Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

This article is excerpted from the publication Navigating a Mental Health Crisis | A NAMI resource guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency. To obtain a free copy of the full guide, click here. Understanding a Mental Health Crisis A mental health crisis...

The Case for Expanding Peer Support

By Micah Pearson. At the beginning of every NAMI support group, the facilitators ask attendees to agree on guidelines for how those in the group will treat each other, using the 12 Principles of Support as guidance. After nearly a decade as a facilitator of NAMI...

The Benefits of Peer Support in Spokane

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Peer support is at the heart of NAMI Spokane, but why?  Shamra Andrews and Scott Bowmer, both co-facilitators of Spokane Connection support groups, offered their insights. The Connection support groups they lead are for...

A Mother’s Recovery Process: Jennifer Morgan

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Ten years ago or sixteen years into parenting two children with mental health conditions, Jennifer Morgan of Spokane realized that all the stress had taken a toll. She had developed chronic anxiety in addition to chronic...