October 17, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

NAMI Washington Virtual State Conference 2020 People, Prevention, Progress


NAMI is all about its people. Supporting PEERS, family members and loved ones; making sure they feel educated, supported, and confident in their ability to advocate for and support themselves. Last year we celebrated 40 years of NAMI Washington and reflected on where we want to go in the next 40 years. Much of what came from those brainstorming sessions was a closer look at our people - who are we serving and more importantly, who are we NOT serving, and how do we bridge that gap? Much research has come out in the past few years about the need for more mental health services and advocacy for populations who have historically been underrepresented and underserved. This lack of care can get passed down through generations - not something that anyone could call progress. By working together, we can identify where we need to be, and move forward. We can lean on each other, support each other, and make the mental health world a better place for all.