NAMI Yakima Welcomes Volunteer Coordinator – Michele Lazorik

Michele Lazorik is the new volunteer coordinator for NAMI Yakima. Michele took the Family to Family class last Fall and plans to become a Family to Family teacher. She recently completed NAMI Ending the Silence presenter training and is working to provide the program in area schools for students, staff and parents. Michele also volunteers her time with the ASPEN and will be getting her Master’s in Counseling this June. We are privileged to have her as a volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering with one of our NAMI programs, you can call the NAMI office at 509-453-8229 or email us at info@namiyakima.org.

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar – Feb. 23

NAMI Yakima will offer the free 5-hour seminar, Family & Friends, on Saturday February 23, from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, 402 S 4th Avenue, Yakima WA 98902.  The program informs and supports those who have loved ones with a mental health condition.  Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.  Lunch will be provided.  To register, contact the NAMI office at 453-8229, or you may register directly by going to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar – Dec. 8

NAMI Yakima will offer the free 5-hour seminar, Family & Friends, on December 8 from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, 402 S 4th Avenue, Yakima WA 98902.  The program informs and supports those who have loved ones with a mental health condition.  Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.  Lunch will be provided.  To register, contact the NAMI office at 453-8229, or you may register directly by going to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Friends.

Quarterly Facilitators Meeting – Nov. 26

All NAMI Yakima group facilitators, class teachers and program presenters are invited to attend the Quarterly Meeting  of the Education and Support Committee on Monday, November 26, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Comprehensive Healthcare.  The agenda will include program evaluation of the past year and strategic planning for FY 2018-19.  Please contact the NAMI Office if you plan to attend.

Advocacy Workshop – November 13

The NAMI Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a NAMI Smarts Advocacy Workshop on Tuesday, November 13 from 3-5 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Comprehensive Healthcare, 402 S. 4th Avenue, Yakima WA 98902.  Participants will learn to  tell their stories of challenge, recovery and hope and will develop tools for effective advocacy to policy makers.  There is no charge for this event.  Please contact the NAMI Office at 509-453-8229 or info@namiyakima.org to register.

Leadership Workshop Scheduled for October 22

Leading Out Loud is the theme of a workshop scheduled for Monday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comprehensive Healthcare, 402 S. 4th Avenue, Yakima WA 98902.  Individuals with a mental health condition, family members and the community are invited to participate in the program led by Beth Gould of Greater Vision Life Coaching.  The workshop is free of charge and lunch will be served.  This project is made possible by a grant from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.  To register contact NAMI Yakima at info@namiyakima.org or call the NAMI office at 509-453-8229.