Gypsy Temple performs in the shadow of Seattle’s Great Wheel on May 1st, 2019. Photo credit: Laura Umetsu Gypsy Temple King Youngblood NAMI Benefit Concert Review By Tyler Mackie, NAMI Seattle guest writer UW Bothell School of Business It’s a beautiful early May evening, the sun is setting, and...

What Did Our Volunteers Do in 2018? Maybe you know that all of our community programs are led by volunteers, but what did our volunteers actually DO this year? I’m so glad you asked! With the start of a new year, I’ve been looking back over everything...

What an honor it is to join this incredible team and board. Thank you! As I reflect on the closing of 2018, I am thankful for the people who crossed my path this year. They have made me better, stronger and braver. I have lobbied in...

NAMI Friends and Family, I can hardly believe I'm writing this for my last newsletter as the Executive Director at NAMI Seattle. 5 years has flown by! We really kicked some butt this year and I feel so fortunate to close this chapter on a high note....

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As a society, we are on the brink of an epidemic. The number of people in the U.S. who admit to being lonely is at 40% - double the reported numbers from the 1980s. There is a growing body of literature on loneliness and mental...

In my previous role at NAMI Chicago, I worked with the Chicago Police Department and their Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) unit to supervise and support people with lived experience who volunteered to engage in the role play portion of their CIT class. These were community...

September 2018 Dear NAMI Friends and Family, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of serving as the Executive Director at NAMI Seattle for the last four and a half years. Now, it’s time to pass the torch to the next leader. We will begin our...