Join NAMI Seattle’s video campaign to raise awareness and spread hope for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September. Shame and stigma thrive in silence, but telling our stories shares hope and spreads healing. We invite you to share your story and let others know they are not alone.  


  • In Washington State, 1,229 lives were lost to suicide in 2021. 
  • 20% of Washington State 10th graders considered suicide in 2021. 
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for Washington teens 15-19 years old. 
  • 41% of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. 
  • Suicide rates among Black youth (10 to 24) rose 36.6% from 2018 to 2021, the largest percentage jump among any demographic. 

How it works 

Throughout September NAMI Seattle will be sharing video stories on our social media platforms as well as resources for folks to get help and find hope. You can participate by recording your story answering these prompts in a couple sentences: 

  • What is the most challenging thing about living with a mental health condition, or struggling with your mental well-being?  
  • Where do you find hope during dark times? 

Video Guidelines 

  • ~30 seconds 
  • Video of yourself waist up 
  • Vertical orientation 
  • Record video in a well-lit space — don’t be in direct sunlight or in a dark room 
  • Record video in a quiet area so we can hear you 

We are accepting videos now through September 15th.

Please send videos, questions, or requests for support to Kayla Harris, Communications Specialist, kayla@namiseattle.org