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!

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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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?)


Jordan Binion Project Educates Local High Schoolers About Mental Illness

The Jordan Binion Project is a non-profit organization set up exclusively for the purpose of educating high school students about mental illness.  The Jordan Binion Project was founded by Willie and Deborah Binion in 2013. 


The Grave Concerns Association Restoring Western State Hospital Patients' Cemetery

the years more than 3,000 former Western State Hospital patients were buried on the Hospital grounds in graves marked only by a number.  Today the old Western State Hospital Cemetery is located within Fort Steilacoom Park.

The Grave Concerns Association grew from John Lucas’s desire to rededicate the prairie cemetery.  The Grave Concerns Association is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of this historic cemetery.  The goal is to recognize each patient by replacing their numbered stone with a gravestone bearing their name.

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