About Us!

Who We Are

NAMI Washington, is the State office of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. We work with local affiliates in communities around the state to improve the quality of life for all those affected by mental health conditions. 

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. 

We Educate. NAMI Washington Currently Has 19 affiliates Throughout The State Of Washington. Our Education Programs Ensure Hundreds Of Thousands Of Families, Individuals And Educators Get The Support And Information They Need. 

We Advocate. NAMI Washington Helps Shape Public Policy For People With Mental Illness And Their Families And Provides Volunteer Leaders With The Tools, Resources And Skills To Protect Those Affected By Mental Health Conditions.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including the inspiring Brainpower Chronicles series and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding.

Our Mission

NAMI Washington’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by any kind of mental health condition. 

Our Vision

NAMI Washington envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.

Where to Find us

NAMI Washington

1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 330

Seattle, WA 98105

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Our Values

  • Hope: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness and the potential in all of us.
  • Inclusion: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.
  • Empowerment: We promote confidence, self-efficacy and service to our mission.
  • Compassion: We practice respect, kindness and empathy.
  • Fairness: We fight for equity and justice.