Reminder: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Verdant events in November, December

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Snohomish) is presenting the following events in conjunction with the Verdant Health Commission:

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Film Night – Showing of “Torrey Pines”: an award-winning stop action coming-of-age story of a trans youth on a road trip with a mother suffering from schizophrenia. The film will be followed by a discussion with the film-maker, Clyde Petersen.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 3-4:30 p.m. Supported Work and Meaningful Activities in Recovery: A panel discussion of 1) supported work opportunities, 2) an NAMI initiative to start a clubhouse model in Snohomish county and 3) a local horticultural therapy program. The panel includes representatives from Bridgeways, Farmer Frog and NAMI Clubhouse Initiative.

Thursday Nov. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Finding yourself outside the gender binary? Psychotherapist Kristen Knapick, MA, LMHC, bring over 20 years of ezperience working and training within her specialty — assisting LGBTQ individuals and others exploring gender and sexualtiy issues. Her talk is geared for individuals living on the fringes of gender and sexuality. This includes, but is not limited to, those who identify as queer, trans, and gender variant, and the family members and friends of those individuals.

Friday, Dec. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. 1st Psychotic Episode Interventions Study. Dr. Maria Monroe-DeVita of PBHJP, along with Dr. Mike McDonell of WSU, will be leading a training Implementation and Evaluation of the first-ever Washington State DBHR-funded First Episode Psychosis pilot in Yakima through Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health. The program is called New Journeys.

All of the Verdant workshops are free and do not require registration. All programs Verdant take place at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. More information at

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