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Photos from the NAMI Washington walk

NAMI Washington Walk 2011 on Saturday, May 14, at Marina Park in Kirkland, Wash.

Photos from the NAMI Washington Walk 2011 on Saturday, May 14, at Marina Park in Kirkland, Wash.

Joining the world: Revelations of the Family-to-Family program

When I first heard about a 12-week course called Family-to-Family for relatives of people with serious mental illness, I wasn't sure I wanted to take it.

NAMI Washington releases public service announcement for walk

Marina Park in Kirkland, WA.

NAMI Washington will hold its seventh annual awareness and fund-raising walk in Kirkland’s Marina Park May 14.

The state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its 22 affiliates provide education, support and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness and their families. NAMI is a chief advocate for mental health services and treatment programs.<--break->

Team captains, sponsors get jazzed at Walk kickoff rallies

The NAMI Washington Walk rally in Kent.
The NAMI Washington Walk rally in Everett.
The NAMI Washington Walk rally in Seattle.
The NAMI Washington Walk rally in Redmond.

Nearly 150 NAMI Walk supporters, many of whom were interested in being team captains, attended kickoff rallies last month, looking forward to the 7th annual NAMI Washington awareness and fund-raising walk May 14 at Kirkland’s Marina Park.

The dedicated efforts of well over 100 captains asked to build teams and urge attendance at the Walk is key to a successful event, they were told.

Mental Health First Aid training May 5-6

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a new concept to help non-clinical staff, family members, consumers and the public better understand and assess people they come in contact with who may benefit from some type of mental health intervention.

The Voice is our quarterly print newsletter, available here for download as a PDF file.

Newsletters for Washington state NAMI affiliates can be found here.

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