May
3
Wed
Family Support Group
May 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Drop-in support group meeting. These meetings are for individuals living with mental illness, family and caretakers. At 7 PM we have conversation, coffee, tea, snacks and a chance to look over our circulating library. At 7:15 PM we begin the support part of the meeting.

Confidentiality and anonymity are respected, stressed and protected.

May
17
Wed
Family Support Group
May 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Drop-in support group meeting. These meetings are for individuals living with mental illness, family and caretakers. At 7 PM we have conversation, coffee, tea, snacks and a chance to look over our circulating library. At 7:15 PM we begin the support part of the meeting.

Confidentiality and anonymity are respected, stressed and protected.

Membership Vote
May 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The beginning of our meeting tonight will be used for our semi-annual membership voting. We’ll be voting on board members, as well as some regular business items. All up-to-date members are invited and encouraged to show up to vote tonight – non-members are always welcome, too, as support group will immediately follow our vote. See you there!

May
20
Sat
Rhody Parade
May 20 all-day

Come watch – or join us – as we walk the parade with out buddies at UGN!

May
24
Wed
Writing Workshop
May 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If you are not on our email list, please call before showing up – this group occasionally cancels.

The purpose of this workshop is help us start (or get back into) writing and to help each of us regain access to our natural creativity.

Bring something to read and you can choose to:
1) Share the writing without response from the rest of the group;
2) Ask the group to give you positive feedback only, i.e. what works well in the piece?
3) Ask the group to critique [NOT criticize!] the writing by giving positive feedback and suggestions for making the writing clearer and/or more effective; or
4) Ask the group members what part of your writing touched or moved them the most.

It will be helpful if you can bring 3 or 4 copies of your writing so that everyone can follow along as you read. (All copies will be returned to you as soon as the group is through critiquing the piece.) If this is a problem for you, don’t worry about it. (The purpose of this group is NOT to promote anxiety but to have fun!)

We will have two short writing exercises taken from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way for you to do.

This workshop is for individuals living with mental illness and family members. Confidentiality regarding any topic discussed is emphasized, just as it is in the support groups.

Jun
3
Sat
NAMI Walk
Jun 3 @ 8:00 AM

This is the annual NAMI walk in Kirkland to raise money for state and local NAMI, and to raise awareness.

To donate, you can pick one of our “PT Walkers” by donating on the NAMI Walks website: https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.teamParticipants&teamID=11658  or you can send us a check directly:

NAMI Jefferson County
P.O. Box 687
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Jun
7
Wed
Family Support Group
Jun 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Drop-in support group meeting. These meetings are for individuals living with mental illness, family and caretakers. At 7 PM we have conversation, coffee, tea, snacks and a chance to look over our circulating library. At 7:15 PM we begin the support part of the meeting.

Confidentiality and anonymity are respected, stressed and protected.

Jun
21
Wed
Family Support Group
Jun 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Drop-in support group meeting. These meetings are for individuals living with mental illness, family and caretakers. At 7 PM we have conversation, coffee, tea, snacks and a chance to look over our circulating library. At 7:15 PM we begin the support part of the meeting.

Confidentiality and anonymity are respected, stressed and protected.

Jun
28
Wed
Writing Workshop
Jun 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If you are not on our email list, please call before showing up – this group occasionally cancels.

The purpose of this workshop is help us start (or get back into) writing and to help each of us regain access to our natural creativity.

Bring something to read and you can choose to:
1) Share the writing without response from the rest of the group;
2) Ask the group to give you positive feedback only, i.e. what works well in the piece?
3) Ask the group to critique [NOT criticize!] the writing by giving positive feedback and suggestions for making the writing clearer and/or more effective; or
4) Ask the group members what part of your writing touched or moved them the most.

It will be helpful if you can bring 3 or 4 copies of your writing so that everyone can follow along as you read. (All copies will be returned to you as soon as the group is through critiquing the piece.) If this is a problem for you, don’t worry about it. (The purpose of this group is NOT to promote anxiety but to have fun!)

We will have two short writing exercises taken from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way for you to do.

This workshop is for individuals living with mental illness and family members. Confidentiality regarding any topic discussed is emphasized, just as it is in the support groups.

Jul
5
Wed
Family Support Group
Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Drop-in support group meeting. These meetings are for individuals living with mental illness, family and caretakers. At 7 PM we have conversation, coffee, tea, snacks and a chance to look over our circulating library. At 7:15 PM we begin the support part of the meeting.

Confidentiality and anonymity are respected, stressed and protected.