NAMI Seattle en español

NAMI Seattle ofrece grupos de apoyo de salud mental, clases y presentaciones en español. Todos los programas de NAMI son gratuitos. No necesita proporcionar documentos de identificación para participar en un programa de NAMI. NAMI Seattle mantiene confidencial cualquier información de contacto compartida con nosotros. 

How Support Groups Helped Me

It was during the worst of these times that I reached out to the NAMI Helpline and got the days and times of the support groups. I began going either by myself or with a family member. Listening to others with the same condition gave me strength and added insight.” – Denise, Helpline Volunteer

En Nuestra Propia Voz: Presentaciones de salud mental

Estas presentaciones gratuitas brindan una perspectiva personal sobre las condiciones de salud mental a medida que los líderes con experiencia vivida hablan con franqueza sobre cómo es tener una condición de salud mental. 

Family-to-Family Class

I took the class and wished I had taken it years ago (and hope my entire family will take it).  I found my learnings have been so helpful in my interactions with my loved ones, so I wanted to be a part of giving more people the chance to take the class by jumping in as a volunteer” – Kelsey

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’s 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.

For People with Mental Health Conditions

For Friends and Family Members

For Professionals and Community Groups

NAMI Seattle en español

Need Help?

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call or Text 988

Crisis Clinic 24-Hour Crisis Line 866-427-4747

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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Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

Written by: Cynthia Mwaura Self-care is the practice of taking action to promote and ensure one is physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. We all have our own struggles that we go through. Yet, even with the struggles that come with living, we must slow down,...

Finding Gratitude in the Midst of Life

Finding Gratitude in the Midst of Life

Written by: Cynthia Mwaura Many of us have now heard about making time for gratitude. One of the many mindful practices available to improve mental health. If you haven’t come across the power of gratitude, I will explain it briefly. Gratitude is the process of...

Paws for the mind: Therapy dogs now a partner to treat mental health

Paws for the mind: Therapy dogs now a partner to treat mental health

By Bennett Jochim, Masa Hanatate, Joshua Choi and Nuranissa Sofia, University of Washington Bothell School of Business Rushing into the library to shelter from the rain, we found ourselves in a room with brightly lit fluorescent lights. A few moments later, Nola and...

Our Story: ConChord Music Fundraising Event for NAMI Seattle

Our Story: ConChord Music Fundraising Event for NAMI Seattle

View the Fundraising Concert flyer and ticket details here. ConChord Music Fundraising Concert for NAMI SeattleDecember 10, 20236:30pm – 9:00pmLee Theatre at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart4800 139th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 CONCHORD MUSIC...

Pawsitive Healing: Therapy Dogs Bringing Joy

Pawsitive Healing: Therapy Dogs Bringing Joy

Volunteers of College Dogs in front of the UW Bothell campus(left: Jen & Finn , middle: Julie & Romio , right: Lisa & Mara) By Jacquelyn Johnson and Bennett Jochim, University of Washington Bothell School of Business As we waited patiently and eagerly for...

Awakening

Awakening

I got as close as I ever would to ending my life when I was 28 years old. My mental health had deteriorated to a point where I felt helpless to find a way out of the darkness of depression and self-loathing I existed in. Instead, I turned to alcohol and other destructive behaviors to cope with my pain and that led me deeper into the morass of hopelessness. I teetered on a precipice, barely clinging to life. And I realized that if things didn’t change, I wasn’t going to make it.

World Mental Health Day – Support Local Businesses

World Mental Health Day – Support Local Businesses

NAMI Seattle comes together with local businesses to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th Join us in celebrating World Mental Health on October 10th and support local businesses who support mental health! We are incredibly thankful for these businesses...

A FundaMental Evening

A FundaMental Evening

Join NAMI Seattle at rue Santé's A FundaMental Evening in celebration of World Mental Health Day this October 10th. We invite you to celebrate with us as we raise a glass, raise awareness, and raise funds for NAMI Seattle. Join us for an evening of music, laughter,...

Suicide Prevention Week of Action

Suicide Prevention Week of Action

Suicide Prevention Week of Action NAMI Seattle kicked off Suicide Prevention Week of Action with a resource tabling on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th. A big thank you to Rue Sante and Lazy Cow Cafe for having us talk about suicide prevention.King County...

Spreading Hope for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Spreading Hope for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Opportunity  Join NAMI Seattle’s video campaign to raise awareness and spread hope for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September. Shame and stigma thrive in silence, but telling our stories shares hope and spreads healing. We invite you to share your story and...

An Interview with Rania Rampersad, King County Superior Court Judge

An Interview with Rania Rampersad, King County Superior Court Judge

By Rhett Whiteman, Kalin Natzev, Faiza Khalif, Ramla Geilani, Ebrima Jammeh, Sophie Udell, University of Washington Bothell School of Business Content warning: The following post contains topics that may be unsettling or triggering, including rape, torture, war...

