NAMI Spokane is dedicated to empowering all who have been affected by mental illness through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Support.
Greetings! As of this writing, we are freshly returned from visits to NAMI Southwest Washington, based in Vancouver, WA and NAMI Greater Seattle. Vice President Olivette Orme and Board of Director Alina Morrisey, along with myself went to pay a visit to our Flagship Affiliates, and learned a lot!! The purpose of these trips is to learn about how other NAMI Affiliates have grown, expanded services, and how they function on a day to day basis in comparison with our affiliate.
This will help us to create a working model of how we can grow our services here in Spokane. This will be an exciting year for us, and we are so happy to have other affiliates that are so gracious to us! Both affiliates welcomed us with open arms, and were so kind and so accommodating; it was really a wonderful experience. We will have a series of All Volunteer meetings this year to talk about all this
new information with the entire team. It was encouraging to learn that we are on the right track for expansion, and we received valuable advice on how to proceed. Please stay tuned to our newsletters for new information as it arises. come!
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.
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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...read more
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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...read more
Just a few months ago, we helped defeat health reform efforts that would have left millions without insurance and cut insurance protections. But Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) just introduced a new bill that is even more dangerous for people...read more
On October 14, NAMI Spokane will welcome southern Utah’s 3hattrio to the Women’s Club for an evening of American Desert Music. The fresh, original sound of this band will send a shiver down the spine of NAMI lovers and music lovers alike as well as raise funds to...read more
Gov. Jay Inslee has named Cheryl Strange, former VP of the NAMI Washington board of directors, as secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services. Strange has served as chief executive officer of Western State Hospital since April 2016. Strange replaces...read more
The 2017 Spokane Veterans Community Mental Health Summit will be held on September 12, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Washington State University's Riverpoint campus. Registration is free, and the event features: Clinical, Research and Community Tracks Up to 5...read more
Thank you to our amazing donors: Amy Moyer, Glen Littleton, John and Catherine Caskey, Richard Graham, Janet Hathaway, Cheryl Sampson, Breia Herron, Jack McPeck, Itron, Barry Chapman, Cindy Dudley, and Olivette Orme. Congratulations to our new Board Members! ☆ Alina...read more