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Mission and Services Overview


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

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

Overview of Our Services

All peer-led by state-trained facilitators

NAMI Education services:

  • Family to Family
  • Basics
  • Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Support services:

  • Family Support Group
  • Connection Recovery Support Group
  • Women’s Support Group

NAMI Social services:

  • Expressive Arts Group
  • Creative Writing for Wellness
  • Tabletop Game Night

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) is presented to over 500 residents in 2018 alone. We welcome donations to cover our training fees.
  • STRivE, First Steps is 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
  • Genetic testing to learn how psychotropic medications are metabolized by your body
  • Disability and work incentives counseling (by appointment only)

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

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