411 (even after it became an automated voice recording). Talking to people terrified me. What if I misspoke? What if they thought I sounded dumb? What if I didn’t make sense? So, when anxiety presented itself again halfway through college, I couldn’t say it was a shock.
The anxiety Read More