NAMI 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 of a mental illness.

To learn more about Ending the Silence, please email

Community Education

NAMI-Central Oregon offers a free education series to the community on topics relevant to mental health. Please join us in support of good mental health in our community.

To learn more about our Community Education Series, please email

NAMI Family-to-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session class for families, partners, and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA.

Online Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family is offered online in Oregon. To find the next scheduled course, visit Classes – NAMI Oregon, NAMI Oregon Calendar, email or

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

Upcoming this Summer
NAMI Peer-to-Peer
Available Both In-Person and Online!

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • June 6 to August 1, with July 4 off
  • Either in-person at First Presbyterian Church in Bend or online via Zoom. To attend any or all of the classes via Zoom, register here.
  • For more information, email
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer Flyer

Online Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-Peer is offered online in Oregon. To find the next scheduled course, visit Classes – NAMI Oregon, NAMI Oregon Calendar, email or

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available in person, online via Zoom, and through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

The in-person and Zoom courses are taught by trained teams with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they’ve been there too.

NAMI Basics Online

NAMI Central Oregon and NAMI Southern Oregon are jointly offering NAMI Basics online via Zoom on Thursdays, May 18 to June 22, from 6:30 to 9 pm.

The course is free and open to adults anywhere in Oregon who need help managing mental health services for a school-aged child or teenager.

NAMI Basics Flyer

NAMI Basics OnDemand is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies, and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

To learn more about Basics, please email: or

NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation, and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

NAMI Family & Friends Companion eBook

The NAMI Family & Friends companion eBook provides important information about mental health conditions including: conditions and diagnoses, treatment and recovery, crisis planning, resources, and more. You can download it for free:

To learn more about Family & Friends, please email: or