NAMI Spokane is dedicated to empowering all who have been affected by mental illness through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Support.

 

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Seeking to Improve the Lives of People with Mental Illness

Teri’s Thoughts

Happy new year! As we reflect back on 2018, we want to thank you, and thank you, and thank you for your support. The work and progress that we are making would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers, members, and donors.

We had a lot to celebrate in 2018, including new additions to our volunteer team, new board members, grant awards, successful classes and support groups, and — last, but certainly not least — we completed reaffiliation to meet NAMI’s new national Standards of Excellence. 
We are heading into 2019 with a growing supply of resources. We are happy to announce our newest grant award for $70,000 toward the recruitment and hiring of an Executive Director this year. This donation is provided by Providence Health Care, through its Community Benefit program. We play a critical role in creating healthier people and communities, and we could not have the same impact without great community partners like Providence!
Thank you for helping us work each day to empower all who have been affected by mental illness through advocacy, awareness, education, and support. Here’s to a great year!
If You Are in Crisis

For emergencies: Dial ‘911’

Regional Behavior Health Crisis Line (formerly First Call for Help): (877) 266-1818

NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or Text “NAMI” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: – 1-800-273-8255 or Online Chat

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or Text 66008 or Online Chat

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chat

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or Online Chat

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately

Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous and are therefore considered a psychiatric emergency. Someone experiencing these thoughts should seek immediate assistance from a health or mental health care provider.
Having suicidal thoughts does not mean someone is weak or flawed.

Get Involved

NAMI Spokane is a grassroots, nonprofit, all volunteer organization. We advocate for those who live with mental illnesses and their families. We rely on the talents and generosity of our member volunteers to maintain our office headquarters in the Peyton Building and leading our many education and support programs.
We are excited to have new people join our organization, assisting as we continue the advocacy to erase the stigma of living with mental illness. Please join us today! Dues are only $35 per year. If you are considering financial gifting, we would like to remind you that donations to NAMI Spokane are tax deductible.

To pay dues or to donate to NAMI Spokane using a credit card or PayPal:

From NAMI.ORG

NAMI Received Four Stars From Charity Navigator! This rating shows that NAMI adheres to best practices and fulfills our mission in a financially efficient way.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Spokane County Behavioral Health Organization for the sizeable donation! This donation will be used for NAMI Spokane programming!!!

What's New in Spokane

 

NAMI is hiring an executive director

NAMI Spokane envisions a world where all those impacted by mental health conditions know they are not alone and are empowered to live their most fulfilling lives. We are the Spokane affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a small non-profit 501(c)(3)...

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Inland Northwest Behavioral Health Opens

Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Sept 22nd. The INBH hospital, which opens to patients in October, will serve up to 100 patients when completed, and rely on upward of 200 employees. The facility at 5th Ave and Brown, will be split into...

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MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK – OCTOBER 7 – 13

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends, or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH “Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common,...

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August Appreciation

Thank you to the speaker for our August All Volunteer Meeting, Stacey Okihara, from the First Call for Help Department of Frontier Behavioral Health! Thank you to Alina for her hard work on the numerous projects she’s taken lead on lately! Congratulations to our Board...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support...

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April is Spokane Gives Month

The Spokane Gives initiative is a great way for City of Spokane citizens to give back to their community. Over the past three years, more than 34,000 citizens have volunteered their time and talents to Spokane Gives projects. These volunteers are from community...

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NAMI Walk 2018

NAMIWalks 2018 - Every journey begins with that first step. As NAMIWalks celebrates its 16th anniversary, more than 50 thousand people in more than 85 communities across the nation will join NAMI and walk together to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds...

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Frontier Behavioral Health Donates to NAMI Walk

NAMI Spokane would like to thank Frontier Behavioral Health for their significant donation to the NAMI Walk - NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country. You too can donate by going...

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Making Mental Health Essential Health

A Free Community Health Forum Update, February 7, 2018: You can watch the video here. January 31, 2018 Hear from local community experts, as we discuss behavioral health and substance abuse—one of our community’s highest areas of needed solutions and services. 5-6...

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