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)
Call the NAMI Helpline at
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NAMI Pierce County! Volunteers are essential to the work that NAMI does. Listed below are just a few of the ways that you can get involved in our mental health movement in Pierce County:
- Community Outreach Around Pierce County
Time: Flexible to fit with your schedule
Location: Pick any city/area in Pierce County (Tacoma, Lakewood, Puyallup, Fife, University Place, etc.)
Duties: Drop off our flyers, brochures and business cards to different locations around Pierce County. A list of locations will be provided (hospitals, schools, health care centers, etc.)
- Board Positions & Chair Positions
Time: Flexible. Depends on the position.
Duties: Participate actively as a member of our board by focusing on improving a specific aspect of NAMI Pierce County and support building the legacy of the organization. Interested? Fill out the form below for more details and an outline of open positions.
- Program Facilitator
Time: Flexible. Depends on program.
Duties: Facilitate a support group or class. (Participation in state training is required. Please take a look at our upcoming training dates)
Fill out the form below to learn more about our current opportunities. Email email@example.com with any questions.
From Next Door To Across Pierce County
Become a Member
Become a part of NAMI! Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.
Thank you for your generous tax-deductible donation. You are helping us provide support, education, and advocacy to thousands of people living with mental illness in Washington.
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.