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Welcome to NAMI Eastside
NAMI Eastside is the East King County, WA chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our mission is to improve the quality of life of those persons affected by acute and chronic mental illness through support, education and advocacy.
Our members include families, friends, and people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, ADHD, and others.
We sponsor free support groups and educational programs, and we advocate for improvements to our mental health delivery system in terms of access to care, standards of care, continuity of care, recovery, housing and rehabilitation.
Wherever you are in the process of managing mental illness as an individual or a family,
SAVE THE DATE: GIVEBIG ON MAY 15, 2013
GROW YOUR GIFT
The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to
inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region
a healthier and more vital place to live.
Each credit card donation* made to the more than 1,400 nonprofit organizations
profiled on The Seattle Foundation's website between midnight and midnight
(Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, will receive a prorated
portion of the matching funds (or "stretch") pool. The amount of the "stretch"
depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total
donations on GiveBIG day.
* We will "stretch" all donations up to
$25,000 per donor, per organization.
WIN A GOLDEN TICKET
Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random from all donations made up
to the time of the drawing. The winner will have an additional $1,000 and a pair
of round-trip airline tickets, courtesy of Alaska Airlines, given in their name
to the same nonprofit that received their donation. The winner will also receive
a $100 gift card, courtesy of our lead sponsor, Starbucks!
Giving is fast
to SeattleFoundation.org and select “Find a Non-Profit” and then type in NAMI
Click on “Donate Now”, fill in the necessary information
Click on “Submit” and you’re done!
2013 NAMIWALK of Washington
Join us for the 9th Annual NAMIWalk
Saturday May 18, 2013 at Marina Park, Kirkland WA
Registration: 8am * 5K Walk: 9:30am
More information can be found
NAMIWALK TEAM CAPTAINS
NAMIWalk will be featured on King 5’s New Day Northwest on
Thursday morning at around 8:30 am, May 2, 2013. We would love for Walk
Captains to join us at 333 Dexter Ave North (between Thomas St & Harrison St),
Seattle, WA 98109 in Queen Anne. All Team Captains will be given a
NAMIWalk T-shirt. Interested? Please rsvp to the NAMI Eastside
office, 425 885-6264, or
Dear NAMI Supporters,
I want to thank you all for all the hard work you have done to get us to
over $150, 000 and almost 70% of our goal just 2 days before our Walk! It
is because of supporters like you that we are able to have a successful walk and
raise the needed funds for NAMI.
I have talked to so many of you over the past few months, and I look forward to meeting many of you on
Saturday. Thank you for your emails, phone calls, facebook posts, support
and encouragement. This has been a fabulous event to organize, and I am
grateful to all of the NAMI supporters who help make this walk happen. A
special thanks to our amazing NAMI Walk Chair and dedicated Walk Committee.
See you Saturday!
Gazala Uradnik, 2013 NAMI WA Walk Manager
WALK-INS ARE WELCOME and ENCOURAGED!
Encourage anyone and everyone to come walk with you--even if they have not
registered yet. We welcome EVERYONE to the NAMI Walk! Grab your
neighbor, spouse, friend, family member, roommate--bring someone who has not
registered to the NAMI Walk!
Our Thermometer is Rising!
In the last 48 hours we have raised $12,500!!
Keep those donations coming in. We are not done yet!
Besides using the online tool at
www.namiwalks.org/washington (see below for help on that), you may solicit checks and cash.
Bring all checks and cash to the walk in an envelope. Indicate how much money is
inside and make sure to include your name on the envelope, your team name if you
are a team member and which NAMI affiliate you would like the money to go to.
We will also provide envelopes on-site.
P.S.: If you haven't registered yet to raise money for the NAMI Walk of Washington, go to
www.namiwalks.org/washington and get started!
You'll get a free T-shirt on Walk Day, May 18, if you raise just $100!
We can do it together!
Saturday's the day!
It's not too soon to begin to plan your day at the
NAMI Walk of Washington - how to get there,
where to park, what to wear.
Registration/check-in opens at 8 a.m.
The walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to Kirkland, to find parking (which is all
off-site),to walk to Marina Park, to find your team and to check in.
Park in designated off-street lots or in regular spaces on Kirkland streets. Make sure
you check signs, parking
regulations and time limits where you leave your vehicle.
The library at Third Street and Kirkland Avenue is a large,
covered public parking area that is just three blocks from the park.
Here is a link to the Kirkland City website guide for public parking:
Here is a link to the Regional Trip Planner for Metro Transit:
If you arrive by Access Van, you should be dropped off at the Lakeshore Plaza Parking
lot. Access will enter Marina Park and Lakeshore Plaza via Central and Market.
Once you get to Kirkland
Follow signs and NAMI volunteers to the Marina Park Pavilion.
