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NAMI Pierce County October Announcements

  • The NAMI Washington state conference is Saturday Oct 17. This year’s event is virtual and free and you can attend any of the workshops or seminars from the comfort of your home. For more information and to register go to http://namiwa.org

 

  • Our next Gathering meeting is Wednesday Oct 21 at 6:00 pm. The Nominating Committee will be introducing the slate of candidates nominated as 2021-2022 Officers for the NAMI Pierce County Board of Directors. Our guest speaker will be Cornell Harris, Program Director of Progress House-Clubhouse, with whom we have established a working partnership. He will share with you how his organization serves the mental health community and how we can work together to help those with mental illness build better lives. Click here to register: https://namipierce.org/event/monthly-gathering-potluck/2020-10-21/

 

  • We are offering another Family Support Group (FSG) on the 4th Wednesday of the month beginning Oct 28. As a result, FSG will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:00 pm and the 4th Saturday at 11:00 am of each month. You can join any of these groups by clicking on the date you wish to attend via the calendar on our website at https://namipierce.org

 

  • We are seeking volunteers for the Member@Large positions on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on the Board, contact Trina Lee, Field Coordinator, at trina.lee@namipierce.org.

 

  • Want to make a difference in the mental health community? We are looking for individuals who are interested in chairing or serving on various committees including Public Policy, Advocacy, Social media, Pierce County Mental Health Tax, Mental Health Crises Response Team, Membership, BIPOC outreach, LGBTQ+, Suicide Prevention, Military and Veterans Affairs, BIPOC outreach. For more information, contact Lovey Offerle at president@namipierce.org.

 

  • Nov 3 is Election Day…please don’t forget to vote! We urge you to consider voting for those candidates who have made mental health a priority and who support the Pierce County 1/10th of 1% Mental Health Tax. All of the candidates who accepted our invitation for last week’s Legislative Forum shared their mental health priorities and how they hope to implement them.  A recording of the event is available by contacting info@namipierce.org