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Teri’s Thoughts

Happy Spring, everyone! We had a Volunteer meeting this last month that went really well. I want to thank all of you that were able to make it. For those of you that were stuck at home due to the weather, these meetings are going to become more of a regularity for NAMI Spokane, so we’ll hope to see you at the next one. We had great comments and questions that were all constructive, and the main points brought forth will become the priority for our Strategic Plan of 2017. We could not do what we do without our volunteers. They are the very foundation of NAMI Spokane, and we simply would not be who we are without them. The Board thanks every one of our volunteers for what you do, and we hope that this year will be one of learning, positive change, and growth. We could not do what we do without YOU!!

What's New in Spokane


NAMIWalks 2017 - Every journey begins with that first step. This year, more than 50 thousand people in more than 80 communities across the nation will join NAMI and walk together to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for local, regional and state NAMI...

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January Appreciation!

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...

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New Year, New Faces!

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...

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NAMI Lobby Day February 20, 2017

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...

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December Appreciation

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...

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