Why Support NAMIWalks Spokane?

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

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?

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...

From Gang Member to Mental Health Advocate

From Gang Member to Mental Health Advocate

I grew up in an inner-city community in San Diego, California, called “Southeast.” This area has always been known for crime, drugs and — most notably — gangs. Despite my family’s well-intentioned efforts to keep me away from gangs, the gang culture still pulled me...

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