The Biology of Mental Health Conditions

by Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. The biology of the brain can be altered in people with mental health conditions. This information is excerpted from the 8-week Family-to-Family course developed by NAMI National that NAMI Spokane regularly presents. In the...

Why Support NAMIWalks Spokane?

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. As NAMIWalks Spokane fundraising event scheduled for June 1 draws closer, two NAMI Spokane Board members shared why they are participating and why they encourage others to join them. Heidi Curnow is the Vice President of the...

Recovery is Possible: Kristin Bonser

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Kristin Bonser’s journey to live well with bipolar disorder has spanned a decade, but she is now stable enough to relaunch her career as a teacher in Spokane. Kristin can trace the beginnings of her illness to when she was...

Are You Born with a Mental Health Condition?

By Emalee Gruss Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. When participants attend NAMI Spokane’s Family-to-Family eight-week course to gain insight into how to help their loved ones manage a mental health condition, one of the questions covered is “Are you born with a mental...