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...

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...