NAMIWalks Central Oregon

NAMIWalks Central Oregon Was a Huge Success!

With 105 participants and generous sponsors, NAMIWalks Central Oregon exceeded our goal of raising $20,000!

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

Thank you walkers and sponsors!

Online Family and Peer Support Groups

Online Support Groups

NAMI Central Oregon’s Family Support Groups and Connection Peer Support Group are currently meeting online.

Family Support Groups

Connection Peer Support Group

  • Mondays, 7-9 PM via Zoom
  • Open to adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental health conditions
  • To register, call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

NAMI Oregon Support Groups

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

Grupos de Apoyo y Clases de NAMI

Programas en Español de NAMI

Grupo de Apoyo Para Padres

NAMI Multnomah se ofrece un grupo de apoyo en español para padres o cuidadores de jovenes con barreras de salad mental. Este grupo se reúne mensualmente y en línea por Zoom.  

Un grupo de apoyo gratuito para padres, familiares y cuidadores que crían niños/adolescentes (0-18) que tienen dificultades de salud mental.

  • Horario: 3er jueves de cada mes
  • Hora: 12:15 – 1:30 PM
  • Localización: En línea vía Zoom
  • Registrar Aquí

Para cualquier pregunta, envíe correo electrónico o llame a JoLynn Thompson al 503-969-6650.

Folleto de Grupo de Apoyo Para Padres

Spanish Parent Support Group

NAMI Multnomah is offering a new monthly Spanish Parent Support Group, which meets on the third Thursday of each month from 12:15 to 1:30 PM via Zoom. 

Spanish Parent Support Group Flyer

NAMI Basics Online Started May 18

NAMI Basics Online

Thursdays, May 18 to June 22
6:30 to 9 pm
Online via Zoom

NAMI Central Oregon and NAMI Southern Oregon are jointly offering NAMI Basics online via Zoom on Thursdays, May 18 to June 22, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

NAMI Basics is a 6‐week course for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

The course is taught by parents of children who developed symptoms of mental illness prior to age 13.

The course is free and open to adults anywhere in Oregon who need help managing mental health services for a school-aged child or teenager.

For information, email: 

NAMI Basics Flyer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer brochure photo
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Starts June 7

Upcoming this Summer: NAMI Peer-to-Peer Available Both In-Person and Online!

June 7 to July 26
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Either in-person at First Presbyterian Church in Bend or online via Zoom. If you plan to join any classes via Zoom, register here.

For more information, please email us at

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions, and informative videos.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Flyer

Compassion Committee

NAMI Central Oregon Compassion Committee volunteers are all living with mental health issues, either with loved ones or themselves.

The Compassion Committee offers Central Oregon resource referrals for people seeking help for their loved ones or for themselves.

Call (541) 316-0167 or email

Youth & Young Adult Resources

NAMI Central Oregon Youth Resources lists local Central Oregon resources.

NAMI Ending the Silence is a mental health presentation for middle or high school classrooms or groups.

NAMI Youth and Young Adult Resources

  • Practical 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
  • Let’s Talk About Mental Illness is a new fun and engaging video made for elementary age kids to start the conversation about mental illness! 
  • 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.

NAMI Gather – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

NAMI Gather

Connect. Community. Fun!

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

Every 1st & 3rd 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 or for event information.

Photo from Bend Parks & Recreation: Discovery Park

Program Leader Training

Upcoming Program Leader Trainings via Zoom

  • September 15 – 18: Connection Peer Support Group Facilitator Training – Application and Schedule

Learn more here: Program Leader Information

Don’t see a training you’re interested in? Contact us at to find another training for you.

Ending the Silence Presenters Needed

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 fill out our Volunteer Application and email it to

Be sure to let us know on the application and email that you’re interested in Ending the Silence.

Through dialogue, we join the movement to end stigma!

Become a Board Member

Do you have lived experience with mental health conditions as a peer or loved one, 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, please fill out our Volunteer Application and email it to

Please let us know on your application and email that you’re interested in becoming a Board Member.

Thank you!

Thank You, NAMIWalks Sponsors!

Thank you, Anthony Poponi of HUMORE.US for rocking the stage as our MC and DJ, Justin True of the True Dreams Project for sharing his inspirational story, and Anjorin Israel of Esprit Photography for taking incredible professional photographs. Good Causes. Good Times. We're more than just humorous!
Justin True - True Triathalon
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Thank you to our generous NAMIWalks Central Oregon sponsors whose donations help us provide free community mental health education, support, and advocacy programs for families and individuals impacted by mental health conditions.

BestCare Compassion. Experience. Recovery.
Kronsberg Electric, Inc. Quality Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Electrical Construction -
Brooks Resources Corporation -
Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon -
Charlie Health -
Evolve Health -
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