The NAMI Family to Family Class begins Thursday, October 4 and will meet weekly until December 13, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This course is for family members and caregivers of those affected by a mental health condition. The course outline includes information about various mental illnesses, treatment options including medications, communication and coping skills, crisis intervention, recovery and advocacy. The class is free of charge to participants. To register, contact us at email@example.com or call the NAMI Yakima Office at 509-453-8229.
NAMI Washington and NAMI Yakima are sponsoring an Art Show at the 2018 Washington State NAMI Conference, scheduled for the Yakima Convention Center, September 28 & 29. Individuals with a mental health condition, their family members and friends are encouraged to submit entries. All skill levels and diverse art forms are welcome. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-453-8229.
The 2018 NAMI Washington State Conference will be held at the Yakima Conference Center on September 28-29. Plenary sessions and workshops will focus on the Conference theme: Mental Health at the Intersections. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nami-washington-2018-annual-state-conference-tickets-46887826752
Join NAMI Yakima on Wednesday ,August 22, at 5 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare Auditorium for our Annual Meeting. We will be voting on By-laws changes that will complete our NAMI affiliation. We will also vote for the FY 2018-19 budget, and for officers, Vice-President and Treasurer. There’ll be food and fun as well as important business to conduct. All members are urged to attend.
Come to the NAMI Yakima Booth at the Moxee Hop Festival, August 2, 3 and 4. We’ll be hosting the dunk tank and giving folks an opportunity to cool off, during the 3 day event. It’s lots of fun and we hope to see you there.
A Community Forum, Navigating a Mental Health Crisis, will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 1604 West Yakima Avenue, Yakima WA. A panel of service providers and crisis responders will discuss questions such as, How to prepare for a crisis, What to do during and following a crisis, and What should be included in a crisis plan. The community is invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served.
Carrie Huie Pascua will provide training on Cross Cultural Communication at the quarterly dinner meeting of the NAMI teachers and facilitators, scheduled for 6:00 p.m., June 18, 2018 at the Comprehensive Healthcare Auditorium. Deanna Roy will provide an update on NAMI programs and the program schedule for Summer and Fall 2018 will be developed. All certified teachers/facilitators are urged to attend.
Join us for NAMI Walks on June 2 in Kirkland. We are walking to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. You can register for the event or donate to TEAM YAKIMA by going to https://www.namiwalks.org/team/Yakima
The NAMI Yakima Advocacy Committee will meet March 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, Room B-210. The agenda will include follow-up on legislation supported at NAMI Lobby Day. Several bills have passed both houses and will go to the Governor for signature. They include House Bill 1377 the Student Mental Health Bill, HB 1783 regarding Legal Financial Obligations and SB 6491 Increasing Availability of Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Please join our advocacy team as we work to ensure comprehensive mental health care in Washington State.
NAMI Yakima Winter/Spring 2018 Programs
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group – An ongoing support group for individuals with a mental health condition; meets Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, Entrance #1. No registration necessary.
NAMI Family Support Group – An ongoing support group for family members of individuals with a mental health condition; meets Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, Entrance #1. No registration necessary
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy – This workshop will prepare you to tell your story and to meet with your legislators. Two workshops are scheduled: Tuesday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m., or Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m.Contact the NAMI office 509-453-8229, email@example.com to register.
NAMI Family and Friends Seminars – a 5-hour seminar to inform and support people with loved ones who have a mental health condition. Provides information about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Lunch is provided. Scheduled monthly: February 10, March 24 and April 21, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register online at https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends or contact the NAMI office 509-453-8229.
NAMI Family to Family Class – 12 week course for family members of persons with a mental health condition will meet Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning April 10 to June 26. This class provides in depth information about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Contact the NAMI Yakima office to register, 509-453-8229, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Peer to Peer Class – a 10 week course for persons with a mental health condition, scheduled for Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning April 12 to June 14. Peer facilitators provide information about mental health and will help individuals develop a recovery plan. Contact the NAMI Yakima office to register, 509-453-8229, email@example.com.
All NAMI Yakima Programs are Free of Charge.