IN THE NEWS: NAMI Oregon

July 1, 2018
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

    5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job Is To Help Others

    By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018

    I’m a helper. Over the years, I’ve supported those living with serious and persistent mental illness, people with substance use disorders and survivors of rape and other traumas. Each day, people come to me with their biggest worries and their biggest wins. They look to me for insight, guidance and condolence.

    My clients are not alone. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness. And ever since I can remember, I’ve displayed my Read More

    June 7, 2108 | By The Washington Post

    Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.

    In North Dakota, the rate jumped more than 57 percent. In the most recent Read More

    Thank you for our biggest walk yet!

    Thanks to all who made the 16th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event, sponsored by Providence Health & Services, our biggest walk to date! Approximately 7,500 people turned out to make a statement that mental health matters, and 5,000 walked – whether you volunteered, sponsored our event, walked, led a team, or donated, we are so grateful!

    We will be accepting donations online and via snail mail until 60 days after the walk. Please send check donations with a Read More

    Congratulations to all NAMI affiliate staff and volunteers on a job well done in 2017. NAMI affiliates in Oregon reported a 42 percent increase in NAMI signature program offerings last year as compared with 2016. In all, affiliates reported offering 951 signature programs events, such as support group meetings, education classes, and presentations such as In Our Own Voice and Ending the Silence.

    Affiliates provided more programs and did a more thorough job of reporting program data, accounting for the significant Read More

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