Welcome to the NAMI-Pierce Website!

We are the Pierce County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

We are your neighbors.  Our whole purpose is to support individuals and families whose lives have been touched by the challenges of mental illness.  Why? Because we have been touched by these challenging conditions ourselves. 

We have walked - and are walking - in your shoes every day as individuals living with a mental illness or their family members.

And things work better if we can take this journey together and support each other along the way.

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Family-to-Family starting September 29th, 2015!

Pierce County Council Indefinitely Postpones MHCD Sales Tax Action

State law allows each county to impose a 0.1% Mental Health and Chemical Dependency (MHCD) Sales Tax.  The revenue from this sales tax would be used to fund local programs to benefit the community and to provide services for individuals living with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The majority of Washington’s counties and the City of Tacoma have chosen to collect the tax to fund local programs.  Pierce County is the only county in the Puget Sound region NOT collecting the tax.  On December 16, 2014 Pierce County Council indefinitely postponed consideration of a proposal to p

2014 Report to Our Community

NAMI Pierce County is an all-volunteer 501c(3) non-profit corporation.  Our vision is to be a part of a coalition of services that support our Pierce County friends and neighbors living with mental illness with the help and hope they need.

This year we honor the memory of Jake Stanton.  NAMI Pierce County was the beneficiary of the kindness and generosity of Jake’s friends and family as they mourned the loss of a loved one.

We Are an All-Volunteer, Donation Supported Organization

NAMI Washington Leaders Answer Questions about Washington’s Mental Health Care System

NAMI Washington’s new Executive Director Lauren Simonds, Public Policy Committee Chair Sandi Ando, and Public Policy Committee Member Jim Bloss were recently interviewed.  Their Question and Answer comments are available on-line at “Q&A: Policy beyond a “crisis-driven” mental health system with NAMI Washington.”  The interview covers a number of topics including:


We have added two more donation opportunities, the Combined Fund Drive and the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program for you to help us fulfill our Mission to build better lives for both individuals living with mental illness and for their families.  NAMI Pierce will receive 100% of these donations. All donations help us to provide free classes, community outreach and legislative advocacy.

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Local Author Writes About Her Family's Experience With Mental Illness

“Shaking Shame from Mental Illness” is a memoir with a message of hope for anyone who has suffered from depression or trauma.

Tacoma author Evonne Agnello describes dealing with and finally accepting the suicide of her 85-year-old father and four years later, the suicide of her brother. Evonne is available for talks to service clubs and organizations. She is a member of NAMI Pierce County.

NAMI Pierce County Mission Statement



(Focus on what will occur if we succeed)

NAMI Pierce County will be a part of a coalition of services that support our Pierce County friends and neighbors living with mental illness the help and hope they need.


(Why do we exist?  Who are our customers?  What do we produce?  Where do we operate?)



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