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