Back to School

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.

Walking for Mental Health

Here at NAMI Central Oregon, we believe in engaging with our community. All of us need a sense of belonging; being part of a community enables us to share personal relatedness and support the perpetual growth of each other, ourselves, and our environment.

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, we meet up with each other & walk at Pioneer Park, 1525 Northwest Wall Street, Bend.

Check Facebook, Instagram, and our Events Calendar for updates. Don’t use social media? No problem. Reach out to to be added to our walking mailing list.

Online Support Groups

NAMI Central Oregon’s support groups are currently meeting online. Our online support groups are open to all Oregon residents. [Learn more …]

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

Family Support Group Facilitators Needed

Train on November 12 & 13

We need Family Support Group (FSG) Facilitators. Do you attend FSG and are interested in becoming a facilitator?

Training is on November 12 & 13.

We Need Program Leaders

Would you like to teach a NAMI program, facilitate a NAMI support group, or share your story? Attend an upcoming training!

Training Schedule

Only those who have completed the NAMI course or currently attend the NAMI support group are eligible to become instructors and facilitators.

Become an In Our Own Voice Presenter

Train on October 22

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and ideas about people with mental health conditions. 

Do you want to share your story as a NAMI In Our Own Voice presenter?

Attend our upcoming In Our Own Voice Presenter Training on October 22.

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.