515 W Harrison St, Ste 215 Kent, WA 98032-4403 • (253) 854-6264 • NAMIskc@qwestoffice.net

Upcoming Programs

No classes or programs are currently scheduled for NAMI South King County.


Join NAMI South King County Today

Membership with NAMI South King County includes national and state membership, subscription to the NAMI Advocate magazine, discounted National Convention registration and more!

Mission

The mission of NAMI South King County, as a nonprofit organization, is to improve the quality of life of those persons affected by acute and chronic mental illness through support, education and advocacy. Our mission includes serving the South King County geographic area, which are the cities of Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila on behalf of individuals, families and our community affected by mental illness.



Class/Programs Dates Location Details & Registration
NAMI Family-to-Family 10/01/2018
Now taking applications for upcoming class(es). Call for more information.
Kent 98032 Details & Registration
NAMI Connection 10/01/2018
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Kent 98032 Details & Registration
NAMI In Our Own Voice 10/01/2018
Call for our scheduling information.
Kent 98032 Details & Registration
NAMI Family Support Group 10/01/2018
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Kent 98032 Details & Registration

NAMI South King County

Address: NAMI South King County
515 W Harrison St, Ste 215
Kent, WA 98032-4403
Phone: (253) 854-6264
Email Address: NAMIskc@qwestoffice.net
Website: http://www.namiskc.org
Serving: South King County, Washington

Events, Groups, Forum, Newsletters

Events

We WELCOME our 2019 Board of Directors

Marsha Williams, President
Janet Sjoholm, Vice President and Family Representative
Lisa Moore, Secretary and Peer Representative
Dee Anna Escobedo, Treasurer
John Corr, Member-at-Large

Aileen Fink-Ambrose, Member-at-Large
Dan Hamilton, Member-at-Large
Alysa Ruddell, Member-at-Large
Steven Saylor, Member-at-Large
Ted Schwarz, Member-at-Large

AND We THANK our 2018 Board of Directors

Marsha Williams, President
Kathleen Brown, Vice President
Lisa Moore, Secretary and Peer Representative
Dee Anna Escobedo, Treasurer
John Corr, Member-at-Large

Aileen Fink-Ambrose, Member-at-Large
Ted Schwarz, Member-at-Large
Janet Sjoholm, Member-at-Large and Family Representative

Groups

NAMI Family-to-Family

We are pleased to announce that our next Family-to-Family Class is accepting applications. 

NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Meetings are held every Thursday at 6:30 pm in Kent.

NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned group wisdom. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6:30 pm in Kent.

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to live with a mental health condition.

Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it's possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition. This presentation also provides:

  • A chance to ask presenters questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • The understanding that every person with a mental health condition can hope for a brighter future.
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

What People Are Saying

  • Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.”
  • Several of the mental health staff stated that they saw recovery as a real option—for the first time ever.”
  • “Presenting this program is the single most effective thing I am doing to maintain my mental health. Time after time, I see the audience respond with curiosity and interest. I know I am changing the face of mental illness and that I have transformed my pain into the power to make a difference.”

Schedule Or Attend A Presentation

If you would like to host or attend a NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation contact our office at (253) 854-6264 or namiskc@qwestoffice.com

Forum

NAMI South King County Community Forum is a free, educational, public community group where topics of interest are introduced and discussed among local residents in attendance. Forums are held the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm in South King County. Please see the current newsletter for more detailed information about the forum for the month.

Newsletters

Please click the following link to see our 2019 newsletters.

Please contact l our office at namiskc@qwestoffice.net to ask to receive our newsletter each month by email.

Archived Newsletter Copies

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