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.

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