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Join us for a virtual Day of Hope to celebrate the possibility and beauty of recovery!

On October 9th, join NAMI Seattle online to celebrate that recovery is both possible and beautiful! Join us for a “Day of Hope,” a free half-day event with drop-in sessions, featuring NAMI members speaking about their lived experiences, a presentation on first episode psychosis, a panel discussion about living with schizophrenia, and community meetups.

This event is free but registration is required – click here to register!

Plus, share a Token of Love of someone you wish to remember or honor. You can send a picture to NAMI Seattle of someone or something that reminds you of a loved one who is no longer with us, or who is struggling with mental illness now. Please specify if your photo is in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone currently in your life. The photos, along with any captions you wish to be displayed, will be presented as part of a slideshow for NAMI Seattle’s “Day of Hope” event.


9:30-10:00: Welcome & Tribute to Loved Ones

10:00-10:50: First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Care in Washington State: What You Need to Know – presented by Dr. Maria Monroe-DeVita and Dr. Akansha Vaswani-Bye
This presentation will provide an overview of: (1) the definition of first episode psychosis (FEP); (2) specialized treatment options for FEP in Washington State; (3) other supporting resources to help individuals and families who need FEP and other early psychosis care in our state.

11:00-11:50: Drop-in community meetups – join a meetup for an opportunity to connect with others.
– Meetup for parents with mental health struggles who have school-age kids (infant-18ish)
– Latinx/Hispanic community meetup (bilingual English/Spanish)
– Meet the NAMI Seattle staff

12:00-12:50: Lunch & Learn: Living with Schizophrenia
This panel discussion will feature NAMI Seattle community members, and focus on demystifying life with schizophrenia.

1:00-2:00: In Our Own Voice
This NAMI signature program provides a personal perspective of mental illness, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition. Audience questions are encouraged.

2:00-2:15: Closing

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