Programs At A Glance

Peer-to-peer

Family-to-Family

Community Programs

In our own voice

Ending the Silence (ETS)

Peer-to-peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. Registration is now open for our next class series beginning April 13, 2021.

Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, partners and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family (also available in Spanish as De Familia a Familia) is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Add your name to our early notification list to find out as soon as we schedule upcoming classes, or email familia@namiseattle.org to find out more about our Spanish programs.

In our own voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These 40- 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition.

Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it’s possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition.

Ending the Silence (ETS)

NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students, parents/caregivers, and teachers about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain an understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

Spokane's network of presenters are available

Bringing Mental Health Education to You!

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NAMI Spokane's network of presenters have lived experience as individuals or family members impacted by mental health conditions and are available to speak to your community! Through personal stories, up-to-date information, and evidence-based strategies, these presentations are a great way to educate and engage your community around mental health, as well as build your own skills and knowledge. Click here for complete descriptions of all our programming.

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We greatly appreciate requests submitted at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date(s). While we will make every effort to accommodate requests with a shorter turnaround, we may not be able to fill all requests. Please contact Amanda Kaplan, our Programs & Outreach Coordinator, with any questions.