Calendar

Jun
19
Wed
Office Closure – NAMI Convention
Jun 19 – Jun 22 all-day

Please be advised that the NAMI Seattle will be closed from June 19-22 for all staff members to attend the annual NAMI Convention, being held at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

For more information, click here.

Jun
29
Sat
Volunteer @ Seattle Pridefest 2019
Jun 29 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

On Saturday, June 29th PrideFest will be in Capitol Hill in Seattle, and NAMI WA has gotten a space for NAMI representation! We wanted to offer up tabling opportunities to the close NAMI affiliates.

Tabling will begin with set-up at 11:30am, and the last shift will be at 6pm, with clean up lasting until 6:30pm (probably). Ideally we’ll have two volunteers at a time, for at least an hour each.

 

To sign up for a shift, please contact Michelle Strait: mstrait@namiwa.org or call 206-971-1598

Jun
30
Sun
Cup of Comfort: @ Museum of Pop Culture
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

It can be hard to get comfortable when you’re involved with a large organization like NAMI, especially as a person of color. That’s why we want to invite you out for a cup of coffee and a tour of the Prince exhibit at the Museum of Pop Culture!

Join other people of color involved with NAMI throughout King County for a day of community building and socializing. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable! This is meant to be an opportunity to see Prince at Minneapolis at no charge, courtesy of our friends at MoPOP, and also a safe space to discuss your experiences with volunteering/being involved with a mental health organization as a person of color.

Please note: The only staff and Board members who will be there are people of color ourselves. This event is specifically dedicated to recognizing NAMI’s volunteers who are people of color. If you are not a person of color, you will be politely asked to leave. To read more about the value of POC-only spaces, please read: https://arrow-journal.org/why-people-of-color-need-spaces-without-white-people . If you have questions about this article, please feel free to let us know. You can send your questions or concerns to katie@namiseattle.org.

It’s more important than ever for us to have a safe space where we can speak openly as people of color who are impacted by mental health issues. We can’t wait to see you and hear you. Our space is limited so email faarah@namiseattle.org to RSVP so we can hold your spot!

Jul
9
Tue
Meet and Greet! @ NAMI Seattle Office
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Come on out to our monthly Meet & Greet every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn about our programs, meet our staff, and drink some coffee! Please sign up so we know to expect you — email info@namiseattle.org or give us a call at (206) 789-7722 to RSVP.

Jul
20
Sat
Taking off the Mask @ Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

[Please note: This is not a NAMI event, and is listed here for informational purposes only.]

Suicide is gripping our friends and family every 22 minutes. Help SDP3 continue to spread Mental Health awareness, Suicide and Bullying Prevention throughout our nation. It’s critical to get the truth in wisdom and apply your knowledge every day and in every way. Suicide leaves collateral damage.

Venessa Anderson-Abram, an award-winning author, speaker and trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Junior Board Member of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and member of United Suicide Survivors International, launched the Self Discovery: Pain, Positioning and Purpose Conference tour in 2018.  The tour went to eight cities and shared critical information with audiences about the connection of mental illness to suicide and what signs to look for in family and friends who may be contemplating suicide.  In fact, the 2018 tour was created in response to her older brother, a U.S. Army veteran, who took his own life in 2017.

The “Take Off the Mask” International Conference will feature speakers, authors and experts in mental health, suicide and invisible disabilities, including Abram.

Aug
13
Tue
Meet and Greet! @ NAMI Seattle Office
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Come on out to our monthly Meet & Greet every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn about our programs, meet our staff, and drink some coffee! Please sign up so we know to expect you — email info@namiseattle.org or give us a call at (206) 789-7722 to RSVP.

Sep
10
Tue
Meet and Greet! @ NAMI Seattle Office
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Come on out to our monthly Meet & Greet every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn about our programs, meet our staff, and drink some coffee! Please sign up so we know to expect you — email info@namiseattle.org or give us a call at (206) 789-7722 to RSVP.

Oct
8
Tue
Meet and Greet! @ NAMI Seattle Office
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Come on out to our monthly Meet & Greet every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn about our programs, meet our staff, and drink some coffee! Please sign up so we know to expect you — email info@namiseattle.org or give us a call at (206) 789-7722 to RSVP.

Oct
12
Sat
Depressed Cake Shop @ Optimism Brewing Company
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will have limited quantities of vegan and gluten free treats available. Kiddos and dogs welcome! For more details and updates, check out the Facebook event page.

Every October, NAMI Seattle holds our popular Depressed Cake Shop: A community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty!

Why gray? The gray, dark outside of these treats represents depression. On the inside, the rainbow colored or other bright colors symbolize hope. All proceeds from this event support NAMI Seattle’s programs.

Nov
12
Tue
Meet and Greet! @ NAMI Seattle Office
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Come on out to our monthly Meet & Greet every 2nd Tuesday of the month to learn about our programs, meet our staff, and drink some coffee! Please sign up so we know to expect you — email info@namiseattle.org or give us a call at (206) 789-7722 to RSVP.