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Smith Award Dinner a Success

October 17, 2019

Thanks to all who made our 11th annual Gordon & Sharon Smith New Freedom Award, presented by Providence Health & Services, a success! We were thrilled to honor Sen. Ron Wyden with the award, graciously presented by inaugural honorees former U.S. Sen. Gordon and Sharon Smith. Special thanks to our gold sponsors: the Cow Creek more »

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Register now for our annual conference!

September 10, 2019

Join us Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Holiday Inn in Salem, for a day of informative workshops and a keynote speech from Steve Allen, Behavioral Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority. All presentations will be held in the hotel’s Conference Center. Presentation highlights include: Bringing a Clubhouse to your Community. Coleen Roberts, board member more »

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NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide

July 1, 2018

  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, more »

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Program started in Oregon takes cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

October 19, 2019

Published Oct. 13, 2019 at 08:58PM By LJ Dawson The Bulletin https://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/7494366-151/program-started-in-oregon-takes-cops-out-of DENVER — Every day Janet van der Laak drives between car dealerships in her sales job, she keeps size 12 shoes, some clothes and a packed lunch — a PB&J sandwich, fruit and a granola bar — beside her in case she sees more »

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Oregon lawmakers consider mental health checkups for students

Thursday, September 19th 2019 By Angelina Dixson and KVAL.com Staff https://kval.com/news/local/oregon-lawmakers-consider-mental-health-checkups-for-students EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon ranks the highest in the country for the prevalence of mental illness according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Now, Oregon health officials are working to reduce that number. Oregon lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require students more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Releases-First-Free-Online-Class-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Mental-Illness Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged more »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-3-Digit-Suicide-Hotline-Legislation NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to more »

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