March 14th – Join Us for Free Pizza!

NAMI Central Oregon
Pizza Party!

Join us on March 14th at Deschutes Junction Pizza and Grill!

When: March 14th from 6 to 8 pm

Where: Deschutes Junction Pizza and Grill
2940 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97701

Meet our board members and learn about our programs!

We have been busy here at NAMI Central Oregon creating new programs with plans to expand into more rural communities, restart in-person support groups and add additional support groups to our area.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health all because of the generosity of volunteers!

Thank You, Volunteers!

In appreciation of our amazing volunteers, we will be hosting a FREE pizza night at Deschutes Junction Pizza and Grill on March 14th from 6 -8 pm. One complimentary nonalcoholic drink will be provided as well.

Everyone’s Welcome!

Not a volunteer, but you have been curious about our programs? No problem, come on down!

We will discuss our expansion plans, trainings, and upcoming events.

For more information and to RSVP email

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.

  • When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Where: Old Mill District
    450 SW Powerhouse Dr
    Bend, OR
  • Find the latest event information on our Event Calendar, Facebook, &

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 our January 28th Special Event snowshoeing on Mt. Bachelor!

Online Family and Peer Support Groups

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

Family Support Groups

  • 3rd Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM
    • Starting March 2023, the former 1st Saturday Family Support Group now meets on the 3rd Saturday
    • Register via Zoom
  • Last Thursdays, 5:15-6:45 PM
  • 2nd Tuesdays no longer meets

Connections 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.

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.

In-Person Family-to-Family Class

In-Person Family-to-Family Class
January 12 to March 2, 2023
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Bend
230 NE Ninth Street
Bend, OR 97701

Become a Program Leader

2023 Program Leader Trainings

February 25 & 26: Family-to-Family Teacher Training – Application and Schedule

March 18 & 19: Peer-to-Peer Teacher Training – Application and Schedule

August 26 & 27: Family-to-Family Teacher Training – Application and Schedule

Learn more here:

Board Members Needed

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!

Become an Ending the Silence Presenter

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!

Back to School Resources

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.

NAMIWalks Central Oregon

NAMIWalks Central Oregon

Saturday, May 20, 2023
Dry Canyon Park 
135 NW 9th Street
Redmond, OR 97756

Join us to make the event a success! Sign up at

To volunteer for the event, contact us at

Proceeds 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.

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.