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There are lots of NAMI and mental health related events going on in the state of Washington both in-person and online! Check out what we know of what's coming up below! 

FAST Skills Workshop Series

Nov 28, 2023
May 28, 2024

12:00 - 1:00PM


In Partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Partnership Access Line (PAL), Forefront Suicide Prevention is pleased to present a FAST Skills Workshop Series. The First Approach Skills Training (FAST) programs are designed to provide brief, evidence-based behavioral therapy for youth and families with common mental health concerns. These workshops, intended for parents/caregivers and/or school based mental health providers will give an overview of the FAST approach and accompanying resources.

These trainings are approved for 1 Clock Hour per session for Washington state educators. Sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants who pre-register, whether or not you are able to attend every session.



Scheduled Topics:

October 24 : Overview

November 28 : Challenging Behavior

December 19 : Anxiety

January 23 : Depression

February 27 : Trauma

March 26 : Sleep

April 23 : Tech

May 28: FAST-S



Jennifer Blossom, PhD is a Clinical Child Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maine. Dr. Blossom received her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Clinical Faculty at UMaine, Dr. Blossom maintains an active program of research, mentors doctoral and undergraduate students, and teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Blossom has clinical expertise in youth anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention and maintains an active clinical role through consultation and training of primary care-based clinicians and community providers. Dr. Blossom’s program of research employs an implementation science approach to improve community capacity to identify and intervene for youth with mental health problems. Specifically, Dr. Blossom’s research aims to enhance service delivery, efficiency, access, and engagement, for youth with anxiety, depression, or at risk for suicide, with the ultimate goal of realizing a public health impact.

China Bolden Jarvis, PhD is a Clinical Child Psychologist and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bolden Jarvis received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital. As a postdoc and member of the FAST team, Dr. Bolden Jarvis focuses on research and development as well as training and consultation. Dr. Bolden Jarvis has clinical expertise in youth trauma, depression, and suicidality as well as in supporting youth and families through behavior management training. Dr. Bolden Jarvis is currently starting a program of research with an emphasis on understanding ways in which communities can be supported and bolstered to address mental health concerns from within the community. She also aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of youth suicide with a particular interest in understanding the ongoing significant increases in death by suicide for youth of color.


FAST Skills Workshop Series

STRive (Steps To Recovery) class

Feb 20, 2024
Dec 24, 2024


NAMI Southwest Washington is holding a STRive class this year! More info on their site:


STRive stands for Steps to Recovery. It is a safe, supportive group providing mental wellness education and tools for a successful and sustained recovery from mental health conditions. STRive emphasizes recovery and personal responsibility as keys to a successful life, even when people experience mental health issues or crises. Strengthen your coping skills,  better recognize triggers, improve interpersonal skills, and learn to react in a healthy way to stress. Learn the building blocks to reaching and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Add skills to your mental wellness toolbox and learn from others in a safe environment.


The Steps to Recovery Course Syllabus

  • Lesson 1: Healthy Self Esteem
  • Lesson 2: Managing Impulsive Behavior
  • Lesson 3: Learning Effective Communication
  • Lesson 4: Social Support
  • Lesson 5: Managing Anger
  • Lesson 6: Managing Stress
  • Lesson 7: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
  • Lesson 8: Problem Solving
  • Lesson 9: Sleeping Well
  • Lesson 10: Developing Resilience
  • Lesson 11: Creating, Maintaining, and Ending Relationships
  • Lesson 12: Self-Empowerment
  • Lesson 13: Calming Anxiety
  • Lesson 14: Dealing with Depression
  • Lesson 15: Battling Addiction (Co-occurring Diagnosis)
  • Lesson 16: Taking Responsibility
  • Lesson 17: Breaking Bad Habits
  • Lesson 18: Overcoming Trauma
  • Lesson 19: Balance, Focus, and Living in the Moment
  • Lesson 20: Reaching Fulfilling Recovery
STRive (Steps To Recovery) class

NAMIWalks SW Washington Kickoff Event

Apr 11, 2024
Apr 11, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm

2315 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA

NAMIWalks SW Washington is happening May 18 in Vancouver. This is our Kickoff for this annual event. Come meet fellow supporters, learn more about our mission, register for the walk, and learn how together we can make strides towards a brighter, more inclusive, future for individuals living with a mental health condition and their loved ones. Let's take the first step together at our NAMIWalks Kickoff event - because every step is a step closer to change. Hope to see you there!

NAMIWalks SW Washington Kickoff Event

Chai & Chat

Apr 18, 2024
May 2, 2024

6 - 7:30PM

Empowering South Asians

Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Mental Health


What is it?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and NAMI Washington

are hosting a series of 3 community conversations on mental wellness!

This is a space for, by and about South Asians in Washington to share

what mental wellness means to us and learn about ways we can

support well-being among ourselves and each other.


When is it?

Chai & Chat conversations will be held over Zoom on

April 18, April 25 and May 2 (Thursdays) from 6-7:30 pm PST.


To Participate you must be:

  • Of South Asian descent (including ancestry from India, Pakistan,
  • Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives, and Indo-
  • Caribbean individuals from countries including Guyana, Jamaica,
  • Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Between 18-30 years old
  • A resident of Washington State


If you have any questions, please contact

Charu Aggarwal at


Register by April 15th!

Chai & Chat

NAMI Family & Friends

Apr 21, 2024
Apr 21, 2024

9:00 AM PT

NAMI Family & Friends is a free, four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to support them best. It’s also an opportunity to meet others in similar situations and gain community support.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link.

NAMI Family & Friends

Let's Talk TD: An Overview of Tardive Dyskinesia

May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024

6:00 PM

Join NAMI SW Washington and Neurocrine Biosciences for this FREE online informative presentation on tardive dyskinesia (TD). Information will be shared on symptoms, risk factors and treatment. Approximately 600,000 people in the U.S. are living with TD. These uncontrollable movements of tardive dyskinesia can have negative physical, social and emotional impacts

Let's Talk TD: An Overview of Tardive Dyskinesia

NAMI Family & Friends

May 19, 2024
May 19, 2024

10:30 AM PT

6120 Grove St, Marysville, WA 98270, USA

NAMI Family & Friends is a free, four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to support them best. It’s also an opportunity to meet others in similar situations and gain community support.

NAMI Family & Friends
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