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Statement on Police Shooting ...

June 21, 2017
From the Executive Director’s Desk I have a lot of thoughts swirling around about Charleena Lyles. Whenever the [ ... ]

Depression Doesn't Define Me
Depression Doesn't Define Me

In high school, you would not think anything was going on with me emotionally because on the surface, I kept everything sunny an [ ... ]

There Will Be Brighter Days
There Will Be Brighter Days

Ethan and Mike, lead musicians in the band Manifide recently sat down with NAMI to talk about their upcoming concert celebrating [ ... ]

The 2014 NAMI National Convention was an amazing, surreal experience. For four days, people from all over the country came together to educate and learn about mental illness.

Psychiatric and mental health in America has not succeeded at engaging people diagnosed with mental illness in their own care and empowering them and their families to become true partners with their providers.

Today, 1 in 5 people in jails and prisons in this country live with a mental illness. About 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have a mental health condition. This criminalization of mental illness is tragic and it's wrong.

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NAMI Greater Seattle's bi-monthly newsletter for members, covering issues of interest to those living with mental illness, their families and friends.

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NAMI Greater Seattle will provide a brief, 20-30 minute "NAMI Overview" presentation upon request. If you are interested in a NAMI Greater Seattle general presentation, or have a specific topic in mind, please contact our office at (206) 783-9264.

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A 60-90 minute presentation which unmasks mental illness, using personal stories to illuminate what it is like to live with a mental illness and maintain recovery. In Our Own Voice presenters change attitudes, misconceptions, and stereotypes regarding mental illness by sharing their experience and participating in an open Q&A at the end of the session.

Educating the Next Generation

Brings the truth about mental health, mental illness, and local resources to middle and high school students using trained interns to teach a 45 minute, interactive class. Students complete pre and post tests to measure change in their understanding of stigma, bias, and stereotypes associated with mental illness.

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