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

See our Education page for more information.

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK  is the first week of October  NAMI Jefferson County will present a free public event, this year on Sunday, October 18.

MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATIONS BY  Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County Commissioners.
See Calendar for details on both of these events.

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.

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