Advocacy / Outreach

In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40-, 60- or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it’s possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition.

For more information about In Our Own Voice, contact NAMI Central Oregon at (541) 316-0167 or

Logo for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is an information exchange network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to create more welcoming and supportive faith communities for persons and families touched by serious mental illness. NAMI FaithNet also encourages the role of faith in recovery for those for whom faith is a key component of their experience.

NAMI FaithNet is an online, web resource of NAMI dedicated to providing and promoting the creation and exchange of information, tools, outreach materials and other resources which will help NAMI members and friends educate faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery. NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but a mental health education and awareness outreach to clergy and congregations of all faith traditions as well as to individuals who seek faith as a component of their recovery.

For more information about FaithNet, contact NAMI Central Oregon at (541) 316-0167 or


Board members speak about NAMI at community groups. For more information about having NAMI Central Oregon speak at your community group, contact NAMI Central Oregon at (541) 316-0167 or


NAMI Central Oregon uses the term advocacy in the broadest sense. Nearly everything we do in relation to public outreach and education we believe contributes to our advocacy.