Support NAMI Spokane

Our Area’s Voice on Mental Illness

Join Us in the Mission

Seeking to Improve the Lives of People with Mental Illness

Laree’s Thoughts

We’ve been busier than ever here at NAMI Spokane.

The Board of Directors – the people you’ve chosen to represent you – is growing and becoming more diverse. We have many top-notch individuals who know multiple aspects of the organization’s needs, your needs (family and peers), and many of the needs of the community. It’s pretty exciting. To get an idea of who’s joined the group, check out our board here.

We are trying to focus on the greatest areas of need. NAMI Spokane is committed to paving the way for people experiencing mental health concerns to –
1) get the right treatment,
2) get the right treatment at the right time, and
3) diverting individuals from the legal/justice system to interventions that help rather
than punish.

We’ve developed relationships with key partners in the community to facilitate collaboration, including law enforcement, mental health court, Providence, Spokane Public Schools – specifically West Valley School District, the Public Health Department, Transitions/Women’s Hearth, Disability Rights Washington, and so many more. If you interested in helping us connect with community groups or representing NAMI Spokane with special interest groups like the Suicide Prevention Coalition, for example, call us at 509-838-5515 to volunteer.

The transition from Eastern State Hospital (ESH) to being the first full-time, paid Executive Director for NAMI Spokane has been a good change for me. I still miss working with the folks confined to ESH’s Forensic Services program and I’ve stayed in touch with many. I’ve met some really great, dedicated people here at NAMI Spokane and I’m happy to be here doing the best I can to make a difference.

If there’s anything we can do to assist you on your mental health journey, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Take gentle care,

Laree

If You Are in Crisis

For emergencies: Dial ‘911’

Regional Behavior Health Crisis Line (formerly First Call for Help): (877) 266-1818

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

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

NAMI Newsletter – March

NAMI News and Notes for March Read more in our March Newsletter. ANNOUNCEMENTS PROVIDENCE SUPPORT - NAMI Spokane is pleased to announce that, for a second year, we were selected to receive continued funding from Providence to support what we do in the Inland...

read more

Gift Sponsorships at Eastern State Hospital

In the next couple weeks, Eastern State Hospital will be asking us at NAMI Spokane to sponsor Individuals admitted out there for holiday gifts. If you are able, consider being a holiday sponsor. You will feel better for it, guaranteed. The max amount for sponsorship...

read more

Reach Out…

Do you have a hard time through the holidays? Many people do. One of the best things you can do is to reach out. If you’re interested, NAMI Spokane can arrange some social gatherings so that we all don’t feel so alone. If you’re interested call the office or email me...

read more

Research Opportunity (and get paid!)

Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD, CHES is conducting a nationwide survey that aims to collect 200+ surveys from family members of those who have a loved one who has experienced or is currently experiencing early psychosis. This survey is part of a larger study funded by the...

read more

We Need You!

In 2020, for the first time, training for NAMI Spokane signature programs will be held in Spokane. If you’ve been thinking about taking on a role with our programming, let’s meet and figure out the right program for you. Call 509-838-5515 and let us know you’re...

read more

Kudos!

I want to give a big shout-out to the office volunteers that help out every week, particularly with the phone calls. People call in looking for resources, or asking how to find a community provider, or parents looking for a runaway family member…We’ve had a call from...

read more

Give back this holiday season with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon during the holidays? If so, check out AmazonSmile! It’s the same Amazon you know — the same products, prices, and service — but this special feature has an added bonus: AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of what you spend to NAMI Spokane. To...

read more

March Appreciation

From Teri - Special thanks to Rich Wallis, who has acted as my mentor during my time as President. His support has been beyond compare. From Teri - Thanks to the past Board members and volunteers that are no longer actively volunteering; you have enriched my life more...

read more