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Upcoming Events

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! 

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Family Navigator Training New Dates Added!

Oct 2, 2023
Dec 4, 2023

9AM - 1PM

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn up-to-date information about SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD supports and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

Register for October 2-5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. dailyTraining details
The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days of 4-hour modules. Attendance is required for all 4 days.

Register for October 16-19 from 5 to 9 p.m. daily

Register for November 13-16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily

Register for December 4-7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily

For more information, please visit the WSCC website

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Family Navigator Training  New Dates Added!

NAMI Homefront 6 Week Class

Oct 3, 2023
Nov 7, 2023

6pm - 830pm

NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and Veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions.

The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. The trained teachers of this course are also family members who have experience with military culture and know what it’s like to have a loved one living with symptoms of a mental health condition.

NAMI Homefront teaches you how to:

  • Learn to care for yourself, including managing your stress

  • Support your family member with compassion

  • Identify and access federal, state and local services

  • Stay informed on the latest research and information on mental health, including posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression and substance use

  • Understand current treatments and evidence-based therapies

  • Navigate the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

  • Manage a crisis, solve problems and communicate effectively

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s.

Participant Perspectives

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”— Mother of a Veteran after graduating from a NAMI Homefront class held at the VA in NY


  • Location: Zoom

  • Every Tuesday October 3 - November 7th, 2023

  • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NAMI Homefront 6 Week Class

NAMI Eastside Fall Luncheon

Oct 5, 2023
Oct 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Come together to learn and connect at NAMI Eastside's Fall Luncheon featuring mental health experts and advocates October 5th. We will be hearing from speakers including Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, District 8 Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Senator Manka Dhingra, King County Councilmember Sarah Perry, and Regional Crisis Response Agency Executive Director Brook Buettner. Luncheon proceeds will benefit NAMI Eastside programs, advocacy for crisis response, and improving access and resources to underserved communities.


Event details:

When: October 5, 2023

Time: Noon – 1:30pm

Where: Redmond Marriott, 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA

To register:

NAMI Eastside Fall Luncheon

11th Annual Dads Fall Retreat with Dads MOVE

Oct 6, 2023
Oct 8, 2023


Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center 16170 Manastash Road Ellensburg, WA 98926

Are you the Dad of a child with behavioral health concerns?

So are we, and have traveled a road similar to yours. As we have worked towards recovery with our own kids, we have learned a lot about systems navigation, IEPs, parenting techniques, de-escalation, reward systems, sibling issues, etc. and we simply want to pay it forward.

This weekend event is open to Dads, grandparents, and other male caregivers, who have a child in their family with behavioral health challenges, or extended family. This event is for caregivers and parents only, not kids. It's for parents and caregivers to learn, find community, and get support from other parents going through similar experiences.

There is a $ 35 registration fee for the weekend and includes lodging and meals from Friday evening to Sunday checkout (noon). We can also arrange carpools or help with gas vouchers, bus/train tickets, etc. to help you get here.

All you need to bring is your bedding, pillow, and all your questions!

There will be a gift for every participant !

Dates: October 6th through the 8th, 2023


Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center

16170 Manastash Road

Ellensburg, WA 98926

Registration link:

Or call us at: 1-800-736-0979

Visit the Lazy F Camp website -

11th Annual Dads Fall Retreat with Dads MOVE

NAMI Family & Friends

Oct 21, 2023
Oct 21, 2023

9:00 - 1:00 PST

Join NAMI Snohomish & Island Counties (NAMI Sno-Isle), the local organization of the

National Alliance on Mental Illness, at its next NAMI Family & Friends seminar on

Saturday, October 21st. It will be held at 9:00 -1:00 PST via Zoom at:


This 4-hour seminar informs and supports people who have loved ones

with a mental health condition. Seminar leaders have personal

experience with mental health conditions in their families. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.

NAMI Family & Friends
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