Past Events

Browse NAMI Seattle’s past events, from community programs and trainings, to galas, fundraisers, and legislative visits.

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...

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...

NAMIWalks Washington 2023

NAMIWalks Washington 2023

Join NAMI Seattle for NAMIWalks Washington! We're coming together with partners, members, and affiliates from across the state to walk for Mental Health for All! With NAMIWalks, we raise awareness about mental health and raise critical funds for NAMI's free, peer-led...

Stigma Free Seattle 2023

Stigma Free Seattle 2023

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...

Spring Mental Health Community Presentations

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...

Seattle Totems Hockey Game “Totems Let’s Talk”

Seattle Totems Hockey Game “Totems Let’s Talk”

Seattle Totems Hockey Game Join NAMI Seattle at the Seattle Totems hockey game on Saturday, January 21st for Totems Let’s Talk, a night for conversations and hope to stop the stigma of mental illness. Date: January 21, 2023 Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm Location: Olympic View...

“The Son” Movie Premiere Event

“The Son” Movie Premiere Event

You're Invited! "The Son" Movie Premiere You're invited to a special screening of Sony Picture Classics' "The Son", with NAMI Seattle on Friday, January 20th, at 7pm at the Regal Meridian. Immediately following the film, join us for a panel discussion on youth mental...

Day of Hope

Day of Hope

Join us on November 6th for NAMI Seattle’s second annual Day of Hope to celebrate that recovery is both possible and beautiful. Day of Hope is a free virtual event with drop-in sessions, featuring NAMI members speaking about their lived experiences with mental...

Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum

WATCH THE RECORDED FORUM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q2M1ZMXEWc  Your voice and your vote can make a difference in our local mental health systems.     On October 19th at 6:30pm, NAMI Seattle hosted a  Candidate Forum for the Seattle Municipal Court Position 7...

Depressed Cake Shop THANK YOU!

Depressed Cake Shop THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Depressed Cake Shop on Sunday, October 9th! We had a wonderful time with our community eating treats, breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness, and meeting new friends. We greatly appreciate everyone who participated,...

Depressed Cake Shop: Eat treats for mental health awareness!

Depressed Cake Shop: Eat treats for mental health awareness!

Come out and join us for the return of Depressed Cake Shop! After a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to be back in person with sweet, sad treats in support of mental health. One of NAMI Seattle’s most popular events, this one-day pop-up bakery invites community...

Online Memorial for Eleanor Owen

Online Memorial for Eleanor Owen

Eleanor Owen, January 22, 1921- February 6, 2022. Eleanor co-founded Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill in 1978, and later the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a force of nature, fierce advocate, and proud mom. Eleanor, the Barracuda, accomplished...

Ending the Silence Community Presentations

Ending the Silence Community Presentations

We are hosting a free virtual Ending the Silence community presentation series to help prepare folks as students go back to school and to engage and educate our community on youth mental health. For Teachers/School Staff 1-hour presentation for school staff members...

Depressed Cake Shop Returns this October!

Depressed Cake Shop Returns this October!

We are so excited to be bringing back Depressed Cake Shop! Come out and join us for sweet, sad treats that support mental health. All proceeds benefit NAMI Seattle's free programs. What is Depressed Cake Shop? Depressed Cake Shop is a community event where attendees...

2022 NAMI Walks

2022 NAMI Walks

Get Ready for NAMI Walks 2022! We are SO excited to be back in person with NAMI Walks Your Way Washington on Saturday, June 4th at Marina Park in Kirkland! NAMI Walks is a statewide event bringing our community together to fight the stigma of mental illness, promote...

Small Drawings High Hopes is Back! Friday, December 10

Small Drawings High Hopes is Back! Friday, December 10

The story of Small Drawings High Hopes is a tumultuous one. It’s a story full of highs and lows, and as its namesake suggests- hopes. It all began mid-2018. My dear friends were set to break ground on the construction of a new independent movie theatre in Indianapolis...