The Forest and The Trees

The Forest and The Trees

I lay my head back against the upholstered chair and take a deep breath. I don’t quite feel settled, so I wriggle around until I find just the right spot to rest. All the while, I’m listening to the facilitator, her voice soft and low, like a lullaby coaxing me to let go

La importancia del sueño para la salud

La importancia del sueño para la salud

El sueño es una necesidad fundamental de la naturaleza humana, tan necesaria como el agua y la comida. Dormir impacta directa y positivamente en nuestra salud y es vital para nuestra productividad durante el día y para nuestra salud física, mental y emocional. Una...

Shine 4 Mental Health

Shine 4 Mental Health

Join us as we Shine 4 Mental Health this summer! Raise awareness about the importance of mental health, share your story of hope, and connect with new friends, all while helping us raise funds for NAMI Seattle’s essential community-led programs.Volunteer! Create a...

Work it Out: A Conversation

Work it Out: A Conversation

I’m sitting at a small table across from my personal trainer, Greg Novasky, in an office at the back of the Emerald City Gym in Seattle. I glance around at the coral walls and scribbles on a whiteboard and then I look over at Greg who appears eager to talk about his experience – poised for conversation. He’s leaning forward, with a smile in his blue eyes.

En Nuestra Propia Voz: Presentaciones de salud mental

En Nuestra Propia Voz: Presentaciones de salud mental

Presentaciones de salud mental Presentaciones gratuitas de la comunidad virtual Estas presentaciones cambian actitudes, suposiciones e ideas sobre las personas que viven con una condición de salud mental. Estas presentaciones gratuitas brindan una perspectiva personal...

NAMIWalks Washington 2023 THANK YOU!

NAMIWalks Washington 2023 THANK YOU!

NAMIWalks Washington 2023 Thank you to everyone who joined us, NAMI Washington and other NAMI affliates at NAMIWalks Washington on June 3rd. It was an honor to walk with you all for mental health awareness and mental health for all. You are an inspiration! We had a...

Navigating Through Compassion Fatigue

Navigating Through Compassion Fatigue

My Passion and Compassion Fatigue Becoming a nurse was a dream come true for me because I had always wanted to help people. But a few years into my career, I got burnout due to the increase in demand and workload. Things got worse during COVID. I got irritated easily....

Brother, Brother

Brother, Brother

The clang of the doors closing behind us made me shudder. I suddenly felt the gravity of the loss of one’s freedom. A prison guard, stern and unflinching, ushered us through massive steel doors to security where we relinquished our driver’s licenses through a steel cage barrier.

Stigma Free Seattle- Thank you!

Stigma Free Seattle- Thank you!

NAMI Seattle's Stigma Free Seattle Event Thank you to everyone who joined us on May 20th for our first Stigma Free Seattle event to stop the stigma of mental illness and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! We were inspired by you all and truly had a blast...

Stigma Free Seattle: Showcase your art, read your poetry, volunteer!

Stigma Free Seattle: Showcase your art, read your poetry, volunteer!

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...

The Latest with NAMI Seattle

Awakening

Awakening

I got as close as I ever would to ending my life when I was 28 years old. My mental health had deteriorated to a point where I felt helpless to find a way out of the darkness of depression and self-loathing I existed in. Instead, I turned to alcohol and other destructive behaviors to cope with my pain and that led me deeper into the morass of hopelessness. I teetered on a precipice, barely clinging to life. And I realized that if things didn’t change, I wasn’t going to make it.

World Mental Health Day – Support Local Businesses

World Mental Health Day – Support Local Businesses

NAMI Seattle comes together with local businesses to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th Join us in celebrating World Mental Health on October 10th and support local businesses who support mental health! We are incredibly thankful for these businesses...

A FundaMental Evening

A FundaMental Evening

Join NAMI Seattle at rue Santé's A FundaMental Evening in celebration of World Mental Health Day this October 10th. We invite you to celebrate with us as we raise a glass, raise awareness, and raise funds for NAMI Seattle. Join us for an evening of music, laughter,...

La importancia del sueño para la salud

La importancia del sueño para la salud

El sueño es una necesidad fundamental de la naturaleza humana, tan necesaria como el agua y la comida. Dormir impacta directa y positivamente en nuestra salud y es vital para nuestra productividad durante el día y para nuestra salud física, mental y emocional. Una...

Navigating Through Compassion Fatigue

Navigating Through Compassion Fatigue

My Passion and Compassion Fatigue Becoming a nurse was a dream come true for me because I had always wanted to help people. But a few years into my career, I got burnout due to the increase in demand and workload. Things got worse during COVID. I got irritated easily....

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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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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 >

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