Core to the mission of NAMI is breaking down stigma and negative stereotypes associated with mental illness. When Chauntelle Lieske, Executive Director of NAMI Spokane, initiated a search for office space that would better serve the individuals and families she supports, she ran headlong into that stigma.
The problem with many of the BPD depictions we see on TV is that they fail to consider the totality of the character’s lived experience. Instead, they offer an incomplete view of the person, usually through the lens of another character’s fear and bewilderment.
Our survey isn’t like most that you may have been asked to take. We ask you questions about difficult topics: trauma, drinking, depression.