Greetings, everyone! Here at NAMI Spokane we’re getting geared up for our Fall classes. We have our Family to Family and Peer to Peer classes starting in September, so go to our website or call our office and sign up today!
All NAMI classes are best practices courses that are Signature to NAMI. Our classes are taught by facilitators that were once attendees of the classes because they were in the exact same situation that you might be right now. They were looking for support, education, and ways to help themselves and/or their loved one with the journey of having a mental illness. Numerous people have told us over and over again that the classes and support groups we offer gave them hope in a very dark time, and some have even credited our classes with
saving their lives.
Please go to our website at www.namispokane.org and learn more today about how NAMI courses and support groups can help you!
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
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:
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