Support, Education, & Hope

For the 1 in 4 who are directly affected by mental illness and those who love them, we make the Thurston and Mason county area a better place to live.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Thurston/Mason provides free support groups and education programs. We fight for improvements to our mental health delivery systems – better access to care, standards of care, recovery, housing, jobs, and rehabilitation.

Wednesday Family Support Group

There will be no Wednesday family support group on September 23. Please mark your calendars to this change.

Fun and Food at the annual NAMI Thurston Mason Picnic

imageSunday August 30 from 3-6pm

Tumwater Historical Park.  (Off of Deschutes Parkway take the unmarked road between Henderson and the Crosby House)

Come and catch up with old friends and make new ones. We will provide the fried chicken, water, lemonade and tableware.  Bring your family’s favorite “potluck” dish to share with the group

See you all there!

The NAMI Effect

The NAMI Effect

We like to call it the NAMI effect.

Every time you offer your hand to pick someone up.
Every time you share your strength and ability to persevere.
Every time you offer support and understanding to a family who is caring for a loved one.
You help change lives.

Mental illness affects everyone. With your help, we can reach more people in need of help and hope.

Hope starts with you.

Share the NAMI effect.

Share your story or experience to become a part of the NAMI effect and join the hundreds of individuals who have shared their stories about living with mental illness.

Share your hope or the challenges you’ve faced. Share your inspiration or frustration. 1 in 4 Americans experience mental illness. You Are Not Alone.