NAMI Seattle is hosting a free, public event called Stigma Free Seattle to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness month this May!

Join us in community for a vibrant event featuring a variety of fun and uplifting experiences, including the work of talented local artists, presentations and mental health panels, community connections, and a local film screening. Through education, art, and inspiring stories, Stigma-free Seattle provides a place where it is ok to express oneself, connect with others, and talk about mental health. More event details.

Teal square with a white paint splattered boarder. Text on the square in bold white reads "Open Submission" with smaller black text "Showcase your art at Stigma Free Seattle. May 20th" and bullet points "photography, painting, and other forms of visual art, poetry and prose under 1,000 words, original music, short videos of under 5 minutes". A green rectangle centered at the bottom reads "Submit your art: *submissions from all ages 13+ accepted". NAMI Seattle logo in top left corner. Stigma Free Seattle event logo centered at the top.

Calling all Artists!

Showcase your creative work at Stigma Free Seattle! We’re celebrating the importance of creativity and self-expression for mental health. Send us your artwork and short pieces of writing for a chance to be featured during the event.

*Submissions from all ages 13+ accepted.

Sign up today!

Want to get involved and have other creative ideas? Reach out to Katie Knoll, Development Coordinator, at

White background with a green banner across the top "Stigma Free Seattle". Photo of teenagers holding books on the right and black text on teal rectangles on the right that reads, "Calling Youth Poets!". Smaller black text reads, "open submission,13-21 years old." Green rectangle across the bottom with black text "Perform at Stigma Free Seattle May 20th!" and "Email Katie Knoll, Development Coordinator, at"

Calling all Youth Poets!

We are accepting submissions for our Youth Poetry Reading session at Stigma Free Seattle. Submit your poetry to perform your original work at Stigma Free Seattle as we celebrate the power of creative expression for mental health. Submissions accepted from youth 13-21 years old. Email Katie Knoll, Development Coordinator, at


Join our event team and help make Stigma Free Seattle a success! We’re looking for 20-30 volunteers for the following activities:

Pre-event support, now through May 19 (various locations or from home)

  • Distributing flyers
  • In-office prep such as putting together decorations and organizing supplies
  • Writing and sending invitations
  • And more!

Event-day support, Saturday May 20 at the Vera Project

Sign up here to get involved


Photo at the top of the image of five people wearing bright blue shirts that say volunteer. Teal background. Right side of the image has a white circle event logo that has a blue and teal illustration of the Space Needle with flowers and a green banner that reads "Stigma Free Seattle". Text on the left in bold white, green, and black reads, "Volunteers Needed Now through May 20th". A green and white banner across the bottom of the image has black text "Sign up to volunteer:". NAMI Seattle logo in top left corner.