NAMI Greater Seattle is the only organization in the Seattle area working specifically to fill the gaps in our local mental health system through education, referrals, and support.
We offer classes and support groups at no cost to those who need them, connecting people with shared experiences and providing guidance on how to navigate an increasingly insufficient and complex mental health system. We are who people call when a mental health issue has left them feeling totally alone, when one more “Press 5” phone tree might just make them give up and lose hope.

To address the unmet mental health needs within our community through support, referral, education, and outreach.

A world where all those impacted by mental illness know they are not alone, and are empowered to live a fulfilling life.

NAMI Greater Seattle has been part of the Seattle community since 1978. Originally established as “Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill,” we worked with other concerned groups across the country to found a national advocacy and support organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Greater Seattle is proud to act as Seattle’s voice on mental illness.