NAMI Gather – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

NAMI Gather: Connect. Community. Fun!

Please join us for our new semi-monthly NAMI Gather Meetup!

Every first and third Tuesday of the month we will meet up for a fun, supportive gathering at 5:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome!

Have an idea for a meetup? Email with your suggestions.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and for event information.

Online Support Groups

NAMI Central Oregon’s support groups are currently meeting online. Our online support groups are open to all Oregon residents. [Learn more …]

We will let you know when in-person support groups start meeting again.

Online Classes

NAMI’s Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer classes are being offered virtually across the state of Oregon!

NAMI’s Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer classes are being offered virtually across the state of Oregon!

In-Person Family-to-Family Class

NAMI’s in-person Family-to-Family class is coming soon!

Pre-Register Now!

Email us at to preregister for this in-person class. Dates will be announced shortly.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.

It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there and includes presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. Sharing your own experience may help others in your class. In the program, you’ll learn about:

  • How to solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Supporting your loved one with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • How to handle a crisis
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family

Pre-register by emailing us at

Back to School

Visit NAMI’s Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Resource Library where you’ll find:

  • Practical back-to-school materials for parents, educators, teens, and young adults, available in English and Spanish
  • The downloadable Meet Little Monster coloring and activity book, available in English and Spanish, for young children
  • How to bring a NAMI Ending the Silence mental health presentation to your middle or high school classroom or group
  • The new Mental Health College Guide, made in partnership with the Jed Foundation and accessible in English and Spanish
  • NAMI Basics, an education class for parents and caregivers concerned about their children’s mental health…and more!

NAMI is committed to supporting kids and those who take care of them, at home and at school. We hope these resources help you this back-to-school season.

Ending the Silence Presenters

We need your help!

Our youth are faced with mental health challenges now more than ever.

We have the opportunity to bring NAMI’s nationally recognized program, Ending the Silence, back into our schools, but we cannot do this without the help of our community.

Are you between the ages of 18-35 living successfully with a diagnosed mental health condition?

If so, we would like to hear from you! Please get in touch with us for more information at

Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma!

Volunteer for NAMIWalks

For the first time, NAMI Central Oregon will host our very own affiliate NAMIWalks! We hope to host the upcoming Walk in May of 2023.

We are currently recruiting for our NAMIWalks Committee. There are several open positions available: NAMIWalks Committee Positions At-a-Glance

Interested? Send your completed NAMIWalks Committee Interest Form to

Proceeds from this walk will help us provide FREE community mental health education, support, and advocacy programs for families and individuals impacted by mental illness, as well as training and presentations for the schools, workplaces, faith communities, and neighborhoods that support them.

If you’re looking for a rewarding and fun way to support the mission and work of NAMI Central Oregon, volunteering with NAMIWalks is a perfect way to make an impact.

Your help allows us to expand our outreach in the community!

Thank you for your interest in the first NAMIWalks Central Oregon!

Please send your completed NAMIWalks Committee Interest Form to

Thank you!

We Need You
Affiliate Board Members

Do you have lived experience as a peer or a loved one living with mental illness or do you just have a passion to help others in your community with mental health? If so, we are looking for you!

NAMI Central Oregon is currently recruiting operational board members to help grow our organization within the Central Oregon region.

We are looking for dedicated individuals with all types of skill sets, looking to fill the need on a fun, passionate, and working board.

Job Description

If you are interested and want to find out more, send us an email!

We Want to Hear Your Story

Sharing your story about your mental health challenges can help your recovery and offer encouragement and support to others.

Do you have a personal experience with NAMI and/or NAMI programs you’d like to share? Please email us at

All submissions will remain anonymous.