March 13, 2019
Thanks for a Wonderful 17th Annual NAMIWalks Northwest

Thanks to all who helped make the 17th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, presented by Providence Health & Services, a huge success!

Approximately 5,000 participated to make a statement that mental health matters, and that no one should be ashamed to ask for help. Whether you volunteered, raised funds, led a team, or all of the above, your support helps us fight for mental health parity, housing, access to treatment, and dignity for all.

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    Expanding Basics and Ending the Silence to Rural Communities

    With grant support from the Ford Family Foundation, NAMI Oregon is working to expand NAMI Basics and Ending the Silence into rural communities in our state. We will be holding trainings for both Ending the Silence presenters and Basics teachers in Roseburg this summer:

    Ending the Silence Presenter Training – June 22 & 23 Douglas Education Service District 1871 NE Stephens St.

    Basics Teacher Training – July 20 & 21 Ford Family Foundation 1600 NW Read More

    NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide


    NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones.

    This potentially life-saving guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis and resources available for those affected. Also included is information about advocating for a person in crisis along with a sample Read More

    By: KTVZ.COM news sources Posted: Apr 11, 2019 04:11 PM PDT Updated: Apr 11, 2019 04:16 PM PDT KTVZ

    PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Oregon announced Thursday that it has partnered with the Ford Family Foundation to expand two proven mental health education programs serving youth in rural communities in Oregon.

    NAMI Oregon is actively seeking young adults in recovery and parents/caregivers of children with mental health symptoms to share their journeys to help others find and navigate help.

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    Published 6:50 a.m. PT April 23, 2019 | Updated 9:23 a.m. PT April 23, 2019 By Associated Press Statesman Journal

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon set a record in 2018 for the number of criminal defendants who are so mentally ill they cannot stand trial.

    The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Oregon State Hospital admissions data shows 718 defendants were made patients at the psychiatric facility last year under court orders to treat their mental illnesses until they gained the capacity to assist in Read More

    Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as hearing voices Read More

    March 18, 2019 03:05 pm By Michael Devitt AAFP

    recent analysis( of 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health data published online in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety problems or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

    The analysis also found that nearly half of children with these disorders did not receive counseling or treatment from a mental health professional such as Read More

    Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz

    I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on the third weekend of my freshman year. I tried to get justice, but after months Read More

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