I had the privilege of being able to attend Lobby Day in Olympia on behalf of NAMI Spokane in February. This is the second year I have attended Lobby Day and it is always such an amazingly inspirational experience. I spoke with representatives regarding the legislative information discussed in February’s newsletter, as well as my own story with mental illness. I was able to share how the laws and policies that they act on or do not act on have touched my life as well as the lives of our volunteers, members, and our community. I felt my voice was being heard, and that I was directly impacting the laws and policies that govern us. I am hopeful that in future years, we will have the capacity to be able to have our volunteers and members attend Lobby Day just as I did this year. Thank you for your support of NAMI Spokane! Without YOU, I could not have attended Lobby Day and advocated for all of YOU!
The Board would like to give a shout-out to NAMI’s amazing “tech guy” John Olp for fixing the office computer after it had been infected with a virus. Large kudos!! Also, to NAMI’s Work Group (Olivette, Karen, Linda, and Alina), thank you for taking the extra time to...read more
Washington is one of the best places to live in the United States. But despite a network of talented individuals dedicated to delivering great care, Washington lags behind the nation in providing timely access to services for behavioral health, which includes mental...read more
NAMI is pleased to introduce our newest board member, Karen Lindholdt! Karen has worked as a public interest lawyer in the community for over 22 years. Much of her work has focused on representing indigent individuals on criminal charges, and thus she frequently works...read more
Make Your Voice Heard NAMI members and supporters are the most effective people to educate legislators about mental illness and the need to change our current "mental illness" system to a "mental health" system. NAMI Washington members and supporters are invited to...read more
NAMI extends a special thank you to Susan Higgins for her generous donation in memory of her late husband. He grew up in Spokane and would have appreciated seeing the donation remain in the Spokane community. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Susan and her family...read more