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Mission and Services Overview


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, of Southwest Washington (NAMI SW WA) is dedicated to helping all people affected by mental illness through education, support, awareness, and advocacy.

Our service area is Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in Washington State with an office in Vancouver. 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:

NAMI Support services:

NAMI Socialization services:

NAMI SW WA Anti-Stigma Education and other services:

  • SEE ME (Sharing Experiences and Empathy with Mental Illness Education) has been presented to over 500 Clark County 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
  • StigmaFree is a class for employees to take the pledge to be stigma free in their company while interacting with other employees, customers, etc.

NAMI SW WA Specialized Services:

  • Disability and work incentives counseling (by appointment only)

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

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