NAMI Spokane is dedicated to empowering all who have been affected by mental illness through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Support.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We have much to be thankful for this year at NAMI Spokane! We completed our five-year re-affiliation project, we’ve welcomed on new Board members, we’re up-styling our office, we’ve completed our 2018 Strategic Plan, purchased a new data management system, hired a bookkeeper, and submitted our 2019 Grant request. Whew! I get tired just listing all that we have done this year.
Next year will bring us more great adventures, I am quite sure. We have submitted a grant request to assist us in hiring an Executive Director. We will find out by the end of December if we have received that grant. If we have, we will move forward in the hiring process, which will be VERY exciting and a huge change for NAMI Spokane! If not, that’s ok too because we know the next steps we need to take in order to bring that positive change to our agency.
Stay tuned for January’s newsletter that will bring more news to you about the potential changes. Until then, Happy Holidays and a Great New Year!
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
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.
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:
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 to Spokane County Behavioral Health Organization for the sizeable donation! This donation will be used for NAMI Spokane programming!!!
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