Past Events

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

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...