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Teri’s Thoughts

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

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

 

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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December Appreciation

Thank you to all who participated in the holiday gift guide! A very special thank you to Providence Community Benefits Foundation for awarding NAMI Spokane a grant to continue to grow locally!! Kudos to Sara Clement Sampson for working with NAMI Spokane to obtain the...

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October Appreciation!

A big kudos goes out to the “Dream Team” that assisted with our Open Your Mind event, which was a great success! The reports show that our Fall Fundraiser netted over $7000 in donations! Amazing show of compassion and generosity! Thank you to all who donated!! Thanks...

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NAMI at Suicide Prevention Walk

By Vicki Dahlgren NAMI Spokane has been an active part of community outreach events throughout the Spokane area. We were happy to be a part of The Out of the Darkness, Suicide Prevention Walk at  Riverfront Park on September 16, 2017. We are working together to end...

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