NAMI Spokane is dedicated to empowering all who have been affected by mental illness through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Support.
Greetings! We’ve had a lot of good changes this month within NAMI Spokane. First of all, we received a large contracted grant with the Spokane County Behavioral Health Organization to fund our Fall classes and our Connections groups until the year’s end. We thank the BHO for their commitment to our mission. Second of all, we have welcomed on new Officers to our Board, so we are a complete Board once again! Jessica Ochoa, Treasurer, and Miranda Chesterman, Secretary, are in the process of submitting profiles and photos to our website guru so you will be able to view those soon. Third, by the publishing date of this newsletter, we will have submitted ALL requirements for our Re-affiliation to NAMI WA for their review! We will continue to work with NAMI WA to ensure that all of our materials meet National Standards, so that we can be certified by our deadline of 12/31/2018. Our Board has been working very hard on the Re-affiliation process, so a big THANK YOU to our Board members for their dedication and hard work!
If You Are in Crisis
For emergencies: Dial ‘911’
Spokane’s ‘First Call for Help’: 509-838-4428
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
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.
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:
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 to Spokane County Behavioral Health Organization for the sizeable donation! This donation will be used for NAMI Spokane programming!!!
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