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Advocating for mental health awareness year-round

NAMI Seattle is working to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health conditions. #newdaynw

SEATTLE — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental health conditions through advocacy and education. NAMI Seattle was its first branch, which mainly works to "fill the gaps in our local mental health system through peer-led education, referrals, and support." Program coordinator Aislin Percival (pronouns She/They) joins New Day NW to discuss their free community programs and how they use personal storytelling as a driving force in spreading awareness.

Community groups can schedule a free "In Our Own Voice" presentation with a NAMI Seattle representative at namiseattle.org/requestaprogram.

Segment Producer Joseph Suttner. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day