Please note: Response times are currently higher than usual. Currently, we are able to respond within 10 days. We are working to find and train volunteers to increase our ability to respond more quickly. 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 email@example.com.
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.*
Please note: Due to the COVID crisis, all of our groups are meeting online only until further notice. To protect the safety and confidentiality of our support groups, you must register separately for each meeting date you wish to attend. We recommend bookmarking the registration page for groups you attend regularly!
All support groups hosted by NAMI Seattle are free, drop-in, and peer-led. Observers (including students) are not permitted to attend NAMI support groups. For a full list of online NAMI support groups across Washington state, visit NAMI Washington’s support group page.
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.
Open to all BIPOC individuals looking for mental health support and connection. Day: Every Tuesday Time: 5:00-6:00pm Click here to register for this support groupand details about how to join the meeting will be emailed to you.
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.
Open to anyone with a mental health condition who has experienced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), as well as those considering ECT for themselves. This support group is offered in partnership with Swedish Medical Center. Day: Every Thursday 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.
(This group previously met at Harborview Medical Center) 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.
(This group previously met at the NAMI Seattle office.) Open to anyone with a family member/loved one living with a mental health condition. Day: Every 3rd Sundayof 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.
These groups are not led by NAMI-trained facilitators.
Bipolar Support Group
(This group previously met at Virginia Mason Medical Center.) Day: Every Wednesday Time: 7:15-8:30pm To attend via Skype: Join the Meetup group at meetup.com/namiseattlebp and send a message to the group’s facilitator. Facilitator will supply the call-in details for the next upcoming meeting.
Family & Friends Support Group
(This group previously met at Vashon Presbyterian Church.) Day: 1st Thursdays + additional Thursdays as determined by group Time: 7:00-8:30pm To join, contact Beverly at 206.354.8921
Family & Friends Support Group
(This group previously met at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church.) Day: 4th Mondays Time: 6:30-8:30pm To join, contact Barbara at 206.367.9485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindful Alternative Support Group
Open to parents of adult children with profound mental illness. Day: Last Saturday of each month Time: 3:00-5:00pm To join, visit mindfulalternative.org