Eleanor Owen is 100!!! Image created by Artist, Kyle Krauskopf On January 22, Eleanor Owen will celebrate her 100th birthday. If you’ve been around NAMI for a while, you likely know the name. You might know of her role in starting—and then leading for more than twenty...

Laura Umetsu, NAMI Seattle treasurer Dear NAMI Seattle community, After 6 years of being on NAMI Seattle's board of directors (and 4 of them as treasurer), it is with bittersweet sentiment that I announce by the end of 2020, I will reach the end of my...

By Reagan Kim, Kyra Pennington, Matthew Kolden, Natalia Andrzejowiec, and Arundet Mee, UW Bothell School of Business Sophie Taylor (Photo credit: Sophie Taylor) “Be nice to yourself, if all you can manage to do is take a shower, take a shower, and be proud of yourself.” When...

Meet Penny Carothers, NAMI Seattle board member By Samuel Burley, Yeraldin Enriquez, Nathan Markley, Roewyn Umayam, and Boyue Xi, UW Bothell School of Business Penny with her husband and children. Photo credit: Lisa Page “Anyone can be struck by mental health challenges at any time and they deserve...

A Better September: Focusing on doing good Written By Kim Salada, NAMI Seattle volunteer and trained facilitator. Let's face it. We are not being inundated with good news these days. Quite the opposite, in fact. Pandemic, injustice, unrest, now fires. The heaviness can be hard to avoid...

Words matter. So do actions. We need you for both. NAMI Seattle stands in support of Black Lives Matter Seattle/King County and Black organizers across Seattle and the U.S. who are leading a movement to dismantle anti-Black systems and policies. Too often we talk about racial...