2021 NAMI Seattle Presents Day of Hope

2021 NAMI Seattle Presents Day of Hope

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...

2021 NAMI Walks

2021 NAMI Walks

You determine how you want to walk and it’s easy to join. Just click “Join Us!" Be Active! – What does “Be Active” mean to you? Is it getting outdoors in the fresh air sitting in the sun? Is it walking or hiking? Or maybe you’ve been wanting to learn martial arts –...

2021 Extra Innings Screening

2021 Extra Innings Screening

Watch the Trailer! Click to RSVP for the Screening Event! Add it to your Facebook calendar and invite friends!

2021 Ending the Silence: A Youth Mental Health Event!

2021 Ending the Silence: A Youth Mental Health Event!

Normally Ending the Silence is an event exclusive to schools and organizations, but on January 27th, you will be able to attend this live event for Free! You are not alone in shouldering the intense emotional burden of 2020. It has taken a toll. Students, school...

2021 Black Mental Health Town Hall Meeting

2021 Black Mental Health Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for a Live Town Hall Meeting with King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay and the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( NAMI)  Seattle. NAMI Seattle’s Executive Director Muguette Guenneguez will present information on the triple trifecta of the impact...

2020 Youth and Adolescent Mental Health Town Hall

2020 Youth and Adolescent Mental Health Town Hall

NAMI National’s upcoming Virtual Town Hall, “Youth and Adolescent Mental Health” on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 1:00-2:30 PM PST. Please Register in advance for this meeting After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information...

2020 Making Room for the Mess

2020 Making Room for the Mess

When: Friday, October 9th @ 5 pm PST Where: NAMI Seattle FB Page – Live Event Click to add the event to your calendar! Mental Health & LGBTQ Recovery Advocate Eric Dorsa and NAMI Seattle’s Development Manager Jeremiah Bainbridge as they discuss the importance of...

A Better September: Focusing on Doing Good

A Better September: Focusing on Doing Good

Written By Kim Salada, NAMI Seattle volunteer and trained facilitator. Let’s face it. We are not being inundated with good news these days. Quite the opposite, in fact. Pandemic, injustice, unrest, now fires. The heaviness can be hard to avoid – and I don’t know about...

2020 Cup of Comfort: Healing amidst Anti-Blackness during COVID-19

2020 Cup of Comfort: Healing amidst Anti-Blackness during COVID-19

Centering Black folx’s voices. Creating a safe space and fostering community and connection around mental health in the BIPOC community. Whether you choose to talk in detail about your mental health or simply be present and experience an accepting and understanding...

In Solidarity with the Black Community

In Solidarity with the Black Community

June 1st, 2020 Black lives matter. Black mental health matters too — but outside of the fullness of Black humanity and liberation, they’re just words. We know our amazing NAMI Seattle community understands better than most the impacts of trauma, of state-sanctioned...

2020 Give Big-Matching Funds Still Available!

2020 Give Big-Matching Funds Still Available!

There’s still time to support mental health in Seattle! Donations made to NAMI Seattle during GiveBIG before 12:00am are still being matched with generous pledges from members of our community. Now is the best time to maximize your gift this year. Your contribution...

2020 GiveBIG Double your impact! A note from our Development Manager

2020 GiveBIG Double your impact! A note from our Development Manager

First, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The generous support of our amazing members, donors, and volunteers last year helped keep our organization strong, and that strength has carried us through these uncertain times. Your commitment to our...

