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
NAMI Seattle is hosting a free, public event called Stigma-free Seattle to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness month this May! Join us in community for a vibrant event featuring a variety of fun and uplifting experiences, including the work of talented local...
Bright-Eyed Entertainment on Sharing Joey Wilson’s Story
By: Dee Yeshitla, Evan Cho, Muhammad Abubakar, Moiz Qureshi, Brady Meador, and Isatou Ceesay, The University of Washington Bothell School of Business Photo Left: Felicia Thomas wearing a Black button-up shirt with the Bright-Eyed Entertainment logo in yellow writing....
“Just be honest, don’t hide it, and never give up.”- Joey Wilson
By: Dee Yeshitla, Evan Cho, Muhammad Abubakar, Moiz Qureshi, Brady Meador, and Isatou Ceesay, The University of Washington Bothell School of Business From the very first moment Joey’s face showed up on the computer projection screen, before he even murmured a word,...
Spring Mental Health Community Presentations
Join us for our free, virtual community presentation series! Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from March 21st- April 6th we will have a free, virtual mental health presentation. This series programming includes: Ending the Silence- A presentation on mental illness...
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“Pain into purpose”: An Interview with Representative Lauren Davis
Photo courtesy of Shoreline Area News By: Marie Bao, Alec Cheff, Anastasiya Fritch, Siu Yau Lam, Juan Nunez, and Andrew Weiss; UW Bothell School of Business We entered the classroom with our clothing wet with rain. Our objective was to appear competent and assured. We...
An Interview with Judge Damon Shadid of Seattle Municipal Court’s Mental Health Court
Photo Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Court Judge Damon Shadid By: Ibrahim Dineh, Merey Diyar, Omid Kazemini, Brodie Knopf, Ahmed Mohamad, and Mikayla Servidad, UW Bothell School of Business On a cold Tuesday evening, students began filing into the classroom with their...
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 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....
24-Hour Crisis Line 866-427-4747
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National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860
NAMI SEATTLE PROGRAMS
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.
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.
Ready to Make a Difference?
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 >
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!