March 27, 2019

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

    On Sunday, May 19, NAMI Oregon will host the 17th annual 5K NAMIWalks Northwest event in Portland at the Eastbank Esplanade (near SE Water and SE Main) in Portland. We’re excited to have you participate and make a statement that mental health matters, and that no one should be ashamed to ask for help. Whether you volunteer, raise funds, lead a team, or all of the above, your support helps us fight for mental health parity, housing, 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

    Mar 28, 2019 By Allan Brettman The Lund Report

    Mental health services have fallen short for the people who need them most in Oregon — the Portland area especially — but a panel of authorities offered hope Thursday that the system can be improved through collaboration among multiple service providers.

    “There’s a shared interest and a shared obligation toward solving these problems in front of us,” said Dr. Jeffrey Eisen, chief medical officer of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, “and delivering a 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 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 Read More

    4/2/19 NAMI

    Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the appeals court upholds the decision, the invalidation of the ACA would touch Read More

    SALEM — Steve Allen is the new state behavioral health director at Oregon Health Authority, the agency announced Monday. He will begin work April 29.

    Steve Allen, a skilled clinician, national expert on behavioral health policy and state government reform and experienced behavioral health administrator, will fill the role created in July 2018, when OHA reorganized its behavioral health program, OHA said in a press release. Mike Morris had been serving in the role on an interim basis until he retired Read More

    SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s next State Health Improvement Plan will take on social factors that can affect people’s health, including exposure to racism, childhood trauma, living-wage jobs, food security and access to health care, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.

    The PartnerSHIP, a steering committee responsible for developing the 2020-2024 SHIP, determined the priorities during a meeting on Feb. 12. They include:

    Institutional bias: This is defined as the systematic distribution of resources, power and opportunity in society to the benefit of people who are Read More
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