NAMIWalks Central Oregon

NAMI Gather – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

NAMI Gather

Please join us for an hour of fresh air, community, and connection!

When we don’t have a special event, we walk along the Deschutes River Trail starting at the Old Mill Bridge (across from Sisters Coffee) every first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm!

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Everyone is Welcome!

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Support Groups

Online Support Groups

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

Recruiting In-Person Support Group Facilitators

We are recruiting in-person support group facilitators. Interested in facilitating an in-person support group? Contact

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 for Connection Peer Support Group, email (Requests are screened to ensure those joining are individuals living with mental illness to maintain the privacy and integrity of the online meeting.)

Family Support Groups

NAMI Oregon Support Groups

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

Become a NAMI Program Leader!

Help Us Bring In-Person NAMI Programs Back to Central Oregon

NAMI Central Oregon is looking for facilitators and leaders to offer in-person NAMI signature programs to Central Oregon.

Connection Support Group Facilitator Training

Support Group Facilitator or Educational Program Leader

Are you interested in becoming a support group facilitator or educational program leader? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at to get on our list of interested future program leaders.

Are You a Trained NAMI Leader?

Are you already trained to lead a NAMI signature program and want to get back to volunteering in person? We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at:

Become an In Our Own Voice Presenter

In Our Own Voice

Are you interested in becoming an In Our Own Voice presenter? We are signing up interested volunteers to organize a NAMI Central Oregon In Our Own Voice training.

In Our Own Voice training is empowering. It helps you frame your experience as mental health recovery and gives you the tools to share your story in a way that resonates with audiences in an impactful way.

The training ensures that you are mentally prepared to retell painful experiences, which can be triggering without support tools to ensure telling your story is a moment of reflection, recovery, and strength, honoring what you’ve been through and how far you’ve come.

If you want to become an In Our Own Voice presenter, please contact our Program Manager at

Youth Mental Health

NAMI Central Oregon Youth Resources 

NAMI Ending the Silence

NAMI Back to School Resources

NAMI Youth and Young Adult Resources

NAMI Basics

  • NAMI Basics is an education class for parents and caregivers concerned about their children’s mental health.

NAMI is committed to supporting kids and those who care for them at home and school. We hope these resources help you.

Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence

NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps middle and high-school-aged youth learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms.

Young Adult Presenters

Are you 18-35 and living successfully with a mental health condition? If so, you’d make a perfect Ending the Silence Young Adult presenter.

To become an Ending the Silence presenter, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

Get Ending the Silence

To get NAMI Ending the Silence into your school, email us at or request a presentation at ETS.NAMI.ORG.