Who We Are
About NAMI Pierce County
About Mental Illness
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
What is Recovery?
Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.
We're Here to Listen
IN CASE OF A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY: CALL 911
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
FOR A NON-LIFE-THREATENING BUT URGENT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS:
Call the Pierce County Crisis Line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 800-576-7764
Crisis Text Line: crisistextline.org – text 741741 (mobile fees waived)
Your local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
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.
- run Support Groups across Pierce county for both individuals and for family members
- give presentations to organizations and schools
- provide educational courses to parents, caregivers, and individuals affected by mental illness
- use citizen action to improve mental health legislation in Washington State
- All our services are free.
We are people who care about the challenge of mental illness in our County and in individual lives.
NAMI-Pierce is one of 1100 Local Affiliates across the country. We are part of a nation-wide Alliance with over 100,000 members. NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Country-wide we use our personal experiences of mental illness to
- Support each other in Recovery
- Erase the myths that still surround mental illness
- Lobby for Laws to improve the lives of those living with it
- Educate each other and our Communities
From Next Door To Across NAMI Pierce County
Become a Member
Join NAMI Pierce County and join a movement to inspire better lives for NAMI Pierce Countyns 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.
If you’re not ready to become a member but still would like to support NAMI Pierce County, we welcome and appreciate donations of any value. You'll be supporting others who are affected by mental illness financially and emotionally.
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. There’s a community here for you, and we’re here to help you however you need it. You will be so very glad that you did!