About NAMI


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Mission Statement

We Educate We Support We Advocate

NAMI’s dedicated volunteers have made it the nation’s leading grassroots advocacy organization to improve the lives and support the families of persons with mental illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, schizoaffective disorder, and anxiety disorders.

The Mission of NAMI-Central Oregon is to improve the quality of life for persons living with mental health issues, and their families through support, education and advocacy.

   We Educate 


Family–to–Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. 

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

   We Support


Support Groups 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. Participants learn from one another’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer mutual encouragement. See Dates and Times

Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group program for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. In these groups which meet weekly or monthly, family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom. See Dates and Times

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   We Advocate

 NAMI at the National Level

 Take Action on Advocacy Issues

Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy priority is to support Americans affected by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research
  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services
  • Attaining mental health parity

We maintain an active presence in the U.S. Capitol on priority issues, driven by our board-directed NAMI Public Policy Platform and emerging issues. NAMI also has a strong presence in all 50 states, advocating for state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

Learn About the Issues

Mental health public policy is a complicated topic, learn more about the current issues impacting the lives of those living with mental illness.  Learn More

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