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Who We Are

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.

What We Do

We Support. NAMI Central Oregon offers separate support groups for individuals living with a mental illness and for friends and family members:

CONNECTIONS Support Group for individuals living with a mental illness meets in:                  Bend on Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St (in room with entrance on Kansas Av.)

FAMILY SUPPORT for family members and friends of someone living with a mental illness, regardless of diagnosis, or lack of a diagnosis. Learn from, or help, others maintaining family relationships and navigating the mental health system and judicial system.

Bend on the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 PM at St. Charles Hospital. Currently meeting in the Physicians Dining room located on the second floor in the north hallway around the cafeteria. Contact Eileen at:  whitefam@bendcable.com

Redmond on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Redmond Library,  827 SW Deschutes Ave. beginning at 5:30 PM. Contact Linda at:  longjourneyhome40@gmail.com

LaPine on the 1st Wednesday of the month a LaPine High School beginning at 6:00 PM. Contact Karenlynn at:  karless2003@yahoo.com

Prineville Contact Dawn at dawnmountz@gmail.com

Madras Contact Linda at:  lindamccoy79@gmail.com

Other Area Support Groups:

                                        Suicide Bereavement Support

  • .  For more information contact Alison Sorenson, 541-610-9500 alison@alisonsorensoncounseling.com
  • .  For more information contact Herb Baker, 503-708-3047 or herbandjudy@yahoo.com.

Drug addiction  FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP:

Life Raft- Thurs eve. 6PM Boyle Education Center COCC, Rm 160, barbcs@bendbroadband.com

We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our free education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.

 

Family-to-Family Classes – Find out More

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Participants  gain comfort in knowing they are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a mental illness. The in-person group experience of NAMI Family-to-Family provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.

Winter Classes are now forming. Classes are free, but registration is required.

PRINEVILLE – January 2016 – Contact Dawn at 541-306-1230

BEND – February 1st, 2016 Contact Karyn at 541-541-420-0527

MADRAS – March 2016 Contact Linda at lindamccoy79@gmail.com

or send an email to namicentraloregon@gmail.com

 

Peer-to-Peer Classes:  Find our More

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April Class Now Forming- Sign Up Now!

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

REDMOND

April 27th- June 29th
Noon-2 pm

Mentors:

Laurie-541-6934613 lauriezlindsey@yahoo.com
Sally- 541-280-4002 salsax76@gmail.com

Need more info? Need a ride? Call: Sally 541-280-4002

 

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REDMOND PEER SUPPORT

   Redmond Peer Support!

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month- 10:30-noon

An opportunity for those of us with Mental Health Issues to meet, connect with friends and share support, understanding and explore together plans and ways for a great spring and summer this year.

Come Join us … free coffee and snacks, too!

Best Care- Redmond

340 NW 5th– 2nd Floor- Group Room

Redmond

(parking is behind Black Bear Diner)

Need more info? Need a ride? Call: Sally 541-280-4002

 

We Are Not Alone!

 

 

NAMI Basics- Find out More

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NAMI Basics is a FREE education course for parents or caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental health issues, including ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, and others. The course provides the fundamentals a caregiver needs to care for themselves, their family, and their child.

 

We advocate. NAMI shapes the national and local public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families. NAMI provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.

We listenOur toll-free NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.

We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

 

April Class Now Forming- Sign Up Now!p2p

 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

 

REDMOND

 

April 27th– June 29th

Noon-2 pm

 

Mentors:

 

Laurie-541-6934613 lauriezlindsey@yahoo.com

                              Sally- 541-280-4002 salsax76@gmail.com

 

Need more info? Need a ride? Call: Sally 541-280-4002

 

LATEST HAPPENINGS

 It is a pleasure to announce that Sally Saxton was selected to be a NAMI Oregon Connections State Trainer.  She will be in Arlington, VA April 22-24 for Train the Trainer Training.  She and another candidate from Lane County have been selected as the new Connections State Training Team for this up-coming year.  She has been steadfast and committed and will be a wonderful trainer.  She is committed to NAMI and present and incoming peers. She remains in constant contact with all peers with great rapport coupled with fidelity to NAMI Connections and Peer-to-Peer Programs.

Sally participated, and completed:

  • IPS-Intentional Peer Support 5-Day Training
  • Connections Facilitator Training
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentor Training

As well, Sally has inaugurated Second Tuesday Coffee-Meet Ups for Redmond Peers with the goal of establishing a core of peers that will foster a robust Connections Program in the Redmond area.

She is an asset to NAMI Central Oregon!

 

 

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