Saturday, October 2, 2010

NAMI Mental Health Week has something for everyone!

NAMI MENTAL ILLNESS WEEK IS THIS WEEK - sponsored locally by NAMI-Eastside, with offices in the “Together Center” (formerly the Family Resource Center),  425-885-6264

from the desk of Barbara Thompsen, Office Manager, NAMI-Eastside 

One in five families will have a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year.  More than 54 million Americans have or will have a mental disorder in any given year.

Remaining Events: 

NAMI “BASICS”, a 6 week class for the parents and caregivers of young children with a brain disorder has been postponed. We will continue to take names for our wait list and will be rescheduling the program for this spring. Please contact the NES office at (425) 885-6264 or  for more information.


Don’t miss the Broadway Musical “NEXT TO NORMAL” NAMI support night at the 5th Avenue Theatre on Thursday, March 3, 2011. The 5th Avenue will donate $10 of each ticket sold to sustain vital NAMI Statewide and Eastside efforts to support, educate and advocate for those and their families and friends who suffer from a mental illness.

“NEXT TO NORMAL” is an “emotional powerhouse—a story about the stop/start life of a bipolar mother and the hell her unreality wreaks on her family as she rides the sharp edge between coping and insanity”. Come early for an educational presentation at 7:00 pm by Dr. Delaney Ruston on her film, “Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia”.

When ordering tickets, use the promo code “NAMI”. For information about how to order tickets, check out the NAMI Eastside website at

Please share information about this performance with everyone who should see “NEXT TO NORMAL” and support NAMI.

By Barbara Thompsen, Office Manager,  Nami-Eastside, 425-885-6264

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