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Helpline

Available Monday through Thursday, 9am-5pm. Please note: During the COVID crisis, response times may take slightly longer than usual. However, we respond to ALL messages we receive! Email and text are currently the best ways to reach us.

NAMI Seattle operates a mental health referral and information Helpline to connect callers to the support and resources that they need.
Call (206) 783-9264 or text (206) 207-7765. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. You can also reach us by email at helpline@namiseattle.org.

For more details about our Helpline and to submit a Helpline contact form, please click here.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Helpline is not a crisis line and we are unable to assist with crisis intervention, although we are happy to refer you to a crisis hotline.*

Support Groups

Please note: Due to the COVID crisis, all of our groups are meeting online only until further notice. All support groups hosted by NAMI Seattle are free, drop-in, and peer-led. Please note that observers are not permitted to attend NAMI support groups.

Never been to a NAMI support group? No problem!  Our What To Expect guide walks you through some common questions and answers about attending your first support group.

Download a PDF of our current support group schedule (updated August 2020).

NAMI Support Groups

Black, Indigenous and People of Color Support Group

Open to all BIPOC individuals looking for mental health support and connection.

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Click here for details and how to register for this support group.

Connections Support Group

Open to anyone living with a mental health condition (no formal diagnosis required).

Day: Every Tuesday

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Click here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.

Family Support Group

(This group has temporarily moved from meeting at Harborview Medical Center to a virtual meeting.)

Open to anyone with a family member/ loved one living with a mental health condition.

Day: Every Saturday

Time: 1:30-3:00pm.

Click here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.

Family Support Group

(This group has temporarily moved from meeting at the NAMI Seattle office to a virtual meeting.) 

Open to anyone with a family member/loved one living with a mental health condition.

Day: Every 3rd Sunday of the month

Time: 7:00-8:30pm.

Click here to register for this support group and details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.

Partners, Siblings & Friends Support Group

This support group is open to partners, siblings, and close friends of anyone living with a mental illness. We recognize that supporting and caring for people with mental illness who are of our same generation or peer group brings a different set of experiences than in a parent/child relationship, and this group is designed to allow participants to connect with others who share those experiences.

Day: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Click here to register for a 2nd Wednesday meeting OR click here to register for a 4th Wednesday meeting.

Email info@namiseattle.org Text 206.207.7765 Voicemail 206.783.9264

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Other Virtual Support Groups:

These groups are not led by NAMI-trained facilitators. 

Bipolar Support Group

(This group has temporarily moved from meeting at Virginia Mason to a virtual meeting via Skype.)

Day: Every Monday

Time: 6:00-8:00pm 

To attend via Skype:

  1. Join the Meetup group at https://www.meetup.com/namiseattlebp/
  2. And Send a message to the group’s facilitator, Mark.
  3. Mark will supply the call-in details.
  4. Join your group at the appointed time!

Family & Friends Support Group

(This group has temporarily moved from meeting at Vashon Presbyterian to a virtual meeting.)

Day: 1st Thursdays + additional Thursdays as determined by group

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

How to Join:

Contact Beverly at 206.354.8921.

Mindful Alternative Support Group

For parents of adult children with profound mental illness

Day: Last Saturday of each month

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

How to Join:

Visit mindfulalternative.org