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Family-To-Family Classes in Tacoma start September 6, 2017!

May 19, 2017

  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 more »

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2016 Report to Our Community

January 6, 2017

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. more »

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Crisis Intervention Training at Cascade an ‘Eye-Opener’ for Police

October 4, 2016

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 more »

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A Diagnosis of Mental Illness Need Not End a College Career

September 9, 2016

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 more »

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