NAMI Jeffco’s annual FREE Film Event!

You are invited to a FREE showing of award-winning Hidden Pictures, Sunday, October 18 at 12:00 noon at the ROSE Theatre.

This film is sponsored by NAMI Jeffco (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in honor of National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

The film will begin at 12 noon with doors opening at 11:30.

Since it is FREE to the community, seating will be first come, first served.

Filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who grew up in the shadow of her father’s schizophrenia, takes us to 6 countries to explore the hidden struggles faced by the people living with mental illness.  The film, featuring Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy, reveals a global epidemic of silence around mental illness, as well as moments of profound compassion and remarkable change on the path to recovery.  Following the movie there will be a question and answer period led by NAMI Jeffco members, and theatre ticket giveaways to some lucky ticketholders.

Our goal is to raise public awareness about mental illness and inform the public about NAMI’s classes and support groups in Jefferson County and NAMI’s work across the nation.

We hope you can join us!

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATIONS BY  Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County Commissioners.

See Calendar for details on both of these events.

Watch this site for information about the next Family-to-Family class

See our Education page for more information.

Nami and Me by Judye Best. Read Judye’s compelling story of Recovery (HERE)


NAMI Jefferson County (NAMI JeffCo) is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since 2005 our mission has been to empower families and individuals living with mental illness to better understand and cope with the special challenges posed by this kind of illness. We offer free self-help support groups, provide free education and training, create awareness of issues related to mental illness and work to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through free public events. We advocate for change and improved services for those living with mental illness and their family members, care givers and support persons.

If this is a life threatening emergency dial 911

To contact the Mental Health Crisis Hotline -- day or night -- dial 360-385-0321 ext.#1

To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 800-273-TALK ...or 800-273-8255 

To contact the Information HelpLine - an information and referral service 
 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST or by email at

NAMI JeffCo offers free drop-in support groups for friends and family members, caregivers and individuals living with mental illness. These groups meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 PM at 884 West Park Ave. in Port Townsend behind the Goodwill Store. The entrance is on Lake Street. We follow the NAMI Support Group Principles and Guidelines and absolute confidentiality is observed by all who attend.

On the fourth Wednesday of each month a writing workshop is offered for individuals living with mental illness and for family members as well, from 7-9 PM at 884 West Park Ave. We share individual writings and creative writing exercises. Strict confidentiality applies to our writing class as it does to all our group meetings.

To find other NAMI affiliates go to

With simple steps, and a little understanding, every challenge can become an opportunity for personal growth.  Anthony Robbins