NAMI Seattle

Advocacy, education, and support for people impacted by mental health conditions in Washington’s Seattle area

Filling Gaps in Mental Health

NAMI Seattle is the only organization in the Seattle area working specifically to fill the gaps in our local mental health system through education, referrals, and support.

We envision a world where all those impacted by mental illness know they are not alone, and are empowered to live a fulfilling life.

Our peer-led presentations, classes and support groups bridge the gap when medical models fail to meet our needs. We have over 40 years of experience elevating stories of lived experience and shining a spotlight on the unique needs of people and families navigating their own mental health journey.

The Latest with NAMI Seattle

Roadmap to Mental Health, Navigating the System in Puget Sound

Roadmap to Mental Health, Navigating the System in Puget Sound

We are thrilled to be releasing our 2022 update to "Roadmap to Mental Health, Navigating the System in Puget Sound". This resource is free and now available as a pdf on our website. Physical printed copies will be available in 2023. Request a free printed copy....

NAMI Seattle Statement on Colorado Springs Club Q Shooting

NAMI Seattle Statement on Colorado Springs Club Q Shooting

November 21st, 2022 Statement from NAMI Seattle staff on the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.   Our hearts are with everyone who went through and was impacted by the tragedy in Colorado Springs this weekend. The loss, trauma, and grief are incalculable. We...

Community Card Exchange

Community Card Exchange

Let's support each other through the end of the year and hold each other up this holiday season. Reach out to another NAMI Seattle community member and let them know they’re not alone this winter! NAMI Seattle is hosting a community card exchange – submit your note...

NAMI Seattle Support Groups & Other Community Groups

NAMI Seattle Support Groups & Other Community Groups

Please note: All NAMI Seattle support groups currently meet online via Zoom unless otherwise noted in group description. About NAMI support groups: NAMI support groups are are free, drop-in, and peer-led. Observers (including students) are not permitted to attend....

Introducing our new Executive Director, Paul Getzel

Introducing our new Executive Director, Paul Getzel

Help us give a warm welcome to Paul Getzel NAMI Seattle is delighted to welcome our newest Executive Director, Paul Getzel. Paul brings a strong background in community health and nonprofit management, and we're excited for him to join our team. He will spend the next...

Happiness

Happiness

By: Naomi Stenberg My goal for Fall is to stay happy. The other day I sang on a friend’s answering machine. The Fred Roger’s theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” My friend said, “My God, who are you? Where did Naomi go? You are in such a good mood.” I am in such a...

NAMI SEATTLE PROGRAMS

Support Groups

Recovery Support Group

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others who’ve been there.

Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Support Group

Open to all BIPOC individuals looking for mental health support and connection.

NAMI SEATTLE PROGRAMS

Classes & Presentations

Family-to-Family / De Familia a Familia

NAMI Family-to-Family (available in Spanish as De Familia a Familia) is a free, 8-session educational program for family, partners and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students, parents/caregivers, and teachers about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These 40- 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition.

Peer-to-Peer Class

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

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Get Involved

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of NAMI Seattle! Directly work with those impacted by mental health conditions or help behind the scenes. Your gift of time and talent keeps our programs free and available!
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Host A Training

NAMI Seattle offers online interactive trainings for your staff, community group, or leadership team on a variety of mental health topics. Typical trainings are between 1-2.5 hours as either a stand-alone session or a 2-3 session series. Learn more >

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Become A Member

Become a member of NAMI Seattle and add your name to the list of thousands raising their voices to demand services, support, and respect for the millions affected by mental health conditions.
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Join Eleanor's Circle

In honor of Eleanor Owen, Founder of NAMI Seattle and Co-Founder of NAMI, we invite you to continue her cause by becoming a sustaining NAMI Seattle member. A monthly recurring gift honors her commitment and sustains her legacy. Learn More >

More Ways to Give

Want to give to NAMI Seattle, but short on cash? There are many ways to give!