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Update: Family Support Group

October 10, 2017

Starting November 2017, there will no longer be a Family Support Group meeting on the 4th Wednesdays of every month at the TACID Center. We will continue to have one on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm at the same location. This change was made because of a shortage of trained Support more »

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Tacoma Family-To-Family Class Begins September 5!

May 19, 2017

  NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. This is a 12-week class that begins, Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  6:00 – 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday.The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental 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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