Small Drawings / High Hopes by Kyle Krauskopf

Small Drawings / High Hopes by Kyle Krauskopf

Several times in my life I have utilized the “look before you leap tactic.” I take risks, they’re calculated risks, but they’re risks nonetheless.  Right out of the gate I moved to a city I couldn’t afford with no job prospects and an art degree. I signed a lease for...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotions 6 & 7 of 7

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotions 6 & 7 of 7

Elation and Kismet and The Finale great happiness and exhilaration | destiny; fate   Ifind my greatest joys come from a job well done.  When you can sit back at the end of the day and take pride in the work you accomplished.  That being said, not too long ago I...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 5 of 7 Love

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 5 of 7 Love

Emotion 5 “Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow”  Alyric written by the late River Phoenix as delivered by his brother Joaquin, when accepting his Academy Award for best actor.  As it is one of the biggest and most challenging emotions humans are capable...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 4 of 7 Sorrow

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 4 of 7 Sorrow

Emotion 4 A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others. Love was meant to be the emotion I dove into after persistence, but this morning I woke to a call from my pre-pandemic employer asking if I could...

Why Nami Seattle

Why Nami Seattle

I had just finished several months of on-line charity auctions for the benefit of multiple endeavors, including NAMI.  I was at a restaurant hanging up some artwork.  The restaurant is called Conscious Eatery and for every meal purchased there, the owners/chefs...

Small Drawings/High Hopes

Small Drawings/High Hopes

April 10th – 16th, 2020, Artist Kyle Krauskopf will share his work and mental health lived experience through an Instagram Live Art Show! Don’t miss the beautiful work and the candid discussions. 30% of proceeds will be donated to NAMI Seattle. You can purchase his...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 3 of 7 Persistence

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 3 of 7 Persistence

Emotion 3 Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. In my previous post, I discussed frustration.  The words for that came pretty easy, likely because most of us are experiencing some form of it at the moment. ...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 2 of 7 Frustration

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 2 of 7 Frustration

Emotion 2 The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of the inability to change or achieve something. Here’s something we can all connect on right now. Of all the emotions capable in human existence I may have experienced this one the most. But I...

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 1 of 7 Wanderlust

Small Drawings / High Hopes – Emotion 1 of 7 Wanderlust

Emotion 1 A strong desire to travel. But a desire to travel where? I suppose the best place to start explaining this project and therefore me is to start in the place I did.  I was born in Peru Indiana, an unassuming midwestern town like many others aside from the...

Artist Kyle Krauskopf Talks Candidly

Artist Kyle Krauskopf Talks Candidly

All my life I have felt out of place. It started with being a chubby little kid with glasses and a bowl-cut who was into superheroes and star wars- consequently being made fun of for all of these.  Saying I sought to “fit in” would be an overstep, I think what I...

2019 Depressed Cake Shop

2019 Depressed Cake Shop

Depressed Cake Shop is a community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty! Why gray? The...

Head & HeART: Creating our Recovery Art Walk Review

Head & HeART: Creating our Recovery Art Walk Review

By Samuel Moradbakhti and Siyi Cao Edited by Ty Chapman, Divij Vispute, and Heather Agun UW Bothell School of Business In the second of a two blogpost series, two UW Bothell students who have friends and relatives living with mental illness (one of whom is candid with...

Gypsy Temple King Youngblood NAMI Benefit Concert Review

Gypsy Temple King Youngblood NAMI Benefit Concert Review

By Tyler Mackie, NAMI Seattle guest writer It’s a beautiful early May evening, the sun is setting, and a rock concert is happening on the Seattle pier. Last week, I had the opportunity of seeing a band perform that believes in bringing awareness to mental illness. The...

2019 Head and Heart Walk

2019 Head and Heart Walk

EXAMPLES OF ARTWORK THAT ADORNED THE WALLS OF COPIOUS FOR THE EVENING. CREATED BY AN ANONYMOUS ARTIST LIVING AN EATING DISORDER. PHOTO CREDIT: LAMAR HENDRIKSE By Tyler Hearing and Lamar Hendrikse Edited by Aaron Carchia, Mariam Said, Aidan Emmons, and Harpreet Singh...

2018 NAMI Seattle’s 40th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration

2018 NAMI Seattle’s 40th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 20186:00 PM to Midnight, SODO Park Join NAMI Seattle for a fun filled night of festive food, cocktails, entertainment, and awards! On Monday, December 31st, NAMI Seattle will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration in honor of our 40th anniversary and all the...

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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...