National Alliance on Mental Illness - Washington Coast Affiliate supports those working towards mental wellness, their families and friends, advocates for mental health at local, state, and national levels, and hosts community mental health education programs.
In Crisis: Grays Harbor Crisis Center 615 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA 98550 1-800-685-6556 360-532-4357
Cast from shackles which bound  them, this bell shall ring out hope  for the mentally ill and victory  over   mental illness. -Inscription on Mental Health Bell
NAMI Washington Coast PO Box 153 Aberdeen, W 98520 360-533-9888 nami@nami-wacoast.org www.nami-wacoast.org
About

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to

others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical

conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive

disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.

The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion, or income. Mental illnesses are not the result

of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people

diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating

in an individual treatment plan.

In addition to medication treatment, psychosocial treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, peer support groups and other community services can also be components of a treatment plan and that assist with recovery. The availability of transportation, diet, exercise, sleep, friends and meaningful paid or volunteer activities contribute to overall health and wellness, including mental illness recovery. The World Health Organization ranks mental illness as the biggest disability problem in North America.  
Family Support Group starts May 17th, 2017 Mental Health Support Group every Friday 1:00 PM  Our Funders - Thank You for your support Great Rivers Behavior Health Organization Grays Harbor Community Foundation Seabrook Foundation