Support

COVID-19 Support Update – Virtual Support Groups

NAMI-CO’s virtual support groups are open to all.

  • Please download the free Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or laptop and link to them.
  • Once you have the app, at the meeting start time, click on the link and your app will open. Click on “join the conversation.”
  • Zoom Tutorial

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


NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group program for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. In these groups which meet weekly or monthly, family members can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

Bend Family Support Group: third Tuesday of every month, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Bend Family Support Group: last Thursday of every month, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Redmond Family Support Group: First Saturdays, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

Bend Connections Peer Support Groups: every Monday from 7 – 9 PM via Zoom

  • Open to adults 18 and older in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties who live with mental illness
  • TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

Connections: Thursdays at 10:30 AM (currently on a break)

  • Contact: Janet Marie at 541-408-8675 or Joe at 458-256-8623.

The NAMI-CO volunteers listed below are available for those needing support while our group gatherings are suspended. Please remember that NAMI-CO support/connections are volunteers and respect what time of day calls are made.

For Family Support

General Help

For Peer Support/Connections:


NAMI HelpLine

NAMI Oregon Helpline 

NAMI Oregon Support Groups

Talk it Over

  • Talk it Over (parent support group online meetings) is for all family members of a child, teen, or young adult with a behavioral disorder that meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. This is a free public service provided by NAMI Oregon, with support from the Providence Foundation. Click here to sign up.    

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