Hello! September is a great month for NAMI Spokane, as that’s the month we get our Fall classes up and going. This month I’d like to highlight our Peer to Peer class. Peer to Peer is taught once a week for ten weeks and is FREE, just like all our other courses. This course provides information and skills on how to deal with symptoms of mental illness, and participants leave the class with a personalized relapse prevention plan. This course is open to any adult with a mental illness that is willing and able to participate. The great thing about Peer to Peer is that the facilitators are all people who once attended the class, and then decided they’d like to continue with NAMI Spokane in the role of volunteer and facilitator. Rosemary Stewart has been our Lead for Peer to Peer classes for many, many years and she is the person we have to thank for getting Peer to Peer going here in Spokane. After this long history of helping hundreds of people in the kind and welcoming way only she can, she is stepping down from this Lead role, but continuing to volunteer with NAMI Spokane in other capacities. Rosemary is handing off the Lead role duties to Shamra, and the other members of the Peer to Peer team: Beth, Chauna, Jennifer, Marieka, Sasha and Sterling. They are a knowledgeable, kind, and overall wonderful team, and that team spirit is what makes NAMI Spokane great! Call us at (509) 838-5515 to sign up or visit our website at www.namispokane.org to learn more about Peer to Peer today!
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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