NAMI Seattle provides educational courses and support to all individuals impacted by mental illness: Those living with a mental illness, family members & friends, the community and professionals. All of our programs are offered at no cost to participants. However, we gladly accept donations to help cover the cost of materials. Call our office for support with resources, or to receive more information on upcoming course dates!

Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-5pm, and Wednesday: 9am-7pm. NAMI Seattle operates a mental health referral and information Helpline to connect callers to the support and resources that they need. Call (206) 783-9264 or (800) 782-9264.

If you need assistance for a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

If you are experiencing a crisis need that is not life-threatening or are seeking help outside of our office hours, you may contact one of the crisis hotlines listed at the bottom of the page.

crisis hotlines

We host family and social support groups at the NAMI Seattle office and other locations in the greater Seattle area. All groups hosted by NAMI Seattle are free, open to drop-ins, and operate on a peer-support model. Click here for more information and to view the current support group schedule.

Not in greater Seattle? Find your local affiliate through NAMI National's website, including information on your closest affiliate's support groups and classes.

NAMI National

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.

Save the date! NAMI Seattle is hosting a training for anyone interested in becoming an Ending the Silence presenter on December 2-3 in Beacon Hill! Click here to download an application.

Helping middle and high schoolers understand mental illness makes a big difference. We can teach them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends. NAMI Ending the Silence helps raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults working to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

12-week course taught by two trained volunteer teachers who themselves have a family member or loved one with a mental illness. In 2013, Family-to-Family was added to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

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

We provide a free, wallet-sized Resource Cardas a public service to our community. This guide lists contact information for critical services for people impacted by mental illness in the greater Seattle area, and are updated annually. We distribute these guides at speaking engagements, classes, and other NAMI Seattle events. They are also available for mental health providers and agencies upon request.

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Roadmap to Mental Health is a resource guide for anyone navigating the mental health system in the greater Seattle area. Fully updated for 2017, Roadmap is available now, in print and as an eBook on Lulu!

NAMI Seattle administers the King County Consumer Training Fund scholarship program, which offers scholarships of up to $500 to eligible King County residents who wish to attend a mental health conference or training.

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FAQ

What does NAMI Seattle stand for and what is its vision and mission?

NAMI Seattle, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Seattle affiliate, is one of the founding affiliates of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans impacted by mental illness NAMI. NAMI Seattle provides support, education and advocacy and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.

Mission: To address the unmet mental health needs within our community through support, referral, education, and outreach.

Vision: A world where all those impacted by mental illness know they are not alone, and are empowered to live a fulfilling life.

How can I become a NAMI member? What are the benefits of membership?

We would be pleased to welcome you to the family of NAMI Seattle members!

Click here to learn more about NAMI Seattle membership. The annual dues are $35/year (or a reduced rate of $3/year for those with financial need).

The benefits of a membership include continued support of NAMI Seattle's free programs to all those in need, a copy of our quarterly newsletter, first invitations to our new speaker series, the NAMI Advocate magazine, discounts on resources in the NAMI store, discounts at NAMI’s Annual Convention, and full access to all the information and features at nami.org.

I am part of a community agency, how do I obtain NAMI Seattle materials to share?>

A part of NAMI's is mission to educate the public about mental illnesses. NAMI Seattleoffers our brochure and fact sheets on a variety of topics, including particular mental disorders, crisis worksheets and resources.

NAMI Seattle's Helpline provides a limited number of paper resources at no charge. To keep costs down and to provide materials to the greatest number of people, it is necessary to limit the number of publications we provide.

Contact the Helpline for more information.

Do you offer programs and literature in other languages?

NAMI Seattle's Resource Card is currently available in Spanish as well as English. Some NAMI programs (including Family-to-Family) are periodically available in Spanish; please contact us to learn more. 

If you would be interested in volunteering to translate any of our resources into a non-English language, we would love your help!

I recently moved. How do I update or remove my contact info from NAMI's mailing list?

If you are a member and you know your username and password, you can log in to www.nami.org and make the changes easily on your own.

You may also email us or call 206-783-9264.

Where can I find statistics about mental health conditions?

You can see some statistics and other information about mental health conditions here.