NAMI Spokane Starts New Men’s Support Group

by Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. NAMI Spokane’s new support group for men met for the first time on the third Thursday in January. The next meeting is scheduled for the third Thursday in February, February 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the NAMI office in downtown...

Recovery is Possible: Scott Bowmer

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Ten years ago, Scott Bowmer, currently from Spokane, faced a key moment in his journey with a mental health condition. He was on a merchant ship that was sailing near Korea. His job was to help drive the ship. He wasn’t...

Recovery is Possible: Shamra Andrews

By Emalee Gillis, NAMI Spokane Blog Editor. Shamra Andrews of Spokane, now 47, has faced mental health challenges since she was a teenager.  As a teenager, she stated that she wanted to die in the form of letters. Into her early twenties, she had constant thoughts of...