NAMI Jefferson County (NAMI JeffCo) is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Our mission is 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 education, create awareness of issues related to mental illness, work to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and advocate for change and improved services.
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To contact the Mental Health Crisis Hotline -- day or night -- dial 1-877-410-4803
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 NAMI.org
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