SEAVIEW The Pacific County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter is presenting a special evening program on Emotional Health and Families on Feb. 15 at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview, starting with pizza and salad at 5:15 p.m., and a speaker at 6:30 p.m. Admission and dinner are free.
Special speaker Debora Stout, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) from Astoria, will talk about the role of family in providing support for loved ones experiencing mental and emotional health issues. She has been a popular speaker at previous NAMI events with a vast knowledge of psychiatric issues presented in an easy to understand way. She will also be available to take questions from the audience.
Stout has been a PMHNP since 1991, coming to Astoria in 1995; she has had a private practice there since 1998. She specializes in adult mood disorders, providing general psychiatric support including prescribing and monitoring medications and offering counseling.
NAMI is an organization dedicated to providing education, support and a voice for those with mental illnesses and those who are affected by them. NAMI offers a variety of programs, conferences and trainings designed to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illnesses, offering hope, reform and health to all Americans.
NAMI Pacific County meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Peninsula Church Center, usually at 3 p.m. Check the calendar section of the Chinook Observer or contact Kat at 665-6305 or Rosie at 665-5372 for further information.