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.


  • Create a virtual fundraiser for NAMI Seattle – and share why mental health matters to you
  • Compete for fundraising prizes
  • Connect with other volunteers at our ice cream social & meet-up

Our Shine 4 Mental Health virtual peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Don’t worry if you’ve never fundraised before – training and materials are provided! Check out our Fundraising Toolkit.

Questions? Contact Katie Knoll, Development Coordinator,

Why We Shine 4 Mental Health

Summer can be a time of fun, friends, and connection. But summer blues are real and changes in weather, schedules, and friendships can impact our mood and result in increased isolation.

  • 1 in 6 US youth experience a mental health condition each year and only half receive treatment.
  • 20% of Washington State 10th graders in 2021 considered suicide and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Washington teens 15-19 years old. 2021 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

When we Shine 4 Mental Health, we create connections, combat isolation, and support mental health all year round. 

Resources for Young Folks:

How to Talk about Suicide with Friends & Peers

NAMI Resources for Youth & Young Adults  

Why do you Shine 4 Mental Health?

Share why you Shine 4 Mental Health. Fill out I Shine 4 Mental Health because… and share a picture on your page, on social media, or with us at Tag @namiseattle on social media and use #Shine4MH.

Colorful rays in yellow, orange, pink, and blue. White rectangle across the rays with bright blue text "You are not alone".