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Expanding Basics and Ending the Silence to Rural Communities

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 more »

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Thanks for a Wonderful 17th Annual NAMIWalks Northwest

March 13, 2019

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 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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Legislative session lurching to its end

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 The Legislature is lurching toward the end of its 2019 session, which is scheduled to adjourn on June 30, if all goes well. There are still several major decisions to be made, and several of our priorities are alive and well. To refresh your memory, you can find the summary of our more »

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Mental health programs expand to serve rural Oregon youth

May 16, 2019

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 more »

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Record number of mentally ill people in Oregon charged with crimes

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 more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use 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 more »

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