NAMI Spokane is dedicated to empowering all who have been affected by mental illness through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Support.
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Seeking to Improve the Lives of People with Mental Illness
April is a super exciting month for us as we have hired our new Executive Director!! This is our first paid full-time Executive Director in our forty-year history and to say we are excited is an understatement!
We are welcoming on Laree Shanda, who comes to us from her position at Eastern State Hospital and has a passion for mental health advocacy. Her past experience includes direct work with people affected by mental illness, management, budgets, contracts, mental health advocacy, growth and expansion of organizations, and more! She has worked with NAMI Spokane prior to her receiving this position, and she is thrilled to start working with us in this leadership role. She will be starting with us in April, so stay tuned to hear more from her in our next newsletter!
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
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!!!
We love our volunteers! Please save the date for our Volunteer Dinner and Annual Meeting on May 3rd, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Formal invitations will be sent out soon. See you there!read more
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
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Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Sept 22nd. The INBH hospital, which opens to patients in October, will serve up to 100 patients when completed, and rely on upward of 200 employees. The facility at 5th Ave and Brown, will be split into...read more
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