Enter the park from Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue or
Central and Market.
Find your team meeting spot.
Check in (team captains and individual walkers) at the Pavilion.
Listen for announcements at 9:15 a.m.
Follow the directions of our start coordinators, line up and commence walking ingroups of 80 at 9:30
This is an un-timed, non-competitive event. The sidewalks along the waterfront are shared with local
residents and fitness enthusiasts. Enjoy the walk, which is a loop. A shorter
turn--around is marked along the walk or those who wish to walk a shorter
THE CHECK-IN PROCESS
It is a great idea to communicate with team members this week and let them know
where the team will be gathering and when. We're urging captains to check in for
their team and let the registration folks know how many team members are in
attendance and how many of them raised $100 or more for a free T-shirt.
A team member who shows up later may check in individually.
All Walkers: Pay attention to registration signs. Captains and individual walkers who already have registered will check in in one area.
Participants who haven't registered online will fill out a walk-day registration
form and check in in another.
We will have extra donation envelopes, walk-day registration forms and tax
receipts at the check-in area.
It is still a little too soon to say with certainty but we should have a day in the mid 60's. There is a chance of rain.
Dress warmly, in layers, and bring rain-wear (just in case) and shoes that will keep you dry.
Here is the
National Weather Service forecast for Kirkland. You can check this periodically as the week unfolds.
Guide to using the Walk website
Hey walkers and team leaders, we've created a guide to using the online fundraising tools for the NAMI Walk of Washington.
The guide is available online
As you know, the NAMI Walk of Washington online tools are here::
Save the date: Saturday, May 188
The ninth annual NAMI Walk of Washington will take place on Saturday, May 18.
For the third year, the walk will be held at
Marina Park in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, and the route will follow the scenic shoreline of Lake
The lovely location, a popular area for pedestrians and a well-traveled route for
vehicles, brings needed visibility to the event - as does longtime radio
Puget Sound Business Journal columnist Patti Payne
And Patti will be joined by additional celebrities: The
Moose will help kick off the walk, and popular Seattle
alternative funk and soul band
Down North will provide live music!
The walk is the primary fundraising event for
NAMI Washington and the state's 23
National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliates. The event also serves to promote mental health awareness and
remind people that
NAMI exists across Washington
This year, the walk aims to raise $225,000 to help the NAMI chapters across Washington
continue to offer free classes, support groups, information and referral to
places of assistance.
As usual, the event will include sponsor booths, prizes, free food and music.
Last year's event attracted 1,000+ walkers.
NAMI Washington Walk Manager
is seeking family members and consumers to relate their Civil Commitment Court
experiences. What went well and what
didn’t go well, expectations VS reality, and opinions on how to improve the
NES Board of Directors is advocating for some modifications in the current system and
gathering information is part of the process.
Please contact Suzanne Auten at the
NAMI Eastside office at
Suzanne@nami-eastside.org or (425) 885-6264 if you can participate
in some individual and private conversation.
Dine with a HERO
A luncheon presentation held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
at 11:45 am, at HERO House, 14230 NE 21st Street in Bellevue. A FREE lunch is included. Seating
is limited to the first 50 that RSVP.
Call HERO House for more information or check out their website,
NAMI Eastside Upcoming Forums
“Educational Forums, 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm at
EvergreenHealth, Suite Tan 100 (downstairs)
12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, 98034. All forums
and open to all.”
HERO HOUSE: AN OVERLOOKED RESOURCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
Please join us on May 21, 2013, for our monthly educational forum at Evergreen
Health. Our presenters will be members from HERO House. HERO House is a free
clubhouse for people with serious mental illness that helps members achieve
goals of employment, education, housing and self-advocacy. Isolation and poor
self-esteem are a way of life for many people with mental illness. HERO House
can help to change that. Find out for yourself by attending this free forum,
7-9 pm, EvergreenHealth, Suite Tan 100, 12303 NE 130th Lane in
Olga Yarmoshik has been on staff at HERO House for
the past seven years. She will be accompanied by several members of HERO House
who will explain the programs and results of their participation. Join us
as we learn how HERO House can help individuals with mental illness.
June 18, 2013, Elaine Duncan, M.A., LMHC, Autism spectrum
July 16, 2013, David A Harrison, MD, PhD, Treatments for Mood
NAMI Eastside Board Meeting
The NAMI Eastside Board of Directors meets monthly on the
second Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Together Center, 16225 NE 87th St. in Redmond, in the Rainier Conference Room,
building A. This meeting is open to
all NES membership. Please call the NES office beforhand (425-885-6264)
sothat we can insure enough meeting packets are available.
SAVE THIS DATE
Dine with a HERO
Tan Room 100
7 - 9:00PM