About NAMI


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 and Friends

Seminar scheduled in Prineville for February 24th   Register Here

New 4 hour seminar that informs and supports those who have loved ones with a mental health condition.

Learn about Diagnoses, Treatment, Recovery, Communication Strategies, Crisis Preparation, NAMI Resources.


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. 

Contact Linda Jackson-Shaw longjourneyhome40@gmail.com

For our next Redmond schedule


NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program is a free, ten-week course that provides a holistic approach to recovery for adults living with mental illness.

  • Learning to live well
  • Sharing experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery
  • Learning how to strengthen interpersonal relationships
  • Gaining knowledge of how to manage and cope with difficult circumstances
  • Learning to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and events that can result in a possible relapse.
  • Gaining further insight into mental illness.
  • Experiencing new hope and inspiration in regard to recovery
  • Having fun and support


                                                                 March 8- May 10- Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:00 pm

                                                                   CONTACT US to REGISTER!

Kristin– 541 974-8511
Laurie: lauriezlindsey@yahoo.com – 541-6934613

March 8- May 10- Thursdays
Bend Peer Center
1128 NW Harriman
Adjacent to the Annex

Classes Limited in size: Call/e-mail to reserve your seat!
Transportation help available!

                                                                                                               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

See Additional Support Groups Throughout Central Oregon

                                         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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