NAMI Central Oregon -- NAMI Gather Bowling Night. March 5, 5:30-7pm. Lava Lanes, Bend.

NAMI Gather Bowling Night

Time to shake a leg and stretch yourself for some community R/R with the NAMI gang.

Join us for NAMI Gather on March 5 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for a Bowling Night at Lava Lanes in Bend.

It’s free to attend; just RSVP HERE. Come and be among a community of people who care. Who knows, you might have a blast!

NAMI Gather – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
NAMI Central Oregon -- NAMI Gather Bowling Night. March 5, 5:30-7pm. Lava Lanes, Bend.

NAMI Gather Bowling Night

Time to shake a leg and stretch yourself for some community R/R with the NAMI gang.

Join us for NAMI Gather on Tuesday, March 5th, from 5:30 – 7 pm for a Bowling Night at Lava Lanes in Bend.

It’s free to attend; just RSVP HERE. Come and be among a community of people who care. Who knows, you might have a blast!

NAMI Gather

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

Everyone is Welcome!

Before attending, please review NAMI’s Code of Conduct, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Thank you!

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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 recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

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 info@namicentraloregon.org. (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.

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: recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

Upcoming Program Leader Training

Do you want to be trained to become a NAMI support group facilitator or program leader? NAMI Oregon has these upcoming trainings:

For course and support group programs, you must have completed the NAMI course or attended the NAMI support group to be eligible to become an instructor or facilitator.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

If you want to get involved in one of our programs for the first time, contact NAMI Central Oregon at info@namicentraloregon.org.

Learn more here: Program Leader Information

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.

Ending the Silence at COCC Bend

NAMI Ending the Silence Talk. When & Where: Part of Fun Fridays at COCC Modoc Hall. Friday, 3/8 at 1-2 pm. Yes, there will be food! QR Code to RSVP, or email endthesilence.cocc@gmail.com. Know that you are not alone. Bring mental health education into the classroom. About: NAMI’s presentation raises awareness and reduces mental health stigma. This is a safe space to ask questions and hear from people who have lived experience with mental health recovery. COCC 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703 Presented by NAMI Central Oregon, namicentraloregon.org, info@namicentraloregon.org, (541) 316-0167.

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, fill out our Volunteer Application and email it our Volunteer Coordinator at recruiting@namicentraloregon.org.

Get Ending the Silence

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