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Mission and Services Overview


Mission: NAMI SW WA is dedicated to helping all people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy. Our service area is Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties in Washington State with offices in Vancouver and Longview.

Through our Mission, we provide niche mental health services that are unavailable or inaccessible elsewhere for individuals and families affected by mental health issues through education, support, and advocacy. Learn more.


Overview of Our Services

NAMI Education services:

  • Peer-led Family to Family
  • Basics, Homefront
  • Peer to Peer
  • Parent and Teachers as Allies and Ending the Silence

NAMI Support services:

  • Peer-led Family Support Group
  • Individual Support Group
  • Connection Recovery Support Group

NAMI SW WA Individual Advocacy services:

  • with the legal and justice system
  • with providers and services
  • with agencies and institutions
  • with families and friends

NAMI SW WA Anti-Stigma Education and other services:

  • SEE ME (Sharing Experiences and Empathy with Mental Illness Education): presented to over 2,300 residents since the program began in 2014 and as of May 2017. We welcome donations to cover our training fees
  • STRivE, First Steps, a weekly psycho-educational program for individuals with diagnoses

NAMI SW WA Specialized Services:

  • Behavioral Health Counseling and Certified Peer Services for individuals insured by Medicaid
  • Consultation with a pharmacist specializing in mental health medications
  • Genetic testing to learn how psychotropic medications are metabolized by your body
  • Benefits counseling by appointment

All our services are offered at no cost to those accessing them.

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