Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week this year is Oct. 2-8. Activities vary by NAMI State Organization and NAMI Affiliate. In some case, activities may occur a week or so before or after the formal week, particularly if multiple events are planned. Please contact the Spokane NAMI Affiliate for specific information at 509.838.5515. If you are looking... Read More

Facebook app aimed at preventing suicide

Facebook has introduced a process to make it easier for people to help friends who post messages about suicide or self-harm. The new feature allows users to flag their friends' posts, which will then be reviewed by a team at the social network who will offer language to communicate with the person who is at... Read More

Care Cars recruiting volunteers

If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity Care Cars can help. A program of Elder Services, Care Cars is a volunteer transportation service for seniors and disabled individuals who need assistance getting to essential medical appointments. To be a Care Cars driver you must be 18 or older, have a valid Washington driver's license, a... Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe... Read More

Final week for Next to Normal

Tickets are still available for Next to Normal, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning rock musical about bipolar disorder, presented by The Modern Theater at the Bing, April 7-17. Tickets are available at themoderntheater.org. As a community sponsor Frontier Behavioral Health will provide information about mental health in the lobby of the Bing following the... Read More

NAMI launches free mobile app

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has created a free mobile app called AIR (Anonymous. Inspiring. Relatable) to provide a safe space for the mental health community to connect and support each other. Read more here.  

Mental Health First Aid course

Registration is open for Mental Health First Aid, a public education course taught by nationally-certified FBH instructors. Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction. Upcoming courses: April 22 To register call Tracy Duncan at 509.458.7453 or email tduncan@fbhwa.org. A non-refundable fee of $25 per participant includes a training... Read More

Statement on overdose deaths

From Spokane Regional Health District Interim Health Officer, Dr. Joel McCullough:   “As officials learn more about the cause of recent overdose deaths, we encourage those suffering from addiction and those around them to know the signs of overdose including problems with body temperature, pulse rate, breathing or blood pressure, as well as sleepiness or... Read More


NAMI education course

Register now by calling 509.838.5515 for NAMI Spokane’s free Family-to-Family peer education course. Family-to-Family is for family members and friends of adults who live with mental illness. The free program meets for 12 sessions and is taught by trained family members of people living with mental illness. No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed... Read More