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.
We are your local NAMI affiliate, one of hundreds of affiliates
throughout the nation, at work in your community to raise awareness and provide
support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
What We Do
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America
through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education
programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and
educators get the support and information they need.
We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for
people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots
volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental
health in all states.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine
allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each
year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline
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.
NAMI Central Oregon
Young People Connect
Fun and support specific
for those ages 18-30
us for food, fun, and friends
Friday April 4th. 6:00 to 9:00 PM
1128 NW Harriman St
adjacent to the County Annex Bldg
RSVP to Anna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness
you are worried about your child’s mental health, follow your
instincts. Unexplained changes in your child’s behavior and/or mood
may be the early warning signs of a mental health condition and
should never be ignored. There are many different types of mental
illness, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating
disorders, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, and it isn’t easy to
simplify the range of challenges children face. One way to begin if
you are concerned is to get an evaluation for your child or teen by a
licensed mental health professional....CONTINUE READING...
Mental Health First Aid
Please call Eileen at 541-383-3405 to Register
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk
factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early
intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental
Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select
interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
Support Groups around Central Oregon:
Bend Family Support Group:
When: 3rd Tues of every month, 5:30 PM
Where: SCMC-Bend, (Room Varies) Contact: email@example.com
Connections Peer Support Groups:
Meets Monday evenings call Marcia Miller 541-480-8269
Meets Mondays from 1:30 to 3:00 PM
1128 NW Harriman Street, call Janet at 541-408-8675
Meets Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30PM
1128 NW Harriman Street, call Janet 541-408-8675
Meets Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00PM
St. Charles Hospital cafeteria conference room
Call Laurie 541-693-4613
Redmond: Free Drop In - Family Support Group meets the first Thursday in the Redmond Library beginning at 5:30PM contact – Linda Shaw – 541-548-8637 firstname.lastname@example.org
Madras: contact- Linda McCoy 541-475-1873, NAMImadras@gmail.com
Connections: Peer Support Group - call
Family Support Group – call
All NAMI meetings are free and everyone is welcome
Cascade Peer and Self Help Center, Inc. is having an ongoing group for consumers throughout the county, called Extreme States (dealing with symptoms; voices, etc.) on Tuesdays from Noon to 1 pm at Cascade, 1128 NW Harriman Street, Bend, 97701, phone 541-322-7459. It is being facilitated by Bren Athens.
BEND SUPPORT GROUP: This is a meeting for friends and family members of those living with a mental illness held The 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 P.M. to 6:50 P.M., St. Charles Medical Center, Bend. It is led by a trained member of the NAMI Board, and seeks to assist those whose lives have been effected by mental illness, to bring healing and strength to those who attend.
No need to register or call ahead, Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged. (Contact: Eileen White 541-383-3405).
REDMOND SUPPORT GROUP: This is a meeting for friend and family members of those living with a mental illness held on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Redmond Library. It is facilitated by a member of the NAMI board and seeks to assist those whose lives have been effected by mental illness by bringing healing and strength to those who attend.
No need to register or call ahead, drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.
(Contact Linda Shaw at 541-548-8637)
MADRAS SUPPORT GROUP: call Linda McCoy for location at 541-475-1873.
Family to Family is a FREE series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well being. Volunteer teams of trained NAMI family members teach the classes. There is no fee to those taking the classes. Participants learn about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorders. There are also workshops on problemsolving, communications, and self-help.
(Contact Christy Maciel 541-419-8844 or Roger Olson 541-480-1960).
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NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
NAMI Affiliate Meetings
Educational, supportive meetings held every other month on the evening of the 3rd Tuesday immediatly following the support group meeting, with speakers on a variety of topics helpful to those with mental illness and/or their families.
In Our Own Voice
This is a recovery-education program in which people living with mental illness are trained to speak directly to community audiences about their experiences with brain disorders, treatment and recovery. The educational and healing power of In Our Own Voice enriches the audience’s understanding of how people with serious mental disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses. Recovery and claiming productive lives is a powerful message for anyone who’s life has been touched by mental illness.
(Contact: Becky 541-408-3103 ).
This is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course consists of nine two-hour units and is taught by a team of three trained ‘mentors’ who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. (Contact: Laurie Lindsey 541-693-4613).
is a FREE six week peer-directed education program developed specifically for parents and other caregivers of children who have either been diagnosed with a mental illness, or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. The course is taught by trained teachers who are caregivers mental illness during childhood. The course is taught by trained teachers who are caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness during childhood. (Contact Becky Dolf 541-408-3103)
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1,100 state and local affiliates engaged in research, education, support and advocacy. http://twitter.com/namicommunicatehttp://www.facebook.com/officialNAMI
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness