September 15, 2017

Tickets and tables are still available for the 9th  Annual Gordon & Sharon New Freedom Award dinner Oct. 3, presented by Providence Health & Services. Created by NAMI Oregon in 2009 to honor the mental health advocacy efforts of former United States Senator Gordon Smith and his wife, Sharon, the New Freedom Award is presented annually and recognizes an individual or individuals for their leadership on mental health issues.

The event will be held at the Portland Marriott Read More

    By Chris Bouneff, executive director | Sept. 15, 2017

    After a nice summer break, the time has come to resume our monthly updates. We’re now in full swing as there are a multitude of efforts underway to implement legislation that the 2017 Legislature approved.

    If you need a refresher on the 2017 session, surf over to our session recap. Here’s our rundown of what’s going on for September:

    * Rules Advisory Committees (RAC) are up and running for two bills Read More

    Google taps National Alliance on Mental Illness to add depression screener to search

    August 29, 2017 | By Jonah Comstock

    While Google the company — now known as Alphabet — has spun its health operations into several growing subsidiaries, Google the search engine continues to be one of the major ways people seek to learn about their health. To its credit, Google has displayed an awareness of the “ask Dr. Google” phenomenon and over the years has steadily improved what people see when they make health-related search queries. Most recently, they Read More

    By Chris Bouneff, executive director | July 19, 2017

    We’re past due for an update, which means we have plenty to report. If you’ve followed along with the Legislature this year, you know that the session finished with a flourish in July. And for NAMI in Oregon, it was all good news at the close of the 2017 Legislature, which is one of our most productive sessions ever. Here’s our high-level rundown:

    * NAMI’s housing legislation. NAMI first proposed its Mental Health Housing Read More

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