In observance of Independence Day, we will not be in the office or holding classes and groups. Unfortunately this includes our Creative Writing Group which is usually given on Fridays from 12-1:30 pm.
Thank you and have a great weekend and a safe holiday!more » Read More
- Look for rocks in your own backyard, online, or from a landscaping business or big box home improvement store.
- Wash rocks with soap and water.
- Make sure rocks are completely dry.
- Use acrylic paints, (they don’t have to be expensive or high quality to work). Craft acrylic paints that come in small upright bottles work well,
NAMI Board of Directors Resolution Against Racism
Approved June 2020
WHEREAS NAMI represents the interests of all people with mental health
conditions, regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity, national origin, religion,
disability, language, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or gender identity;
WHEREAS people with mental health conditions frequently encounter
attitudinal and policy barriers resulting from negative stereotypes, prejudice and
WHEREAS NAMI condemns all acts of prejudice and discrimination whether
Si necesita recursos de salud mental y grupos de apoyo, visite a NAMI Clackamas en Español.
Nosotros esperamos que pueda encontrar lo que necesita.
Tenga un buen día!more » Read More
NAMI SW WA serves individuals with mental health challenges and those who love them.
How to Paint Rocks for Your Community:
Before we get into the COVID data, I want to share part of a message Nancy sent our CCs (Crisis Counselors) Monday night:
America is hurting. Grappling with centuries of racial injustice. Black Americans are feeling tired, angry, full of grief, and at risk. This week we’ve seen that pain reach a tipping point in our communities and in our texter conversations. Mentions of “Black”,more » Read More
Resolution in Response to the Shooting Death of William Abbe at the Hands of the Vancouver Police Department
WHEREAS, NAMI SWWA is extremely concerned about the shooting death of William Abbe at the hands of Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office;
WHEREAS, William Abbe’s death is one of several shooting deaths in the past year that appear to involve individuals with mental illness, minorities, and those struggling with homelessness;
WHEREAS, it appears that none of the officer’s involved in the shooting were wearing body cameras;more » Read More
May 8, 2020
By Keith Eldridge
Mental health experts are predicting more unrest and depression as people try to cope with COVID-19 and the fallout from the global pandemic.
The predictions are troubling as the state’s mental health experts say we have passed the honeymoon stage of positive feelings and are heading into several months of disillusionment.
The unrest in Washington state could mount as people become less and less patient with the pace of the reopening of the economy.more » Read More
June 2, 2020
By Emily McCarty
Playing outside with her seven kids on her 5-acre property outside of Moses Lake, Richelle Madigan has her hands full. But she and her husband wish they had just one more reason to be busy.
Christian, their 12-year-old adopted son, is currently in inpatient treatment for children with behavioral issues at a facility in Spokane. One year ago, the facility issued him a 30-day notice,more » Read More
Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to NAMI’s resources.
Anxiety disorders can present in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms.more » Read More
Jun 1, 2020
By Jessica Walthall
As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively impact their careers, relationships and lives.
In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, NAMI advocates had little to work with when it came to spreading awareness.more » Read More