Help Make a Difference…..Volunteers Needed!
As a grassroots, non-profit organization, NAMI Pierce County depends on volunteers in order to exist. From the Board of Directors to our NAMI Signature program facilitators, it’s their willingness to volunteer for our organization that allows us to provide the services and support to our community.
We are seeking volunteers for the following:
Newsletter – assistance with putting together articles and features for the NAMI Pierce County monthly newsletter. Timing: usually between the 1st and 7th of the Read More
Come join us for our “Bake the Stigma” of Mental Illness
In recognition of World Mental Health Day, NAMI Pierce County will be having a community mental health awareness event. The theme is “Bake the Stigma” and will feature a bake sale with proceeds going towards NAMI Pierce County’s mental health support programs. NAMI Pierce County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is dedicated to providing Support, Education, Advocacy, and Public Awareness so that families and individuals affected by mental illness Read More
NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments On Reinstitutionalizing People With Mental Illness
Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.”
In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement:
“The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive treatment, not revisiting the shameful institutions of our past.
“Words matter, Mr. President. ‘These people’ are our friends, neighbors, children, spouses. They’re not ‘monsters,’ ‘the mentally ill’ or ‘crazy people’ – they’re Read More
Join us for a SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar, “Focus on the Family: Using Person and Family-Centered Care for Mental Health.”
To achieve and sustain mental health, individuals with serious mental illness need access to an array of treatment options and need to be actively engaged in their own treatment and recovery support plan. Person and family-centered care puts consumers at the center of the planning process. This method involves a collaborative and strengths-based approach that relies on understanding the preferences and abilities of Read More