Raise awareness for suicide prevention and treatment, know the risks and warning signs for suicide and what to do in a crisis.
To learn more about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, go to namicentraloregon.org/suicide-prevention-month.
Job Opportunity: Program Manager

Program Manager Position

Do you have a passion for mental health? NAMI Central Oregon is hiring a Program Manager.

Position Title: Program Manager

Purpose: The Program Manager manages all aspects of NAMI Central Oregon programs, services, and volunteers. They work directly with the NAMI Central Oregon Affiliate Advisory Committee Board (“the Board”) and the NAMI Oregon Executive Director or NAMI Oregon designee. Primary supervision is provided by the Board. The Program Manager is responsible for carrying out the mission of NAMI Central Oregon, and for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization, consistent with the direction provided by the Board. They represent NAMI Central Oregon in the community at events and outreach on NAMl Central Oregon’s behalf to share knowledge of our programs and services including recruitment of volunteers and program leaders. Organize and help coordinate programs. Programs for NAMI Central Oregon are facilitated by volunteers, the Program Manager oversees these volunteers as they execute the programs.

Location: Until office space is acquired, remote work with some travel.

Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday (occasional weekends for special events)

Pay Rate: $23-$28 per hour depending on experience

Learn More: HERE

Job Description: PDF Download

Deadline: September 22, 2023

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO: president@namicentraloregon.org

Back to School 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.

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, call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

Family Support Groups

NAMI Oregon Support Groups

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

Compassion Committee

Compassion Committee

NAMI Central Oregon Compassion Committee volunteers all live 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 themselves.

Call (541) 316-0167 or email info@namicentraloregon.org

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 info@namimultnomah.org 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 Gather – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

NAMI Gather

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

In-Person Program Leaders Needed

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. So far in 2023, we’ve offered Family-to-Family in-person and Peer-to-Peer hybrid.

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:

The Basics teacher training will be held in person at NAMI Oregon’s new office (147 SE 102nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216), while all others will be conducted via Zoom.

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

Young Adult Presenters Needed

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, 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.