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April 2, 2018

The recently released Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers was developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for unpaid family, friends, and neighbors who care for someone with a mental health condition.  The 56-page Guidebook emerged from On Pins and Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness, a national study on mental health caregiving conducted with the assistance of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America (released in February 2016).

The Guidebook is attached, and can be downloaded at Read More

    Let’s give ourselves an A+ for the 2018 legislative session.

    17 NAMI Pierce County members joined other NAMI members, UW-Tacoma students, and others for the February 19 NAMI Lobby Day in Olympia.  We visited all our legislators or their legislative assistants to discuss NAMI’s 2018 legislative agenda.  This grassroots advocacy educated as for votes for four priority policy bills and for a significant increase in behavioral health care spending.  Thanks Read More


    Dear NAMI Pierce County Membership,

    My name is Cynthia Macklin. I am the current NAMI Pierce County President on the Board of Directors. Last year, I sat as the Vice President. I am writing to introduce myself and let you know what I see for the future of NAMI Pierce County.

    I have lived in Washington for over 25 years.  My husband, Ed Tuck, and I are both business owners in Tacoma. Ed’s business, Point S. Tire (previously T&T Tire Factory) Read More

    Please join us for this FREE community event to help raise awareness for Mental Healthcare in Pierce County.

    Together Clover Park Technical College, NAMI Pierce County and The Healing Field are pleased to bring this thought provoking film, along with a panel-led community conversation immediately following the showing.

    TICKETS: FREE (GET YOUR TICKETS AT ) DATE: March 14, 2018 TIME: 6:30pm LOCATION: McGavick Conference Center 4500 Steliacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA. 98499

    (Please Note: This is a FREE event but you must have a Read More


    NAMI Pierce County is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  Our members are individuals living with mental illness, their loved ones, or others with an interest in the issues related to mental illness.  We are a largely volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The NAMI Pierce County’s mission is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

    2017 was a year of major accomplishments. It Read More

    Who else is excited for the New Year?! 2018 is a going to be a HUGE year for NAMI Pierce County and we need all of the support we can get.

    We currently have three open positions on our 2018 Board of Directors: Secretary, Family Representative and a Board Member At Large. We would love to have you join our #mentalhealthmovement!

    Are you interested in supporting mental health in Pierce County? Please send us an email Read More

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